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March 1974 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

John Holmes ... Johnny Wadd
Rick Cassidy ... Eric Jensen
Walt Davis ... Dr. Livingston Presume (as David Zhands)

Bob Chinn ... Hercules Fong/Fighter in White (as Hercules Fong)
Stella Artois
Sandy Carey ... First Blonde

Rene Bond ... Bubble Bath Girl
Celenthia Monett ... Mata Horny (as Celenthia Monette)
Alain Patrick ... Thug with Eye Patch
Margot Devletian ... Margot (as Margo Devletian)
Cleo O'Hara ... Lollipops
Cyndee Summers ... First Dream Girl/Jensen's Accomplice (as Cindee Sommers)
William Kirschner ... Herbert Steele (as William Kirchner)
Gina Dair

Sandy Dempsey ... The Model
Mala Sykes
Ruth Robins
Blythe Spiritt
Jorge San Diego
Leroy Brown
Marie Brizzard
Alex Elliot ... Thug with Mustache (as Alex Aliott)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Henderson ... Lady in Black (uncredited)
Meri McDonald ... Marsha (uncredited)
Helen O'Connell ... Kitty Polenti (uncredited)

Directed by
Walt Davis 
Writing credits
Walt Davis (script)

Produced by
Manuel Conde .... producer
M.D. Maury .... producer
Original Music by
Jack Millman 
Cinematography by
Manuel Conde (director of photography) (as Manuel S. Conde)
Film Editing by
Andrew Herbert 
Makeup Department
Mary Huguez .... makeup artist
Art Department
Vickie Cristal .... set designer
Sound Department
Alan Colberg .... sound
Manny Conde Jr. .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Macias .... wardrobe

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  • MFI  sound recording by (as M.F.I.)

Additional Details

USA:95 min (DVD version)
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (cut) | Australia:RC (original rating)
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Big Bad John, 19 February 2004
Author: Andrew Leavold ( from Brisbane, Australia

Porno filmmaker Bob Chinn is the basis for Burt Reynolds' Boogie Nights character, and is responsible for popularising the long-running Johnny Wadd series starring `Big' John Holmes. In one of the earliest Johnny Wadd superdick adventures, Chinn is reduced to an oriental cutout supporting role for director Walt Davis, but The Danish Connection delivers everything Dirk Diggler promised - sh*thouse dialogue from crinkle-cut Holmes delivered with all the charisma of Chuck Norris, and the fighting prowess of a cheese sandwich. An impotent businessman with a yen for his secretary hires Johnny's partner Eric Jensen (Rick Cassidy) to find an elusive hard-on formula from Denmark. But Johnny Wadd, missing and presumed dead in Hawaii, is also on the case! He gets captured by the Chinese, who torture him endlessly with sex for the location of the formula, but Johnny won't budge.

I suspect the film was made earlier than 1974 as 1) The film may date from the earlier pairings of Holmes, director Davis and producer Manuel Conde (1970's Sex Psycho, 1972's Evil Come Evil Go), and 2) The French Connection was released in 1971, and porn producers making parodies don't usually have a good long-term memory. Besides, later Wadds (China Cat, Jade Pussycat) are more porno than action and are nowhere near as hopelessly inspired as this. According to the Ballad of Big Bad John, `he's got a head that he uses, and his meat is Grade A'. Right on, John.

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