Beefcake

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Beefcake (1999) is a docu-drama homage to the muscle magazines of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s—in particular, Physique Pictorial magazine, published quarterly by Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild. It was inspired by a picture book by F. read more

Beefcake (1999) is a docu-drama homage to the muscle magazines of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s—in particular, Physique Pictorial magazine, published quarterly by Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild. It was inspired by a picture book by F. Valentine Hooven III (published by Taschen) and was directed by Thom Fitzgerald. The film stars Daniel MacIvor, Carroll Godsman, Jack Griffin Mazieka, Jonathan Torrens, and Joshua Peace in pastiche recreations of life at the Athletic Model Guild, mixed with interviews with models and photographers whose work actually appeared in the early magazines, including Jack LaLanne and Joe Dallesandro. The film was shot in Nova Scotia. Beefcake premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999 and was released by Strand Releasing in the United States; it was nominated for three Genie Awards.

Original Release

09/01/1998

Cast

Daniel MacIvor Bob Mizer
Joshua Peace Neil E. O'Hara (as Josh Peace)
Carroll Godsman Delia Mizer
Jonathan Torrens David
Jack Griffin Mazeika Red (as J. Griffin Mazeika)
Joe Dallesandro Himself
Thomas Wayne Harris Mizer's Attorney
Jaime Robertson Prosecuting Attorney
Dick Sircom Judge
Thom Fitzgerald LaFleur's Attorney
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Thom Fitzgerald

Writers

Thom Fitzgerald

Cast

Daniel MacIvor Bob Mizer
Joshua Peace Neil E. O'Hara (as Josh Peace)
Carroll Godsman Delia Mizer
Jonathan Torrens David
Jack Griffin Mazeika Red (as J. Griffin Mazeika)
Joe Dallesandro Himself
Thomas Wayne Harris Mizer's Attorney
Jaime Robertson Prosecuting Attorney
Dick Sircom Judge
Thom Fitzgerald LaFleur's Attorney
Orest Ulan Defence (as Orest E Ulan)
Glen Deveau Soldier Just Off the Bus
Andrew Miller Tiny
Marla McLean Cabaret Singer
Daniel McLaren AMG Model
Bernard Robichaud Jukie
Marc St. Onge Drug Addict
Steve MacLaughlin LaFleur (as Steven Mac Laughlin)
Andy Smith Arthur Bob
James Mac Swain Mr. Summers (Max of Hollywood)

Producers

Editors

Susan Shanks, Michael Weir

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