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Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)

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:
Al Goldstein ...
Himself (as Al 'Grandpa' Lewis)
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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 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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ron Jeremy: I'd like to see Richard Burton or Sir John Gielgud or Sir Laurence Olivier do "Macbeth", memorizing all that dialogue, and have a boner.
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Crazy Credits

Ron's mother was in the OSS in WWII and flew missions over Europe. See more »


References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »


Freak of the Week
Written by Ron Jeremy (as R. Hyatt), R. Melnik, T. Pough, J. Schwartz
Performed by DJ Polo
Featuring Ron Jeremy
Published by Smoked Salmon Songs
Courtesy of Smoked Salmon Songs
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Everyone loves some good porn! (Oh, wait, this isn't porn.)
28 August 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

After John Holmes died of AIDS in the eighties, the Famous Male Porn Star slot was left open. Holmes had successfully managed to help make porn something more than just a thing for "excited" guys. His Johnny Wadd character has become semi-famous like any regular movie character

  • he was even referenced to in "Mystery Science Theater." He was around

when porn became pretentious and tried to develop story lines, resulting in some really bad, bad porno - and some really cheesy stuff like "Pizza Girls." Ron Jeremy was overweight and not-too-good-looking but he had a long s*hl0ng and managed to fill John's position after he died. He instantly became famous for his, err, "attribute" and "penetrated" the world of porn like no other. (Okay, here end the none-too-subtle sexual innuendo on my behalf!) This revealing documentary (darn! There I go again!) follows Ron's life from childhood to porn - detailing how he became involved in X-rated films to begin with, and when exactly he became the most famous male porn star in the industry.

The documentary features interviews from Ron himself, as well as fellow porn stars and directors. There are also some celebrity interviews for good measure.

If you aren't interested in porn at all you may still find something worthwhile here because Ron's life is pretty interesting, just in terms of how successful he's been in his transition from porn to Hollywood (nabbing some roles in major films, including Trey Parker's "Orgazmo").

I'm not a big porn watcher (despite my knowledge of pretentious '70s porn, which I only know of - I swear - because of "Boogie Nights"...and a few I watched) but I found this fun and engaging. It works as a good documentary, a good comedy, and a good porno. Just kidding on the last one! Here ends my sickening sexual-innuendo.

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