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Deep Throat
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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 »
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(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)

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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) | Brazil:(Banned) (1981) | 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:VM18 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (2006) | Sweden:15 | UK:R18 | UK:18 | USA:X

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Trivia:
Many companies were investigated by law enforcement agencies - including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - as a result of having distributed Deep Throat theatrically in the U.S. in the early 1970s; a number of them were convicted of distribution of obscenity.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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54 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Deep Throat, 6 August 2001
Author: rdh7182373 from Westchester, New York

In 1968, the Production Code was abandoned and replaced by the MPAA classification system. Valenti gave producers the option of giving themselves a self-imposed 'X' rather than submit the film for a rating. X was the only one they hadn't registered a trademark. From 1969-1970 there was a glut of soft-core X rated films in the marketplace like "I am Curious, Yellow" and "Inga". However, by 1971, XXX hard-core had established itself in many urban areas and essentially replaced the soft-core X product. "Deep Throat" became a test case regarding the level of pornography that was going to be acceptable in theaters. It was subject to extension litigation and several were brought up on charges including Harry Reems. For a period of time it was declared obscene in New York. I traveled with a group of high school friends to see it in New Jersey circa 1973 and even though we were underage, we got in. Needless to say, with all the hoopla surrounding the picture I was disappointed. It was a typical boring porn notwithstanding Lovelace's ability to control her gag reflex. I've seen better and I've seen worse. The trouble with most porn is that eroticism is both psychological as well as physical. A truly sensual scene requires performance, some motion picture technical finese as well as the mechanics of sex. Few porno actresses had any acting talent beyond faking orgasms and the production value of most XXX features tended to be poor. "Deep Throat" is no exception. Richard W. Haines

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