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Mondo Trasho (1969)

A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of ... See full summary »

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The Bombshell / Cinderella
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Divine / Greaser in Alley
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Asylum Inmate / Dr. Coathanger / Voice of Snob #2
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Homeless Woman / Asylum Inmate / Snob #1
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Shocked Mother in Park / The Virgin Mary
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Evil Stepsister #1 / Asylum Inmate / Dr. Coathanger's Nurse
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Chris Atkinson
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Mike Bauer
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Dr. Coathanger's Secretary
George Figgs ...
Asylum Inmate / Man in Waiting Room
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A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of the Virgin Mary, strange chicken-foot grafting operations). Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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At Last... A "Gutter Film"

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14 March 1969 (USA)  »

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John Waters' Mondo Trasho  »

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$2,100 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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John Waters admitted in later interviews that he believes this film is "way too long" and should have been a short film. See more »

Quotes

Divine: Oh Mary! Oh Holy Trinity! Oh God! It isn't easy being Divine!
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And introducing John Leisenring as 'the shrimper' See more »

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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Rescue Me
Written by Raynard Miner and Carl Smith
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Bizarre, Strange and Weird. I like it!!
5 October 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

John Waters feature length film debut is a schlocky montage of crazy events following Mary Vivian Pearce and Divine as they travel throughout the gutters and alleyways of "Charm City" Baltimore. I can't do this film just by trying to describe the events that transpire. This film has to be seen to be believed. There's no dialog in this film, most of the soundtrack is a collage of 50's and 60's pop music, They're used as dialog and as a Foley track. I wonder if Mr. Waters received permission from the performers for use in this film?

Filmed on a shoe string budget and shot on 16mm uses a cast of friends, Waters hit the Midnight Movie/cult circuit big time. Only a sign of things to come.

Recommended, if you can find it.


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