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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 ... Self
Bill Amerson Bill Amerson ... Self
Denise Amerson Denise Amerson ... Self
Sean 'Duke' Amerson Sean 'Duke' Amerson ... Self (as 'Duke' Amerson)
Paul Thomas Anderson ... Self (as P.T. Anderson)
Tom Blake Tom Blake ... Self (as Det. Tom Blake)
Bunny Bleu ... Self
Paul Cambria Paul Cambria ... Self
Bob Chinn ... Self
Ilona Staller ... Self (as Cicciolina)
David Clark David Clark ... Self
Ron Coen Ron Coen ... Self (as Hon. Ron Coen)
Dawn Schiller ... Self (as Dawn)
Mitchell Egers Mitchell Egers ... Self
Don Fernando Don Fernando ... Self
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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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Trivia

In a 1999 interview with "GettingIt" webzine, when asked why there no 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

Bill Amerson: The closest John ever got to UCLA was stealing something out of a car in the parking lot. John didn't go to UCLA, he quit school in the 9th grade.
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Alternate Versions

Edits, blank screens and fade outs were used to keep some dialogue in, but nudity and sex out in one version of the movie. The softcore (theatrical) version appears in the limited 2-disc DVD edition of Wonderland. VCA Interactive released a hardcore version of "Wadd" separately in a special edition DVD in 2002. See more »

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Features Johnny Wadd (1971) See more »

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2.0 Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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