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Dirty Pictures (2000)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Nov 28, 2000

MPAA Rating
Rated R for nude and sexual images and for related dialogue.

Running Time
1 hour, 44 minutes

Country USA

Studio MGM Television, Showtime

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Genre: Drama, True Story, Courtroom, Erotic, Suspense

Plot: Despite the controversy already stirred up by Robert Mapplethorpe's photography, Cincinnati art curator Dennis Barrie (James Woods) decides to exhibit them. The sexually charged photos catch the eye of County Sheriff Simon Leis (Craig T. Nelson), who is aghast. Leis tries to have Barrie thrown in jail, but the case is taken to court, where a jury must deliberate over the age-old art vs. pornography verdict. The proceedings strain Barrie's relationships with his wife (Diana Scarwid) and children, but Barrie fights to the end to protect what he believes is a fundamental American right. This made-for-cable film is based on a true story and features footage from the actual trial and intercut commentary on censorship by Salman Rushdie, Barney Frank, and Fran Liebowitz.

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 Directed by
Frank Pierson
Conspiracy, Truman, A Star Is Born
 Written by
Ilene Chaiken
Barb Wire, Damaged Care, The L Word
James Woods
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Diana Scarwid
What Lies Beneath, The Clearing, Rumble Fish
Craig T. Nelson
The Incredibles, The Devil's Advocate, Poltergeist
Leon Pownall
Dead Poets Society, The Day Reagan Was Shot, How the West Was Fun
Matt North
Straight Right
David Huband
Cinderella Man, Wrong Turn, Cube Zero
Judah Katz
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 Music By
Mark Snow
The X Files, Disturbing Behavior, The X-Files

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