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Man of the Year (1995)

Man of the Year (1995)

Man of the Year



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This film is a unique combination of documentary, drama, and comedy that chronicles the experiences of Dirk Shafer, who in 1992, was voted Playgirl magazine's man of the year. Only a few close friends knew that he was a homosexual; to everyone else he was the epitome of heterosexual masculinity.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dirk Shafer
On DVD: Feb 16, 1999
Artisan Entertainment


Dirk Shafer
as Himself
Michael Ornstein
as Mike Miller
Tammy Shafer
as Claudette Sutherland
Ken Shafer
as Cal Bartlett
Calvin Bartlett
as Ken Shafer
as Himself
Cal Bartlett
as Ken Shafer
Mary Stein
as Angela Lucassey
Beth Broderick
as Kelly Bound
Cynthia Szigeti
as Betty Levy
Dennis Bailey
as Howie Diadone
Charles Sloane
as Ed, the Photographer
Patricia Domiano
as Ballroom Dancer
Dawn Christie
as Woman Exercising
Phyllis Franklin
as Dr. Marsha Demarky
Bill Brochtrup
as Pledge Cartwright
Lu Leonard
as Dee Dee Sweatman
Rhonda Dotson
as Lady La Flame
Thom Collins
as Himself
Paul D. Fow
as Rex Chandler
Fort Atkinson
as Buck Hallren
Felix Montano
as Jimmy Morgan
Michael Mueller
as ACT OUT No. 1
Kevin Randy
as Act Out Guy
Kevin Bandy
as ACT OUT No. 2
Brett Sylver
as ACT OUT No. 3
Joe Fusco
as Act Out Stage Manage...
Merri Biechler
as Leslie Dameron
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Critic Reviews for Man of the Year

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This original but ultimately unsuccessful serio-comic look at Dirk Shafer, Playgirl's 1992 centerfold, served as closing night of the 1996 Outfest, and some gay viewers may like it.

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Audience Reviews for Man of the Year

Unusual part documentary and part mockumentary, it's often hard to tell what is real and what isn't. Whatever the case it is interesting and also very funny at times. Cleverly put together by director star Dirk Shafer.

James Higgins

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