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Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon -- The outrageous story of 1970s porn icon Jack Wrangler, and how he rose to the top of the gay, and then straight, adult film industry.

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At the dawn of the sexual revolution, we needed a hero. He needed an audience. See more »
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The outrageous story of 1970s porn icon Jack Wrangler, and how he rose to the top of the gay, and then straight, adult film industry. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Extraordinary, Delightful Person's Extraordinary, Delightful Life See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jack Wrangler ... Himself (also archive footage)

Margaret Whiting ... Herself - Songbird (also archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Alvarez ... Himself - Filmmaker / Co-Founder, Hand in Hand Films
Brooks Ashmanskas ... Himself - Friend / Co-Star, Dream
Michael Bronski ... Himself - Author & Historian

Spring Byington ... Actress (archive footage)
Gino Colbert ... Himself - Adult Actor & Director / Asst. to Chuck Vincent
Calvin Culver ... (archive footage: Boys in the Sand [1971]) (as Casey Donovan)
Durk Dehner ... Himself - Tom of Finland Foundation
Samuel R. Delany ... Himself - Author (as Samuel Delaney)
Michael Denneny ... Himself - Friend
Jack Deveau ... Himself - Founder, Hand in Hand Films (archive footage) (as Jack Deveau [1935-1982])

Andy Devine ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Douglas ... Himself - Gay Adult Film Director
Kevin Duda ... Himself - Co-Star, Dream

Christine Ebersole ... Herself - Friend / Co-Star, Gossip

Peter Ford ... Himself - Son of Eleanor Powell & Glenn Ford
Samantha Fox ... Herself - Star, Jack 'N Jill / Jill Hill (also archive footage: Jack 'N Jill [1979])
Joe Franklin ... Himself (archive footage: The Joe Franklin Show)

James Garner ... Himself (archive footage)
Phyllis Gates ... Herself (archive footage)

Jamie Gillis ... Himself - Adult Film Star & Producer
Al Goldstein ... Himself - Pornographer

Rock Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)

Tab Hunter ... Himself (archive footage)
Arnie Kantrowitz ... Himself - Author & Historian
Tim Kincaid ... Joe Gage - Director, Kansas City Trucking Company (as Joe Gage)
Chi Chi La Rue ... Himself - Gay Adult Film Director
Gloria Leonard ... Herself - Former Adult Film Star
Richard Locke ... Hank (archive footage: Kansas City Trucking Co. [1976]/L.A. Tool and Die [1982])
William Ivey Long ... Himself - Broadway Costume Designer
William Margold ... Himself - Porn Historian

Rod McKuen ... Himself - Friend

Ethel Merman ... Herself (archive footage)

Sharon Mitchell ... Herself - Former Adult Film Star

Michael Musto ... Himself - Columnist, The Village Voice

Alan Oppenheimer ... Himself - Friend
Henri Pachard ... Himself - Director, The Devil in Miss Jones Part II

Robert Patrick ... Himself - Playwright

Regis Philbin ... Himself (archive footage: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee)
Robert W. Richards ... Himself - Artist
Candida Royalle ... Herself - Former Adult Film Star

Telly Savalas ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Sendroff ... Himself - Friend

Marc Shaiman ... Himself - Composer & Lyricist

Phil Silvers ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike B. Sims ... Billy Mitchell (archive footage: The Bus is Coming [1971])
David J. Skal ... Himself - Author & Historian
Georgina Spelvin ... Justine Jones (archive footage: The Devil in Miss Jones Part II [1982])
Kevin Thomas ... Himself - Critic & Film Historian

Bruce Vilanch ... Himself - Actor & Author
Chuck Vincent ... Himself - Porn Film Producer & Director / Video Technician (archive footage) (also archive footage: Jack 'N Jill 2 [1984]) (as Chuck Vincent [1940-1991])
Debbi Whiting ... Herself - Daughter, Margaret Whiting
Carol Woods ... Herself - Friend
Darla-Lee Barnett ... Wife (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeffrey Schwarz 
 
Produced by
Jack Mulligan .... associate producer
Sonja Nelson .... supervising producer
Jeffrey Schwarz .... producer
Taryn Teigue .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Cudahy  (as Michael 'The Millionaire' Cudahy)
 
Cinematography by
Gary Corrigan 
Kevin M. Graves  (as Kevin Graves)
David Hallinger 
Rob Jakubik  (as Robert Jakubik)
Tanja Koop 
Doron Schlair 
Clay Westervelt 
 
Film Editing by
Jaime Meyers  (as Jaime Meyers Schlenck)
 
Makeup Department
Monique Hahn .... hair stylist
Monique Hahn .... makeup artist
Kathrina Miccio .... hair stylist (as Kat Miccio)
Kathrina Miccio .... makeup artist (as Kat Miccio)
 
Production Management
Beth Bird .... additional post-production supervisor
Kent Buchanan .... additional post-production supervisor
Dante Harper .... additional post-production supervisor
Donovan Kosters .... post-production supervisor
Russ McFarlane .... additional post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Mike Kelly .... sound
Kenny Klimak .... sound re-recording mixer: Barking Dog Sound
Leo Lawrence .... sound
Jim Machowski .... sound
Gary Stevenson .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Grant Nellessen .... graphic design & animation
Jeff Nemetz .... graphic design & animation
Taryn Teigue .... photo retouching
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Altobello .... post-production assistant
Robin Dicker .... post-production assistant
Edmund Hanlon .... post-production assistant (as Ed Hanlon)
Kevin Jones .... assistant editor
Darrell Mashia .... lead post-production assistant
Jeff Nemetz .... additional editor
Mike Nichols .... colorist (as Mike J. Nichols)
Mike Nichols .... on-line editor (as Mike J. Nichols)
Jared Pruett .... post-production assistant
Richie Williams .... post-production assistant
 
Other crew
Donna Binder .... archival material
Gary Boas .... archival material
Josh Callahan .... production assistant
Stacia Campbell .... production intern
Carol T. Contes .... legal services (as Carol Contes)
Russ Coon .... website: Nova Edge Technologies
Adam Corrigan .... production assistant
Jane P. Davis .... production controller
Jim Dobson .... publicity: Indie PR
Jerry Douglas .... archival material
Peter Ford .... archival material: The Glenn Ford & Eleanor Powell Library and Archives
Samantha Fox .... archival material
Joe Franklin .... archival material: permission, The Joe Franklin Show
Steve Garrin .... archival material: permission, The Joe Franklin Show
Deric Johnson .... production intern
Tim Kincaid .... archival material (as Joe Gage)
Jen Larson .... production intern
Terry LeGrand .... archival material
Michelle Mogavero .... production intern
Richie Ornstein .... archival material: permission, The Joe Franklin Show
Wakefield Poole .... archival material
Jim Reed .... website: Nova Edge Technologies
Simon Rosen .... archival material: permission, The Joe Franklin Show
Debbi Whiting .... archival material
Margaret Whiting .... archival material
Jack Wrangler .... archival material
 
Thanks
Tony Adonis .... special thanks
Pat Allen .... special thanks: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Robert Alvarez .... special thanks (as Bob Alvarez)
Brooks Ashmanskas .... special thanks
Phillip J. Bartell .... special thanks (as Phillip Bartell)
Dennis Bell .... special thanks
Eric Besner .... special thanks
Q. Allan Brocka .... special thanks (as Allan Brocka)
Michael Bronski .... special thanks
Robert Cary .... special thanks (as Rob Cary)
Eryk Casemiro .... special thanks
Anna Chan .... special thanks
James Chan .... special thanks
Hy Chase .... special thanks
Alex Cherian .... special thanks
Greg Chick .... special thanks
Mark Christopher .... special thanks
Gino Colbert .... special thanks
David DeCoteau .... special thanks
Durk Dehner .... special thanks
Frank Del Conte .... special thanks
Samuel R. Delany .... special thanks (as Samuel Delaney)
Michael Denneny .... special thanks
Tom DeSimone .... special thanks (as Tom De Simone)
Jerry Douglas .... special thanks
Kevin Duda .... special thanks
Christine Ebersole .... special thanks
Hedi El Kholti .... special thanks (as Heidi El Kholti)
Paul Evans .... special thanks: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Roberta Findlay .... special thanks
Alexis Fish .... special thanks
Tyson FitzGerald .... special thanks
Theresa Flynt .... special thanks
Peter Ford .... special thanks
Hunter Fox .... special thanks
Samantha Fox .... special thanks
Javier Fuentes-León .... special thanks (as Javier Fuentes-Leon)
Nick Gardner .... special thanks
Jamie Gillis .... special thanks
John Glines .... special thanks
Al Goldstein .... special thanks
Terry Greenberg .... special thanks
Jim Griffin .... special thanks
Larry Grimaldi .... special thanks
Matthew Hanger .... special thanks
Dan Hanks .... special thanks (as Daniel Portley-Hanks)
Philip Harrison .... special thanks
Veronica Hart .... special thanks (as Jane Hamilton)
Lawrence Helman .... special thanks
Frank Henenlotter .... special thanks
Jamie Horne .... special thanks
Charles Hovland .... special thanks
Joe Hughes .... special thanks
Christopher Hull .... special thanks
Matt Johnstone .... special thanks
Holly Jonas .... special thanks
Mike Justice .... special thanks
Arnie Kantrowitz .... special thanks
Ilisa Kessler .... special thanks
Tim Kincaid .... special thanks (as Joe Gage)
Houston King .... special thanks
Barbara Kingston .... special thanks
Casey Lee Klinger .... special thanks (as Casey Klinger)
Chi Chi La Rue .... special thanks
Chad Larabee .... special thanks
Gloria Leonard .... special thanks
Albert Litewka .... special thanks
Jack Liu .... special thanks
William Ivey Long .... special thanks
Joseph F. Lovett .... special thanks (as Joseph Lovett)
Michael Lumpkin .... special thanks
William Lustig .... special thanks
Leah Manoff .... special thanks
William Margold .... special thanks
Eric Martin .... special thanks
Rod McKuen .... special thanks
Royce Mitchell .... special thanks
Sharon Mitchell .... special thanks
Andy Moore .... special thanks
Steven Morowitz .... special thanks
Michael Musto .... special thanks
Kelly Nichols .... special thanks
Michael Oliveira .... special thanks (as Michael C. Oliveira)
Alan Oppenheimer .... special thanks
Henri Pachard .... special thanks
Mark Page .... special thanks
Robert Patrick .... special thanks
Regis Philbin .... special thanks
Stu Pollard .... special thanks
Brian Quinn .... special thanks
Richard Read .... special thanks
Robert W. Richards .... special thanks
Pat Rocco .... special thanks
Howard Rosenman .... special thanks
Candida Royalle .... special thanks
Mark Saltzman .... special thanks
Elias Savada .... special thanks
Ted Sawicki .... special thanks
Eddie Schmidt .... special thanks
Mark Sendroff .... special thanks
Marc Shaiman .... special thanks
David J. Skal .... special thanks
Adrian Sosa .... special thanks
Georgina Spelvin .... special thanks
Tom Spitz .... special thanks
Annie Sprinkle .... special thanks
Kay Starr .... special thanks
Susan Steiger .... special thanks
Darren Stein .... special thanks
Julie Strain .... special thanks
Matthew Sullivan .... special thanks
David Sutton .... special thanks
Jeff Taupier .... special thanks
Jeff Thill .... special thanks
Kevin Thomas .... special thanks
Mike Thomas .... special thanks
Jonathan Tolins .... special thanks (as Jon Tolins)
Steven Toushin .... special thanks
Robert Trachtenberg .... special thanks
Jean Tretter .... special thanks
Jim Tushinski .... special thanks
Bruce Vilanch .... special thanks
Mike Vraney .... special thanks
Wash Westmoreland .... special thanks
Debbi Whiting .... special thanks
Margaret Whiting .... special thanks
Julie Wilson .... special thanks
Carol Woods .... special thanks
Jack Wrangler .... special thanks
Jeffrey Wylie .... special thanks: Akbar & Jeff's Tofu Production Hut (as Jeffrey Wylile)
Paul Yates .... special thanks
Edward Zimmerman .... special thanks
Charles Zubieta .... special thanks
 

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85 min
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Trivia:
Christine Ebersole is credited two different ways on screen, first as "Friend," and second as "Co-Star, Gossip."See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Bijou (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Cockeyed OptimistSee more »

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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Extraordinary, Delightful Person's Extraordinary, Delightful Life, 15 August 2008
Author: (rbrtptrck@aol.com) from Los Feliz CA

Jack Wrangler was a spoiled Beverly Hills brat, an insecure homosexual, and an unsuccessful actor who became the self-made top-echelon icon of gay pride in porn movies. Having reached the peak of the gay porn-star profession (a profession he virtually created as he created himself), he then made just as big a name in straight porn, married a famous woman, and started several new careers. This detailed, crystal-clear documentary takes you through Jack's mind and life with copious footage of him, his work, his times, and a great many people who were around him. As a co-worker of Jack's and a participant in this movie, I assure you that director Schwarz has caught Jack's quiet, charming, and above all strong essence perfectly. This is the Jack I know.

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