Auto Focus

Auto Focus (2002)

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Greg Kinnear is doing his first press junket for "Hogan's Heroes", he meets Ed Begley Jr. who says he works for a radio station in the Quad Cities. If this took place in the mid-60s, the Quad Cities (a location in Iowa/ Illinois) was still referred to as the Tri-Cities.

Correction: The Tri-Cities region actually adopted Bettendorf, Iowa, as its fourth city in 1951, making them the Quad Cities, which would match the timeline of the film.

Factual error: The issue of "Guideposts" shown by Crane's interviewers is from the early '90s.

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Bob Crane: I think it's perfect for me. I mean, this character Hogan, he's quick on his toes, he's hip, he's a con artist. I don't wanna jinx it, but I think it's what I've been working toward my whole career.
Anne Crane: Really? You've been working towards a Holocaust comedy?
Bob Crane: Ann.
Anne Crane: What, Bob?
Bob Crane: Please, not in front of the children! They look up to me.
Anne Crane: They're small. They look up to everyone.

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Trivia: When "Auto Focus" debuted, Bob Crane's son, Scotty Crane, complained loudly that the film was completely inaccurate and misleading. Scotty said that, while his father had been a lifelong sex-addict who recorded and photographed sex acts as far back as 1956, he was not a church-goer (as depicted in the film), he never tried S&M (as depicted in the film), and that he only started socializing with John Henry Carpenter in 1975, long after the Hogan's Heroes TV series ended, just 3 years before the unsolved murder that took Bob Crane's life. The film jumbles all of these events out of chronological order, omitting factual events while fabricating pure fantasy events for no other reason than to sensationalize Crane's troubled life and death.

Charles Austin Miller
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