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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 »
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:
The one that started it all 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:
According to a New York Times article published in January 1973, director Gerard Damiano originally signed a deal that entitled him to one third of the profits. Damiano claimed he later sold his interest for $25,000, reputedly under pressure from partners involved in organized crime.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Wilbur Wang:I'm only 4 inches away from happiness!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mongrel (1982)See more »

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27 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
The one that started it all, 10 March 2004
Author: Jake from Springfield, MO

The all time classic , the first hardcore porno film to play to sold out mainstream theaters and certainly a very bizzare relic from 1972. A very strange musical movie with campy dialogue , comedic acting , and very weird music including a strange version of the Coke theme in a bizzare scene. The sex is so-so not too erotic and suffers from the extreme closeup syndrome where it tries to zoom in as far as it can til it blurs out repeatally that got annoying but the film itself is a nostaligic funny and campy movie that can be viewed on it's merits as a sex comedy rather than a pornographic movie..definitly the all time cult classic

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