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The Pornographer (1999)

R | | Drama | 5 March 1999 (USA)
A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael DeGood Michael DeGood ... Paul Ryan
Craig Wasson ... Spano
Monique Parent ... Charise
Katheryn Cain Katheryn Cain ... Kate
Todd Feder ... Randy
James MacPherson James MacPherson ... Security Guard -Jim
Marjorie Harris Marjorie Harris ... Teresa
Kelly Stone ... Natalie
George Hertzberg ... Tom
Mariam Parris Mariam Parris ... Kristina
Rena Riffel ... Tiffany
Melinda Scherwinski Melinda Scherwinski ... Sugar
Fay Kato ... Noriko
Franc Luz ... Kristina's Father
John P. Petrelli ... Kristina's brother


A young, frustrated man (Michael DeGood) after indulging in prostitutes, makes some home pornography and decides to take it to an adult video producer (Craig Wasson). Promising fame, the young man is encouraged to go find ingenues to put in his films. This leads him to an innocent (Katheryn Cain), fresh off the bus in LA with actress aspirations. Ultimately the two are led into their own total humiliation and destruction. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Integrity Pictures





Release Date:

5 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Imagemaker See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Paul Ryan: [Last lines] I did two years... they said I deserved more but you see I'll never be free
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Definately not BOOGIE NIGHTS
21 January 2002 | by DJAkinSee all my reviews

This was a decent movie. It is unique in that the main character is very likable. He loves his dream of making something unique as a filmmaker and money lover. There are some great scenes that could actually be real. It is very realistic in parts and in other parts it is very dark,,,too dark in fact. So dark that you know that there is no way that this could actually be the way adult film making is. Boogie Nights and X Rated are far better. If you want to see a good independant film, this is a good rental. It's on the SUNDANCE channel quite often. Good for a weeknight view. It just doesn't deliver all the goods.

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