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Pornography: A Thriller -- A gay porn star's mysterious disappearance becomes an obsession for both a writer and another adult film star, leading them into dark supernatural corners that were never meant to be explored.
Pornography: A Thriller -- A gay porn star's mysterious disappearance becomes an obsession for both a writer and another adult film star, leading them into dark supernatural corners that were never meant to be explored.
Pornography: A Thriller -- A gripping psychological thriller, PORNOGRAPHY is about the mysterious disappearance of adult film actor Mark Anton at the height of his fame.  Years later, a writer unearths an underground tape that may have captured his final minutes. But as he searches for the truth, he finds the lines between his life and the fantasy of adult entertainment blurred. At the same time, a cocky LA adult film actor starts his directorial debut about the final days of Anton, but supernatural events threaten to doom both the production... and possibly him.


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A challenging, intelligent, thriller of a different kind See more (14 total) »


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Matthew Montgomery ... Michael Castigan
Pete Scherer ... Matt Stevens
Jared Grey ... Mark Anton

Walter Delmar ... William / Jason

Dylan Vox ... Jason Steele
Nick Salamone ... Billy

Wyatt Fenner ... Student / Angel

Larry Weissman ... Harry

Akie Kotabe ... Jeremy / Adam

Steve Callahan ... Urinal Guy / Jerome
Rasool J'Han ... Realtor / Therapist (as Rasool Jahan)
Jon Gale ... Brooklyn Mover / Rex
Jake Christian ... Bishop Scott (as Bret Wolfe)
Joe Langer ... Dr. T

David Pevsner ... Photography Professor

Jeremy Owen ... The Figure

Len Irving ... NYPD Detective
Amy Seeley ... Mailbox Clerk / Porn Receptionist
Sean Abley ... Porn DP
Bob Koenig ... Porn Lighting Designer (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Buck Hakes ... Porn Gaffer
E.J. Manning ... Strangled Boy
Mike Justice ... Ghost Story Actor / The Voice
Alan Alessandro ... DVD Dealer
Matt Mishkoff ... Drug Dealer / Server
Philip Sanchez ... Photography Student #1
Benjamin Kaufher ... Photography Student #2 (as Ben Kaufher)
Stephen Clay ... Porn Auditioner #1
Enrique Currero ... Porn Auditioner #2
Julian Fornatora ... Porn Auditioner #3
Carlton Douglas ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Mike Lee ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Jeff Luhman ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Aaron Aldorisio ... Video Store Customer
Gary Cotti ... Video Store Customer

Alonso Duralde ... Video Store Customer
Chris Gardner ... Video Store Customer

Directed by
David Kittredge 
Writing credits
David Kittredge (written by)

Produced by
Sean Abley .... producer
Rob McClary .... associate producer
Original Music by
Robb Williamson 
Cinematography by
Ivan Corona (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mike Justice 
David Kittredge 
Production Design by
Doug Prinzivalli 
Art Direction by
Robert Broadfoot 
Set Decoration by
Benjamin Kaufher 
Costume Design by
Rebecca M. Graves  (as Rebecca Graves)
Makeup Department
Gage Hubbard .... key makeup artist (as Gage Munster)
Gage Hubbard .... special makeup effects artist (as Gage Munster)
Liz Mendoza .... makeup artist
Kazuyuki Okada .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Sean Abley .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Abley .... second unit director
Mike Drobinski .... assistant director
Bob Koenig .... second assistant director (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Rachel Montgomery .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Wrightson .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Brett Butler .... sound designer: Sonicpool
Brian Curley .... sound mixer (as Brian Patrick Curley)
John W. Frost .... sound re-recording mixer: Sonicpool
Visual Effects by
Charles Quinn .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Abley .... director of photography: second unit
Christina N. Jin .... gaffer
Graham Kolbeins .... still photographer
Jennifer Lai .... assistant camera
Jon Lyga .... second assistant camera (as Jonathan Lyga)
Jeremy Owen .... key grip
Marlen Schlawin .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Benjamin Kaufher .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Savvas Paritsis .... colorist: Postworks
Savvas Paritsis .... on-line editor: Postworks
Music Department
Justin Hosford .... composer: additional music
Justin Hosford .... performer: score
Justin Hosford .... performer: songtrack songs
Chris Munger .... music supervisor
Robb Williamson .... performer: score
Robb Williamson .... score producer
Transportation Department
David C. Cobb .... vehicles
Other crew
Heather Casterlin .... script supervisor (as Heather Casper Casterlin)
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Kevin Franzen .... script supervisor
Buck Hakes .... production assistant
Kevin Kirner .... production assistant
Bob Koenig .... production coordinator (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Justin Wineburgh .... production counsel
Phillip J. Bartell .... special thanks (as Philip J. Bartell)
Matthew Beighley .... special thanks
Brett Butler .... special thanks
John Carrozza .... special thanks
Michael Cudahy .... special thanks (as Michael 'The Millionaire' Cudahy)
Michael Dancheck .... special thanks
Jim Dobson .... special thanks
Alonso Duralde .... special thanks
F.j. .... special thanks (as FJ)
John W. Frost .... special thanks (as John Frost)
Brice Gaeta .... special thanks
Laurie Gold .... special thanks
Brian A. Kates .... special thanks (as Brian Kates)
Krystal Kennedy .... special thanks
Lisa M. Kittredge .... special thanks
Paul Knepper .... special thanks
Steven Levy .... special thanks
Rob McClary .... special thanks
Matt Mishkoff .... special thanks
Bill Neil .... special thanks
Russell Pachman .... special thanks
Savvas Paritsis .... special thanks
Michael Todd Pozycki .... special thanks
Charles Quinn .... special thanks
Melissa Ray .... special thanks
Domenic Rom .... special thanks
Stacie Rose .... special thanks
James Roy .... special thanks
Jacqueline Santillan .... special thanks
Jeffrey Schwarz .... special thanks
Peleg Top .... special thanks
Stephen Twardokus .... special thanks
Risa Wolf .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pornography" - USA (original title)
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113 min | Germany:115 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

In one of the first few scenes, just after the first crossword puzzle shot, when Mark Anton, portrayed by Jared Grey, is walking through the seemingly empty porn studio offices, we see porn promo posters on the walls, and VHS porn video boxes ready for shipping. None of the titles on the posters or boxes were actually produced porn movies, only made up titles, as well as made up porn actors names, just for the purposes of this movie. Also, since the setting of the opening scenes is supposed to be 1995, accurately the videos are VHS tape format, and not DVD disc format.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Harry calls Michael's cell phone, to tell him about the busted old video tape that he restored for Michael, the call is disconnected, and Michael clearly hears a fast busy or "phone off the hook" signal. "Phone off the hook" signals are not heard on cell phones when the other party disconnects, the line just goes silent and the call is ended.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Xanadu (1980)See more »


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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A challenging, intelligent, thriller of a different kind, 6 December 2010
Author: Nick Faust ( from Evansville, Indiana

Slow and boring — a badly told story: are the two objections reviewers here reiterate in different ways over and over. And yet, the film I saw couldn't be more enticing. PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER is methodical, character driven, but certainly not boring; and considering its ambitious three part narrative, I'd say this seamlessly rendered film ends up being the engaging puzzle it was intended to be. Writer/director, David Kittredge has clearly thought about his subject long and hard, for the kind of cubist back and forth he's cooked up brilliantly exploits thriller hooks to explore the relationship between hardcore sex acted for the camera and the imagination of those who get off on watching it. Even with the ghost of David Lynch in obvious attendance, Kittredge's thriller plot does not seem stolen or manufactured, as others would have you think; it reflect the artist's ambiguous relationship to the subject. The film is saying that pornography arouses us, body and mind, with temptation and dread; two sides of the same coin. Here's a gay film that truly challenges its audience to think. No gay bar clichés, no stupid, camp posturing pandering to a marketable demographic. If someone says this is boring or not well done, it means the film went over their heads.

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