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  • Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)
  • R
    124 min | Documentary, Biography
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)
R
124 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.
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Release date
Jun 5, 2010 (United States)

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85 cast members
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Larry Adler
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Bobbie Arnstein
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Joan Baez
Self - Folk Singer / Activist Self - Folk Singer / Activist   See fewer
Count Basie
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Tony Bennett
Self - Singer Self - Singer   See fewer
Pat Boone
Self - Christian Activist, Singer Self - Christian Activist, Singer   See fewer
Malcolm Boyd
Self - Author (as Reverend Malcolm Boyd) Self - Author (as Reverend Malcolm Boyd)   See fewer
Ray Bradbury
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Jim Brown
Self - Social Activist / Retired NFL Player Self - Social Activist / Retired NFL Player   See fewer
Susan Brownmiller
Self - Feminist / Author Self - Feminist / Author   See fewer
Lenny Bruce
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
William F. Buckley
Self (archive footage) (as William F. Buckley Jr.) Self (archive footage) (as William F. Buckley Jr.)   See fewer
Vincent Bugliosi
Self - Attorney / Author (as Vince Bugliosi) Self - Attorney / Author (as Vince Bugliosi)   See fewer
Dick Cavett
Self - TV Talk Show Host Self - TV Talk Show Host   See fewer
Kimberley Conrad
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Country Joe and the Fish
Themselves (archive footage) Themselves (archive footage)   See fewer
Robert Culp
Self - Actor Self - Actor   See fewer
Sammy Davis Jr.
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Miles Davis
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Dorothy Donegan
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Bobby Doyle
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Jerry Falwell
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Daryl Farrington
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
The Gateway Singers
Themselves (archive footage) Themselves (archive footage)   See fewer
Dizzy Gillespie
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Linda Gordon
Self - Feminist Writer / Professor Self - Feminist Writer / Professor   See fewer
Dick Gregory
Self - Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Self - Comedian, Civil Rights Activist   See fewer
Alex Haley
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Tim Hauser
Self - Singer / Founder, 'The Manhattan Transfer' Self - Singer / Founder, 'The Manhattan Transfer'   See fewer
Hubert H. Humphrey
Self - At Democratic National Convention (archive footage) (as Vice President Hubert Humphrey) Self - At Democratic National Convention (archive footage) (as Vice President Hubert Humphrey)   See fewer
Vicki Iovine
Self - Playmate 1979 / Writer (as Vicki McCarty Iovine) Self - Playmate 1979 / Writer (as Vicki McCarty Iovine)   See fewer
Jesse Jackson
Self - Civil Rights Activist (as Rev. Jesse Jackson) Self - Civil Rights Activist (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)   See fewer
Burton Joseph
Self - Civil Rights Lawyer / Chairman, Playboy Foundation (as Burt Joseph) Self - Civil Rights Lawyer / Chairman, Playboy Foundation (as Burt Joseph)   See fewer
Charles Keating
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Lois Lee
Self - Founder / President, 'Children of the Night' (as Dr. Lois Lee) Self - Founder / President, 'Children of the Night' (as Dr. Lois Lee)   See fewer
Nat Lehrman
Self - Former Editor & Assoc. Publisher, Playboy Magazine Self - Former Editor & Assoc. Publisher, Playboy Magazine   See fewer
Max Lerner
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Peggy Lord
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
George Lucas
Self - Film Director / Producer Self - Film Director / Producer   See fewer
Bill Maher
Self - Comedian / Talk Show Host Self - Comedian / Talk Show Host   See fewer
Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg
Self (as Jenny McCarthy) Self (as Jenny McCarthy)   See fewer
Barry Melton
Self - Activist / Co-Founder, 'Country Joe and the Fish' Self - Activist / Co-Founder, 'Country Joe and the Fish'   See fewer
Mary O'Connor
Self - Executive Assistant to Hugh Hefner Self - Executive Assistant to Hugh Hefner   See fewer
Art Paul
Self - Founding Art Director, Playboy Magazine Self - Founding Art Director, Playboy Magazine   See fewer
Janet Pilgrim
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Dennis Prager
Self - Talk Radio Host / Author Self - Talk Radio Host / Author   See fewer
Ronald Reagan
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
David Reuben
Self (archive footage) (as Dr. David Reuben) Self (archive footage) (as Dr. David Reuben)   See fewer
Buddy Rich
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Richard Rosenzweig
Self - Executive Vice President, Playboy Enterprises Inc. Self - Executive Vice President, Playboy Enterprises Inc.   See fewer
Lambert Hendricks & Ross
Themselves (archive footage) Themselves (archive footage)   See fewer
Kathy Russell
Self - Winner, Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award (archive footage) Self - Winner, Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award (archive footage)   See fewer
Loretta Sanchez
Self - Congresswoman Self - Congresswoman   See fewer
Pete Seeger
Self - Folk Singer / Activist Self - Folk Singer / Activist   See fewer
Eldon Sellers
Self - Former Executive, Playboy Magazine Self - Former Executive, Playboy Magazine   See fewer
David Steinberg
Self - Comedian / Writer Self - Comedian / Writer   See fewer
Dorothy Stratten
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Shannon Tweed
Self - Playmate of the Year 1982 / Actress Self - Playmate of the Year 1982 / Actress   See fewer
Gore Vidal
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Mike Wallace
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
Ruth Westheimer
Self - Sex Therapist (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer) Self - Sex Therapist (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)   See fewer
Josh White
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Gahan Wilson
Self - Cartoonist Self - Cartoonist   See fewer
Ray Anthony
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Louis Armstrong
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Warren Beatty
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Barbi Benton
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Alvah Bessie
Self (Testifying Before House Un-American Activities Committee) (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (Testifying Before House Un-American Activities Committee) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Warren Burger
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Betty Conklin
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ella Fitzgerald
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Carrie Leigh
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Holly Madison
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bridget Marquardt
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Nancy Reagan
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Pat Riley
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mel Tormé
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Kendra Wilkinson
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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