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Writer:
Rodger Jacobs (written by)
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Never boring See more (5 total) »

Cast

 
Linda Adrain ... Herself
Bill Amerson ... Himself
Denise Amerson ... Herself
Sean 'Duke' Amerson ... Himself
Juliet Anderson ... Herself (as Aunt Peg)

Paul Thomas Anderson ... Himself
Tom Blake ... Himself (as Det. Tom Blake)
Bunny Bleu ... Herself
Paul Cambria ... Himself
Bob Chinn ... Himself (also archive footage)
David Clark ... Himself
Ron Coen ... Himself (as Hon. Ron Coen)
Misty Dawn ... Herself (also archive footage) (as Laurie Holmes)
Mitchell Egers ... Himself
Don Fernando ... Himself

Larry Flynt ... Himself
Al Goldstein ... Himself
Annette Haven ... Herself
Bobby Hollander ... Himself
Jim Holliday ... Himself

John Holmes ... Himself (archive footage)
Sharon Holmes ... Herself
Mike Horner ... Himself
Rodger Jacobs ... Interviewer

Ron Jeremy ... Himself
Gloria Leonard ... Herself
John Leslie ... Himself
Vonda Lia ... Herself (as Vonda Lia Ph.D.)
William Margold ... Himself

Sharon Mitchell ... Herself

Kitten Natividad ... Herself
Richard Pacheco ... Himself
Ann Perry ... Herself
Ernest Paul Roebuck ... Himself (as Ernie Roebuck)
Candida Royalle ... Herself
Mike Sager ... Himself
'Reb' Sawitz ... Himself
Dawn Schiller ... Herself (as Dawn)
Ilona Staller ... Herself (as Cicciolina)
Joel Sussman ... Himself
Kenneth Turan ... Himself
Bob Vosse ... Himself

Directed by
Cass Paley 
Alan Smithee (really Wesley Emerson)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rodger Jacobs  written by

Produced by
Russell Hampshire .... executive producer (as Russ Hampshire)
Rodger Jacobs .... associate producer
Cass Paley .... producer
Christopher Rowland .... co-producer
Alan Smithee .... co-producer (video version) (really Christopher Rowland) (as Alan Smithee Jr.)
 
Original Music by
Brad Raylius Daniel 
Tad Dery 
 
Cinematography by
Willie Boudevin 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Rowland 
 
Makeup Department
Kelly Nichols .... makeup artist (as Marianne Walters)
 
Sound Department
John Reese .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Amerson .... still photographer
Linda Amerson .... still photographer
Michele Capozzi .... additional photographer
Misty Dawn .... still photographer (as Laurie Holmes)
David Geores .... additional photographer
Marie Guy .... still photographer: inverviews
Sharon Holmes .... still photographer
Kenji .... still photographer
Murray Perlstein .... still photographer
Christopher Rowland .... additional photographer (as Chris Rowland)
Annie Sprinkle .... still photographer
Julia St. Vincent .... still photographer
Joel Sussman .... still photographer
Jeff Warnement .... additional photographer
 
Editorial Department
Harvey Axis .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Stan Whitaker .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Debbie Cherry .... transcriptions
Jeffrey Douglas .... legal counsel
Mark Galloway .... researcher
Kip Grimm .... researcher
Marie Guy .... production assistant
Jim Holliday .... researcher
Ed Kail .... researcher
John Kirsh .... poster designer
Bonnie LeBlanc .... photo library
Ted McIlvenna .... researcher
Windy Nites .... director of records (as Wendy Nitz)
Debbie Rubio .... photo library
Mike Sager .... creative consultant
Sam Stetson .... researcher
Marty Turkel .... researcher
 
Thanks
Buck Adams .... special thanks
Charlie Allen .... special thanks
Greg Alves .... special thanks
Mark Angotti .... special thanks
Jack Boulware .... special thanks
Scott Brastow .... special thanks
Jerry Caballero .... special thanks
Michael Caballero .... special thanks
Bob Chinn .... acknowledgment: still photographs provided by
Damon Christian .... special thanks (as Richard Aldrich)
Michael Cito .... special thanks
Dave Copeland .... special thanks
Ed De Roo .... special thanks
Jackie Donovan .... special thanks
Billy C. Duzit .... special thanks
Omar Flores .... special thanks
Ken Grimm .... special thanks
Nick Guarino .... special thanks
Veronica Hart .... special thanks (as Jane Hamilton)
Betty Hempshire .... special thanks
Dick Howard .... special thanks (as Jeremy Stone)
Jeff Levin .... special thanks
Scott Levin .... special thanks
Fernando Lopez .... special thanks
Anthony R. Lovett .... special thanks (as Tony Lovett)
Joe Martin .... special thanks
Joe Martinez .... special thanks
Eddie Nash .... special thanks
Kelly Nichols .... special thanks (as Marianne Walters)
Alan Pena .... special thanks
Murray Perlstein .... special thanks
Ed Powers .... special thanks
Patti Rhodes-Lincoln .... special thanks
Tracy Rich .... special thanks
Adam Rifkin .... special thanks
Jared Rudder .... special thanks
Bill Schiller .... special thanks
Annie Schultz .... special thanks
Barbara Sherry .... special thanks
Steven Silva .... special thanks
Michael Simmons .... special thanks
Joe Spallone .... special thanks
Rudy Sutton .... special thanks
Bob Verna .... special thanks
Bumble Ward .... special thanks
Mike Warner .... special thanks
Chuck Wilkerson .... special thanks
David Wohl .... special thanks
Terry Wood .... special thanks
Luc Wylder .... special thanks (as Luke Wylder)
Harry Young .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content
Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R (DVD rating) | Australia:X (original rating) | Germany:16 | New Zealand:R18 | USA:NC-17 | USA:R (edited version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Larry Flynt:John Holmes' name is sinuous in the adult entertainment industry. I think his participation is legendary and always will be for many decades to come.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Candi Girl (1979)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Never boring, 3 March 2000
Author: Lil Alex (johncheadle2@excite.com) from San Jose

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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