Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013)

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Critic Consensus: An expansive, affectionate tribute, Plimpton! examines its subject's life and trailblazing career and, in doing so, places him within the context of his times.


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One of the great adventurers of the 20th century, George Plimpton embarked on a lifelong journey akin to fictional characters such as Forrest Gump and Indiana Jones. He hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, forced Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, was named the "Most Eligible Bachelor in Manhattan" by Esquire Magazine, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic and acted alongside … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Luke Poling, Tom Bean
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On DVD: May 26, 2014
Runtime:
Laemmle / Zeller Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

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There's nothing unlikable about the Plimpton we meet here, and his self-deprecation about his experiences feels endearing. It just leaves us wondering whether he also had some ambivalence of his own.

Full Review… | May 19, 2014
New York Daily News
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A hell of a lot of fun. George Plimpton would heartily approve.

Full Review… | May 19, 2014
Newsday
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Many of you will not have heard of him. (All the more reason to watch Tom Bean and Luke Poling's affectionate, at times intoxicating documentary.)

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Well-researched and detailed documentary.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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A delightful look at the public career and mostly private life of the ultimate professional amateur.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Arizona Republic
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The film strongly evokes a certain segment of the American cultural scene from the 1950s through the '70s, though Plimpton continued working until his death in 2003.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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