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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.

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Credited cast:
Linda Adrain ...
Herself
Bill Amerson ...
Denise Amerson ...
Herself
Sean 'Duke' Amerson ...
Himself
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Herself (as Aunt Peg)
...
Himself
Tom Blake ...
Himself (as Det. Tom Blake)
...
Herself
Paul Cambria ...
Himself
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David Clark ...
Himself
Ron Coen ...
Himself (as Hon. Ron Coen)
Misty Dawn ...
Herself (as Laurie Holmes)
Mitchell Egers ...
Himself
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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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Candida Royale: John had a real Jeckyl/Hyde personality. One minute, he could be sweet, charming, and pleasant to talk to. The next, if you say the wrong thing to him, or provoke him in the slightest, he could become this angry, ranting and raving guy you want to avoid at all costs. Now, I never was victim of any of his moodiness other than, he knew he could throw his weight around on the set. So if there was something he didn't want to do, if he wanted to stop, that shoot was shut down.
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Never boring
3 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you liked "Boogie Nights" then you'll want to check out this film about the real "Dirk Diggiler". As documentaries go it's very entertaining if not a bit too long. The clips of Holmes's movies aren't too graphic, and are more comical than erotic. I felt both sad for Holmes and angry at him, which I think was the point to this film. He wasn't really a good person but in many different ways he brought joy to a lot of people. The most shocking image in the film, is the footage of the crime scene, of which Holmes is taken to trial over. He is found innocent of murder (which I agreed with) but he was definitely guilty of being a jerk.

Overall grade B+ (Too long for such a short, but interesting


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