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Behind the Candelabra

Adaptation of the book by Scott Thorson, chronicling his turbulent six-year relationship with the flamboyant entertainer Liberace.

Multi-award winning drama based on the memoir by Scott Thorson, from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh.

Introduced into the inner circle of supreme showman Liberace, young Scott is flattered, and the pair become lovers. However, despite Scott's early efforts to please, his position proves precarious, and his insecurities strain the relationship.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Jul 2018 23:30

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Role Contributor
Liberace Michael Douglas
Scott Thorson Matt Damon
Seymour Heller Dan Aykroyd
Dr Jack Startz Rob Lowe
Bob Black Scott Bakula
Frances Liberace Debbie Reynolds
Scott's Attorney Paul Reiser
Rose Carracappa Jane Morris
Joe Carracappa Garrett M Brown
Ray Arnett Tom Papa
Billy Leatherwood Cheyenne Jackson
Lou Eric Zuckerman
Gladys Deborah Lacey
Carlucci Bruce Ramsay
Assistant Director Eddie Jemison
George Liberace Pat Asanti
Director Steven Soderbergh


  • Mon 28 Dec 2015 21:00
  • Mon 28 Dec 2015 22:00
  • Thu 31 Dec 2015 02:15
  • Sat 11 Feb 2017 23:05
  • Sat 7 Jul 2018 23:30

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