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The People vs. Larry Flynt

The People vs Larry Flynt
Man gagged by the American flag
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Film information
NameThe People vs. Larry Flynt
Directed byMiloš Forman
Produced byOliver Stone
Janet Yang
Michael Hausman
Written byScott Alexander
Larry Karaszewski
StarringWoody Harrelson
Courtney Love
Edward Norton
Richard Paul
Music byThomas Newman
CinematographyPhilippe Rousselot
Editing byChristopher Tellefsen
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date 
Running time129 minutes
Budget$35 million
Gross revenue$20,300,385

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'The People vs. Larry Flynt' is a 1996 film directed by Miloš Forman about the rise of pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt, and his subsequent clash with the law. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love and Edward Norton.

The movie was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. It covers Flynt's life from his impoverished upbringing in Kentucky to his court battle with Reverend Jerry Falwell, and is based in part on the U.S. Supreme Court case Hustler Magazine v. Falwell. The film grossed over $20.3 million domestically.

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