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

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 ...
Herself
Bill Amerson ...
Himself
Denise Amerson ...
Herself
Sean 'Duke' Amerson ...
Himself
Juliet Anderson ...
Herself (as Aunt Peg)
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Himself
Tom Blake ...
Himself (as Det. Tom Blake)
Bunny Bleu ...
Herself
Paul Cambria ...
Himself
Bob Chinn ...
Himself
David Clark ...
Himself
Ron Coen ...
Himself (as Hon. Ron Coen)
Misty Dawn ...
Herself (as Laurie Holmes)
Mitchell Egers ...
Himself
Don Fernando ...
Himself
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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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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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WADD: La vida y la época de John C. Holmes  »

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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 Wesley Emerson 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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Ron Jeremy: By the mid 1980s, John really couldn't get a job in America after doing a gay film. He supposedly got the AIDS virus while he was in jail in 1982 for the Wonderland thing. One of his gay lovers, Joey Yale, whom he worked with in 1983, supposedly contracted and died from it in 1986. So, during that very summer, John went to Italy... knowing he had the virus, to work with Ciccolina and others on porn films in Italy. He worked with such stars as Tracy Adams... he definately fucked Ciccolina ...
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Fascinating look at a human tri-pod
13 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely fascinating biography/ documentary about John Holmes featuring entertaining interviews with such notable people as Paul Thomas Anderson, Al Goldstien, Ron Coen, and leading actresses of the Golden Age of pornography. The best interviews in my opinion would be Al Goldstein and Bill Amerson who both seems honest and say some hilarious stuff. Also seeing clips of Holmes movies is always fun. Pretty much every aspect of his life is covered here and every facet of them is endlessly intriguing.both And it helps to separate some of the facts from some of the BS.

My Grade: A


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