Igralec Bob Crane je izkoristil slavo, ki jo je požel kot glavna zvezda "Hoganovih junakov", in se prepustil razvratnemu duhu 60. in 70. let prejšnjega stoletja ter afericam s številnimi ženskami.Čez čas je združil moči s snemalcem Johnom Carpenterjem, da bi svoje podvige tudi posnel ‒ toda morda so ga prav zato leta 1978 v neki motelski sobi umorili ... Umor je do danes uradno nerazrešen. Paul Schrader, priznani režiser filmov "Mesto zločina", "The Comfort of Strangers", "Ameriški žigolo", "Blue Collar" in "Ljudje mačke" ter scenarist filmov "Taksist", "Pobesneli bik" in "Zadnja Kristusova skušnjava", predstavlja "Oko kamere", zanimiv vpogled v pestro življenje in skrivnostno smrt igralca Boba Crana. Čedni in šarmantni Crane je zaslovel kot zvezdnik televizijske komedije "Hoganovi junaki" (1965‒1971), nato pa izkoristil svojo slavo in se prepustil razvratnemu duhu 60. in 70. let prejšnjega stoletja ter afericam s številnimi ženskami. Čez čas je združil moči s snemalcem Johnom Carpenterjem, da bi svoje podvige tudi posnel ‒ toda morda so ga prav zato leta 1978 v neki motelski sobi umorili ... Umor je do danes uradno nerazrešen. "Oko kamere" je izjemna kronika spolne identitete ameriškega moškega v 60. in 70. letih prejšnjega stoletja, ki prikazuje vzpone in padce igralčevega posebnega življenja. Po knjigi Roberta Graysmitha "Umor Boba Cranea" ga je za velika platna priredil Michael Gerbosi, glavne vloge pa igrajo Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello in Rita Wilson.
In 1965, Bob Crane, who had achieved some earlier success as a television supporting actor, was working as a successful morning radio DJ at KNX Los Angeles. Despite enjoying his work, photography (especially of the female form) and drumming, Crane wanted to be a movie star. So it was with some reluctance that he accepted the title starring role in a new television sitcom called Hogan's Heroes (1965), a WWII POW comedy. To his surprise, the show became a hit and catapulted him to television stardom. The fame resulting from the show led to excesses and a meeting with home video salesman and technician John Carpenter, with who he would form a friendship based on their mutual interests, namely excessive sex (for Crane, purely heterosexual sex) and capturing nude females on celluloid. His fame allowed Crane to have as much sex as he wanted, which was incongruent to his somewhat wholesome television friendly image, and the way he portrayed himself to almost everyone except Carpenter and his extramarital sex partners. His sex addiction was somewhat known but ignored by his high school sweetheart/first wife Anne Crane née Terzian, but well known by his second wife, Patti Olson, better known as Sigrid Valdis, his Hogan's Heroes co-star. Especially after the end of Hogan's Heroes in 1971, this incongruence and his friendship with Carpenter, with who he would have a continuing love/hate relationship, would contribute to both his professional and personal downfall.