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Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)

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Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy offers audiences a penetrating look inside the world of Ron Jeremy, America's most unlikely sex star and hero to millions. With nearly 25 years in the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself (as Al 'Grandpa' Lewis)
Seymore Butts ... Himself
... Herself
... Himself
Chris Cannon ... Himself
... Herself
... Herself (as Jane Hamilton)
Anita Cannibal ... Herself
... Herself
Susan Yannetti ... Herself
Samantha Stylles ... Herself
... Himself


Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy offers audiences a penetrating look inside the world of Ron Jeremy, America's most unlikely sex star and hero to millions. With nearly 25 years in the adult film industry and over 1,600 films to his credit, Ron Jeremy is huge. In his world, Ron reigns supreme-he's made millions of dollars and slept with thousands of beautiful women, and is indisputably the industry's biggest star. And everyone who's anyone knows Ron-a pop icon to millions, he is a beacon of hope for many American male, since he stands as living proof that pretty much anyone can get some. So how did such a classically unhandsome, big and hairy guy ever get to be such a super stud? In one of the most fascinating and entertaining comedies of the last year, audiences finally get a chance to get inside the life and times of Ron Jeremy, and find out what's really behind the hardest working man in show business. Written by Yocke

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »




Release Date:

January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Ron Jeremy  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,865, 2 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$411,897, 12 May 2002
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Al Lewis: That is the worst act in show business! He has no material, he has no presentation, he has no timing - forget it.
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Crazy Credits

Ron Jeremy is an accomplished hang glider pilot. See more »


References Detroit Rock City (1999) See more »


Porn Star
Written by Robin Data and Ben Lord
Performed by 3 Inch Porn Stars
Published by 3 Inch Porn Stars
(c) 2000 MEPS
Courtesy of Sense Data Productions
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Interesting without getting it's hands dirty
28 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

A documentary looking into the up bringing, family, career and future dreams of porn star Ron Jeremy. It uses old footage, interviews and clips from his films to show a guy who wants to be centre of attention and be talked about.

This documentary is not one of the type I usually like to watch relating to porn. I usually like the ones that are done by people from outside – it tends to be less airbrushed! For example everyone should check out Channel 4's Hardcore (UK) it's an excellent documentary and will make it harder to get turned on next time you're watching porn. However this is more of a human interest story that a documentary – it's like those polished celeb features you see sometimes where a little bit of bad or unfortunate stuff is wheeled out, but not much. So we naturally have lots of porn celebs being interviewed as well as family and lots with Jeremy himself.

However this is all still interesting – after all, how can you not be interested in a man who is one of the most famous males in porn for decades despite looking like a slob! But it does go beyond just the surface – we start with the idea that Jeremy is a pretty nice guy (not anywhere near as arrogant as you'd expect for a guy who gets sex so much!). But during the film little things come out – he is insecure, he wants to be the centre of things and maybe has too much importance put on himself.

I did feel disappointed that it didn't push deeper when Jeremy was vulnerable. At times you can see sadness and hurt just behind his eyes but the director doesn't move at these times – instead the hurt is only really referred to in voiceovers by the narrator or by other people. It felt at times that the film was helping Jeremy to get exposure without actually letting us inside his character.

However overall I enjoyed it. There is some nudity but it doesn't use the porn footage for titillation – instead most of the porn footage is old dialogue scenes. If you hate porn then this will be too glossy for your taste – but if you like it or just leave it alone then you should get something out of this.

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