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Complete credited cast:
Joe Smith
Holly Sandiago
Geri Miller ...
Geri, the go-go dancer
Andrea Feldman ...
Rich Girl
John Putnam ...
Johnny (as Johnny Putnam)
Bruce Pecheur ...
Diane Podel ...
Holly's Sister
Roberto D'Alessandro ...
Rob (as Rob d'Alesandro)
Michael Sklar ...
Mr. Michaels


The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more like Phil Silvers. Joe and Holly try to make a go of things in their Lower East Side basement, from which Holly goes forth from time to time to cruise the Fillmore East and to scavenge garbage cans, while Joe's journeys are in search of real junk... Trash is true-blue movie-making, funny and vivid.--Vincent Canby, The New York Times. Written and directed by Paul Morrissey, "presented" by Andy Warhol. Written by Anonymous

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18 February 1971 (West Germany)  »

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$25,000 (estimated)

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Paul Morrissey, who was against drugs, wanted the movie to deglamorize drug taking. The original title planned for the film was "Drug Trash," but it was decided it was too obvious. See more »


[first lines]
Joe: It don't do anything, Geri.
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Referenced in Code Name: Raw-Hide (1972) See more »

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Classic Paul Morrisey Comedy.
25 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's a shame some people consider this and it's companion pieces to be Andy Warhol films when they really have very little relation at all to the Warhol style and Warhol himself had nothing to do with them. The credit goes to Morrisey and his superstar weirdos. What's even more shocking is that these films are considered to be such works of intellectual art when this movie at least is unashamed pure comedy and not much else. A very funny comedy at times granted, but not a great intelectual work, though it has some social relevance of course. The final scene with the social worker is one of the best comedy scenes in movies, or would be if it weren't for the amateurness of the actor playing the social worker. On the minus, you do have to wonder about the ethics of Morrisey since this film is also, to a small degree, a freak show.

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