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Inside Deep Throat (2005)

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More than 30 years after Deep Throat's provocative debut, this documentary examines the legacy that the most profitable film of all-time left on society.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Narrator (voice)
Gerard Damiano ...
Himself - Director, Deep Throat
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Himself - Filmmaker
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Himself - Publisher, Hustler Magazine
Erica Jong ...
Herself - Author, Fear of Flying
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Herself (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
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Himself
Camille Paglia ...
Herself - Author, Sexual Personae
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Herself - Linda Lovelace (archive footage)
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Himself / Dr. Young / Dr. Schmock
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Himself (as Hugh Hefner)
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Himself
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Himself
Charles Keating ...
Himself
Alan M. Dershowitz ...
Himself - Law Professor, Harvard (as Alan Dershowitz)
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In 1972, a seemingly typical shoestring budget pornographic film was made in a Florida hotel, "Deep Throat," starring Linda Lovelace. This film would surpass the wildest expectation of everyone involved to become one of the most successful independent films of all time. It caught the public imagination which met the spirit of the times, even as the self appointed guardians of public morality struggled to suppress it, and created, for a brief moment, a possible future where sexuality in film had a bold artistic potential. This film covers the story of the making of this controversial film, its stunning success, its hysterical opposition along with its dark side of mob influence and allegations of the on set mistreatment of the film's star. In short, the combined events would redefine the popular appeal of pornography, even as more cynical developments would lead it down other paths. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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It was filmed in 6 days for 25 thousand dollars. The government didn't want you to see it. It was banned in 23 states. It has grossed over 600 million dollars. And it is the most profitable film in motion picture history. See more »


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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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21 April 2005 (Russia)  »

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Dentro de Garganta Funda  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$88,709 (USA) (11 February 2005)

Gross:

$653,621 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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Trivia

Two clips from the same episode of 77 Sunset Strip (1958) are included, both with actor Eddie Fontaine, the first is in the original black and white, and the second has been colorized. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, a person is shown transporting the film with "Deep Throat" painted one the film case. The case he carries holds only two reels or 40 minutes of film. When the case is opened in the projection room it has grown to a 3 reel case and when the police seize the film a few minutes later, the case is a 4 reel size, the correct size for this film. See more »

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Harry Reems: I lost my home, I lost my friends... I was actually reduced to panhandling on Sunset Blvd.
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June 12, 1972 Deep Throat Opens In Times Square See more »


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Performed by Alice Cooper
Written by Alice Cooper (as Cooper), Michael Bruce (as Bruce), Glen Buxton (as Buxton),
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Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Good look at the film and the times.
18 February 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is the story of the film that changed our culture and how our society looks at sex. Inside Deep Throat takes us behind the scenes of the making of the film,tells us how it became a huge blockbuster, and how it changed the lives of all of the people involved.

This is a very good primer to understanding Deep Throats impact on sex and censorship. This film does a very good job at laying out the story of the film and placing it into the context of the times. If you don't know what the big deal was when this film came out, you'll get a very good understanding of just why and how the film became so big that even small kids knew its name (though not its content). You'll also get a good over view of the battle to censor and to keep the film from public view, and an idea of how it shaped our world today.

I really did like this film a great deal. My one real reservation is that this film focuses a too much on the one film. Certainly the with Deep Throat in the title, I expected it to be mostly focused on that, but the censorship wars that were being fought at the same time involved other films and other media,for example the battle over George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words was happening at about the same time and was just as important.

But I'm nit picking. This is a good movie. Its a good starting point for learning about the film and the times that made our times what they are.


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