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Director:
Writer:
Gerard Damiano (written by)
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Release Date:
8 January 1973 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle?
Plot:
A woman with an unusual birth defect comes to a doctor who has an unorthodox solution to make the best of her situation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
'70s Porn Star Who Became Free Speech Cause Celebre Has Died
 (From Alt Film Guide. 20 March 2013, 9:32 PM, PDT)

Porn Film Director Dies Of A Stroke
 (From WENN. 28 October 2008, 9:09 AM, PDT)

Inside Deep Throat
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 8 March 2005)

User Reviews:
a remarkably influential movie ... See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harry Reems ... Dr. Young
Dolly Sharp ... Helen
Bill Harrison ... Mr. Maltz
William Love ... Wilber Wang
Carol Connors ... The Nurse
Bob Phillips ... Mr. Fenster

Linda Lovelace ... Linda Lovelace
Ted Street ... Delivery Boy
John Byron ... #11
Jack Birch ... #12 (as Michael Powers)
Gerard Damiano ... Last Man (as Al Gork)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Wertheim ... Bearded Man on Sofa (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerard Damiano  (as Jerry Gerard)
 
Writing credits
Gerard Damiano (written by) (as Jerry Gerard)

Produced by
Phil Parisi .... associate producer (as Phil Perry)
Louis Peraino .... producer (as Lou Perry)
 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes (director of photography) (as Harry Flecks)
 
Film Editing by
Gerard Damiano  (as Jerry Gerard)
 
Production Management
Chuck Traynor .... production manager
Ron Wertheim .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chic Kane .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Len Camp .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Morris Gottlieb .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francis Goyer .... key grip
Merci McCowney .... gaffer
Harry Reems .... assistant camera (as Ned Reems)
 
Editorial Department
Rose Anderson .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Berton Goldwater .... legal advisor
Shelly Martin .... script continuity
Len Camp .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Throat" - USA (bowdlerized title)
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Runtime:
61 min | Sweden:67 min | UK:50 min (cut version) | Italy:85 min (softcore version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (1983) | Australia:X | Australia:R (2008) (censored) | Canada:R | Canada:XXX (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 (2001) | Denmark:15 (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (1999) | Finland:(Banned) (1993) | Ireland:(Banned) | Italy:X | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (2006) | Sweden:15 | UK:R18 | UK:18 | USA:X

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Trivia:
Reportedly filmed in 6 days.See more »
Quotes:
Linda:Suppose your balls were in your ear?
Dr. Young:[pause] Well, then I could hear myself coming!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Perverted Passion (1974)See more »

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19 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
a remarkably influential movie ..., 2 April 1999

the timing was perfect: 1972, Dick Nixon, Vietnam, sexual revolution, etc. If you recall Bernardo Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris" is from this very same period, though in my opinion not as enduring as Deep Throat. Deep Throat defined and pretty much set in motion the modern porn genre and actually anticipated the massive porn industry as we know it today. There were law suits and supreme court rulings. Alan Dershwitz defended Harry Reems and William Buckley had a whole program devoted to the movie. It is perhaps one of the most influential movies of all time and it made many to question, analyze, and think, and that is the hallmark of a great movie.

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