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Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)

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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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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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Ron Jeremy: Sex is simple - love is painful.
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Ron Jeremy plays the piano very well. See more »


References Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »


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Enjoyable, but ultimately very sad
22 August 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Stumbling upon this late last night on cable I decided to give it a go. This is the life of one of the longest surviving porn actors in the business.

Two things that struck me was that Ron seems like he's an extremely nice guy. He's the type of guy that you'd want at your party because he's so interested in having fun. The other thing that struck me was that despite the upbeat demeanor it was all terribly sad. Its not that the life is a bad thing, rather its simply that Ron is trying so hard to be "Ron - Superstar" and to break into mainstream movies that he's completely missed the chance of having anything approaching a what is considered a normal life, there is no girlfriend, wife or family, there is only the drive to be famous. You can sense the sadness in him, in talking about his girlfriends, the desire of kids. I also found it telling when he said that he looked for certain things at a party, and mentioned that food rated higher than women.

I liked the film, but was left both liking Ron more than before and being left clueless as to why we should care.

Definitely worth seeing

7 out of 10

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