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Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)

NC-17  |   |  Documentary, Adult, Biography  |  12 January 2001 (USA)
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Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.

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Credited cast:
Linda Adrain ...
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Bill Amerson ...
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Denise Amerson ...
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Sean 'Duke' Amerson ...
Himself
Juliet Anderson ...
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Himself
Tom Blake ...
Himself (as Det. Tom Blake)
Bunny Bleu ...
Herself
Paul Cambria ...
Himself
Bob Chinn ...
Himself
David Clark ...
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Ron Coen ...
Himself (as Hon. Ron Coen)
Misty Dawn ...
Herself (as Laurie Holmes)
Mitchell Egers ...
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Don Fernando ...
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Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.

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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content | See all certifications »
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In a 1999 interview with GettingIt webzine, when asked why there any shots of the fully erect penis of John Holmes in the theatrical documentary, director Cass Paley said, "I didn't think it was needed, and I basically cut it with a cable version in mind - like for HBO or something." See more »

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Never boring
3 March 2000 | by (San Jose) – See all my reviews

If you liked "Boogie Nights" then you'll want to check out this film about the real "Dirk Diggiler". As documentaries go it's very entertaining if not a bit too long. The clips of Holmes's movies aren't too graphic, and are more comical than erotic. I felt both sad for Holmes and angry at him, which I think was the point to this film. He wasn't really a good person but in many different ways he brought joy to a lot of people. The most shocking image in the film, is the footage of the crime scene, of which Holmes is taken to trial over. He is found innocent of murder (which I agreed with) but he was definitely guilty of being a jerk.

Overall grade B+ (Too long for such a short, but interesting


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