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Dad Made Dirty Movies (2011)

Chronicles Stephen C. Apostolof's rise from Eastern-European fugitive to producer and director of sexploitation films in the 60's and 70's, his turbulent relationship with infamous Ed Wood and his downfall in the late 70's with advent of hardcore pornography.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Don Andersen Don Andersen ... Narrator (voice) (as D.T. Andersen)
Susan Apostolof Susan Apostolof ... Herself
Polly Apostolof Polly Apostolof ... Herself
Steve Apostolof Steve Apostolof ... Himself
Christopher Apostolof Christopher Apostolof ... Himself (as Christopher D. Apostolof)
Shelly Apostolof Shelly Apostolof ... Herself
Harvey Shain Harvey Shain ... Himself (as Harvey Shane)
Greg Goodsell Greg Goodsell ... Himself
Rudolph Grey Rudolph Grey ... Himself
Ted V. Mikels ... Himself
Nadejda Klein Nadejda Klein ... Herself (as Nadejda Dobrev)
David S. Ward ... Himself (as David Ward)
Terry Randall Terry Randall ... Additional Voice-Over (voice)
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Chronicles Stephen C. Apostolof's rise from Eastern-European fugitive to producer and director of sexploitation films in the 60's and 70's, his turbulent relationship with infamous Ed Wood and his downfall in the late 70's with advent of hardcore pornography.

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Germany | Bulgaria

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2011 (Germany) See more »

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A.C. Stephens - Der König der Schmuddelfilme See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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ARTE, Agitprop, Filmtank See more »
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Good But Flawed Documentary
23 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dad Made Dirty Movies (2011)

*** (out of 4)

If you're unfamiliar with who Stephen C. Apostolof is then you'll want to check out this 58-minute documentary, which will give you a quick look at his life and career. The documentary starts off by telling us about his early life and how he eventually made it to Canada and then to America. From here we learn how he got into the movie business and how everything fell into place for him to make sexploitation movies.

DAD MADE DIRTY MOVIES is basically presented by Apostolof's children and former wife as they discuss who the man was as well as try to sell him as someone who should be worshiped like Edward D. Wood, Jr.. If you're looking for a ground-breaking documentary or even a definitive one then this here certainly isn't it but at the same time there's no doubt that this here is entertaining enough.

The movie is at its best when the films are being discussed. If you're familiar with the director's work then you know that ORGY OF THE DEAD, written by Wood, is his most popular film and that one gets a lot of attention. We also see some of his other sexploitation movies as well as getting some discussion on why hardcore films pretty much put an end to the director's career.

The film could have benefited from running a lot longer and I think a few more historians on hand would have helped. It was fun getting to hear from his family members who recall what it was like living with the man and figuring out what type of movies he was making.


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