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Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)

Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.

Director:

Wesley Emerson (as Cass Paley)

Writer:

Rodger Jacobs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Adrain Linda Adrain ... Herself
Bill Amerson Bill Amerson ... Himself
Denise Amerson Denise Amerson ... Herself
Sean 'Duke' Amerson Sean 'Duke' Amerson ... Himself (as 'Duke' Amerson)
Paul Thomas Anderson ... Himself (as P.T. Anderson)
Tom Blake Tom Blake ... Himself (as Det. Tom Blake)
Bunny Bleu ... Herself
Paul Cambria Paul Cambria ... Himself
Bob Chinn ... Himself
Ilona Staller ... Herself (as Cicciolina)
David Clark David Clark ... Himself
Ron Coen Ron Coen ... Himself (as Hon. Ron Coen)
Dawn Schiller Dawn Schiller ... Herself (as Dawn)
Mitchell Egers Mitchell Egers ... Himself
Don Fernando Don Fernando ... Himself
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Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

WADD: La vida y la época de John C. Holmes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cassel Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In a 1999 interview with GettingIt webzine, when asked why there any shots of the fully erect penis of John Holmes in the theatrical documentary, director Wesley Emerson said, "I didn't think it was needed, and I basically cut it with a cable version in mind - like for HBO or something." See more »

Quotes

Ron Jeremy: What was so fascinating about John Holmes was the fact that he had this gigantic penis. He was just this tall, skinny guy with this huge sholong. And when it comes down to porn, no matter how you slice it... that's is what people seem get a kick out of. I mean in porn movies today, you can have all the good-looking guys with the muscular, body-builder physiques. But guys in the audience just want to see this long, gigantic penis on some skinny guy going into the vagina of some cute little blond...
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Fascinating look at a human tri-pod
13 June 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

This is an extremely fascinating biography/ documentary about John Holmes featuring entertaining interviews with such notable people as Paul Thomas Anderson, Al Goldstien, Ron Coen, and leading actresses of the Golden Age of pornography. The best interviews in my opinion would be Al Goldstein and Bill Amerson who both seems honest and say some hilarious stuff. Also seeing clips of Holmes movies is always fun. Pretty much every aspect of his life is covered here and every facet of them is endlessly intriguing.both And it helps to separate some of the facts from some of the BS.

My Grade: A


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