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Hardcore (1979)

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A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jake VanDorn
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Andy Mast
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Niki
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Wes DeJong
Leonard Gaines ...
Ramada
Dave Nichols ...
Kurt (as David Nichols)
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Tod (as Gary Rand Graham)
Larry Block ...
Detective Burrows
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Ratan
Leslie Ackerman ...
Felice
Charlotte McGinnis ...
Beatrice (as Charlotte McGinnes)
Ilah Davis ...
Kristen VanDorn
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Joe VanDorn
Will Walker ...
Jism Jim
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Big Dick Blaque
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Storyline

Jake Van Dorn is a businessman from the American heartland who shares strong Calvinist convictions with most of his countrymen. His teenage daughter is missing from her church youth convention trip to California and Van Dorn hires a private investigator to find her. The result of the investigation is his daughter is spotted in a cheap X-rated movie. Van Dorn decides to bring her back personally and during the quest he becomes familiar with the pornographic underworld. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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"Oh my God, that's my daughter."

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Drama | Thriller

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27 April 1979 (West Germany)  »

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Hardcore  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

George C. Scott and director Paul Schrader did not get along, so much so that at one point Scott refused to come out of his trailer and threatened to quit the film. Scott only agreed to come out after forcing Schrader to promise that he would never direct again (obviously, Schrader went back on his promise). See more »

Goofs

Panties suddenly appear on Niki's fully nude body in the peep booth. This goof is seen on old video and cable un-matted versions. (On DVD, the portion showing that Nikki has panties is properly cropped out and doesn't show.) See more »

Quotes

Tod: You talking about... REAL excitement?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) See more »

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Precious Memories
Performed by Susan Raye
Courtesy of Buck Owens Enterprises and Capitol Records
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Local Insight
10 June 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Dutch Calvinist father searches for daughter who's off on a lark in the California world of hardcore films. Insights: This film begins in the northwest side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the neighborhood where Paul Shrader and I grew up. It opens with scenes of the hill where we snow-slid; and the kids leave from the Broadway CRC church we both attended. All Grand Rapids folks would find the intro interesting. As if on a foreign planet, George C. Scott must learn to function in the California porn world looking for his daughter - but he is resourceful and has an insider's help. The films end was filmed around Broadway in San Francisco where I happened to work in 1978 as a banker - an interesting coincidence.


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