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A scene from the movie Plimpton!
Genre Documentary
Running Time 88 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date May 22, 2013
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Plimpton! tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many, George Plimpton. Using Plimpton's own narration - along with thoughts and stories from friends, family and contemporaries - the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man.

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June 21, 2013 - Boston.com - Mark Feeney, Globe Staff

George Plimpton (1927-2003) led two professional lives. Within cultural circles, he was famous, and cherished, as editor of The Paris Review. He was famous in the world at large for his forays as what he called “a participatory journalist.” What that meant, Plimpton explained, was that he would “enter other people’s professions in order to write articles on what happens.” The professions included NFL quarterback, NHL goalie, New York Philharmonic percussionist, and circus aerialist.

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