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Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)

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Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy offers audiences a penetrating look inside the world of Ron Jeremy, America's most unlikely sex star and hero to millions. With nearly 25 years in the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Margold ...
Al Goldstein ...
Himself (as Al 'Grandpa' Lewis)
Seymore Butts ...
Chris Cannon ...
Veronica Hart ...
Herself (as Jane Hamilton)
Anita Cannibal ...
Susan Yannetti ...
Samantha Stylles ...


Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy offers audiences a penetrating look inside the world of Ron Jeremy, America's most unlikely sex star and hero to millions. With nearly 25 years in the adult film industry and over 1,600 films to his credit, Ron Jeremy is huge. In his world, Ron reigns supreme-he's made millions of dollars and slept with thousands of beautiful women, and is indisputably the industry's biggest star. And everyone who's anyone knows Ron-a pop icon to millions, he is a beacon of hope for many American male, since he stands as living proof that pretty much anyone can get some. So how did such a classically unhandsome, big and hairy guy ever get to be such a super stud? In one of the most fascinating and entertaining comedies of the last year, audiences finally get a chance to get inside the life and times of Ron Jeremy, and find out what's really behind the hardest working man in show business. Written by Yocke

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »




Release Date:

January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Ron Jeremy  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,865 (USA) (30 November 2001)


$411,897 (USA) (10 May 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Al Lewis: That is the worst act in show business! He has no material, he has no presentation, he has no timing - forget it.
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Crazy Credits

Ron's father built radar stations in the Pacific theatre in WWII. See more »


Whawah Shaker
Performed by The Funky Bushman
Published by Hobza Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Full Tower Productions
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A fun look at a real character
20 April 2004 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy proves my point that you can always learn something from a documentary. I started watching this on a lark and figured it would be pretty mindless entertainment; and it was, but it was still fairly enjoyable. Scott Gill's documentary style wasn't anything ground breaking, rather it was pretty standard with straight interviews and photos. It was the subject who actually made this film as enjoyable as it was – as notorious as he is, he is actually pretty engaging at times, and it was interesting to see how a Jewish kid from New York who received a teaching degree eventually became a very unlikely porn star. His following is pretty rabid, and that's a good thing since he is full of self-promotion. What I thought would be a film solely worthy of a couple of eye rolls turned out to not be fantastic, but interesting nonetheless.


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