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October 1979 (West Germany) See more »
An exercise in poor taste. See more »
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Divine ... Divine / Babs Johnson
David Lochary ... Raymond Marble
Mary Vivian Pearce ... Cotton

Mink Stole ... Connie Marble
Danny Mills ... Crackers

Edith Massey ... Edie
Channing Wilroy ... Channing
Cookie Mueller ... Cookie
Paul Swift ... The Egg Man
Susan Walsh ... Suzie
Linda Olgeirson ... Linda
Pat Moran ... Patty Hitler (Party Guest In Nazi Uniform)
Jack Walsh ... Party Guest
Bob Skidmore ... Delivery Boy
Pat Lefaiver ... First Lesbian (as Pat LeFaiver)
Jackie Sidel ... Party Guest
Julie Munshauer ... Party Guest
Steve Yeager ... Nat Curzan from "The Tattler"
Nancy Crystal ... Sandy Sandstone
George Figgs ... Bongo player
John Oden ... Onlooker
George Stoll ... Onlooker
David Gluck ... Onlooker
Elizabeth Coffey ... Chick with a Dick
Margie Donnelly ... Onlooker
Margie Skidmore ... Brunette in park
Berenica Cipcus ... Blonde in park
Iris Burman ... Party Guest
Randy Burman ... Man at deli with hot dog pack / Party Guest
Don Blumberg ... Party Guest
Vincent Peranio ... Musician at party (as Vince Peranio)
Bob Adams ... Police officer who gets shot
Mark Lazarus ... Officer
David Lehman ... Party Guest (as David Layman)
Catriona Maloney ... Party Guest (as Caitriona Maloney)
Richard Keller ... Cab Driver
Charlie Swope ... Party Guest
Barry Golome ... Party Guest
Ed Peranio ... Party Guest
Elia Katz ... Army Guy
Steve Waters ... Jogger
Billy Davis ... Party Guest
Howard Gruber ... Party guest sniffing popper
Van Smith ... Guest at party in drag
Chuck Yeaton ... Deli clerk
Laurie Birnbaum ... Party Guest
Lenny Taylor ... Extra
Trick Grantham ... Party Guest
Mark Isherwood ... Party Guest
Randy Damm ... Party Guest
Alan Reese ... Party Guest
Alberta Reese ... Party Guest
Cowboy Foulke ... Party Guest
David Sander ... Party Guest
Brigette Grey ... Party Guest
John Herndon ... Party Guest
Ellis Clark ... Party Guest
Joe Wilepski ... Party Guest
Jimmy Hutzler ... Party Guest
Paul Landis ... Party Guest
Lawrence Irvine ... Party Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Melin ... Basement Slave (uncredited)
Max Mueller ... Noodles (uncredited)

John Waters ... Mr. J (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
John Waters 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Waters 

Produced by
John Waters .... producer
Cinematography by
John Waters 
Film Editing by
John Waters 
Production Design by
Vincent Peranio 
Art Direction by
Vincent Peranio 
Makeup Department
Van Smith .... makeup artist: Divine
David Lochary .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Mink Stole .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Moran .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Vincent Peranio .... set designer (as Vince Peranio)
Sound Department
Bill Porter .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lawrence Irvine .... unit photographer
Brad Ganson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Van Smith .... costumes: Divine
Other crew
Bob Adams .... technical assistant
Randy Burman .... title designer
Barry Golome .... technical assistant
Ed Peranio .... technical assistant
Vincent Peranio .... technical assistant
Alan Rose .... title designer
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"John Waters' Pink Flamingos" - USA (complete title)
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Rated NC-17 for a wide range of perversions in explicit detail (re-rating) (1997)
93 min | Australia:106 min (re-release) | UK:104 min (re-release) | USA:108 min (re-release) | Argentina:108 min (re-release)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (1997 re-release) | Mono
Argentina:18 | Australia:(Banned) | Australia:R (cut) | Australia:Refused Classification (uncut) (re rating) (1997) | Australia:X (video rating) (1984) | Canada:(Banned) (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:XXX (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1997) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Ireland:18 | Japan:R-18 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:(Banned) (original rating) | Norway:18 (video rating) (1992) | Singapore:(Banned) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:X (original rating) | USA:NC-17 (re-rating) (1997) (No. 35119)
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Did You Know?

John Waters has stated that the only scene in the film he regrets is the 'fellatio' sequence, which was awkward to film because the two cast members were friends. He also feels it is the most 'dated' part of the film; Deep Throat (1972) had just been released and this scene was Waters satirizing the rise of 'porno chic.'See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Connie and Raymond have burned Divine's trailer, they go back to their house. When the door is open, you can hear Divine talking to John Waters.See more »
Cotton:[Babs serves her family a steak she has shoplifted from the market by concealing under her dress between her legs] Mmmm, Babs, smells delicious!
Babs Johnson:Thanks, Cotton, it should. I warmed it up downtown today, in my own little oven.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »
Jim DandySee more »


Does Divine really eat dog feces in the film?
Who played the "singing asshole"?
Did they really kill a chicken in this?
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62 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully filthy classic., 20 October 2003
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

"Pink Flamingos" is a cult classic.The plot of this film revolves around the throwdown challenge to Divine's supremacy as the filthiest person alive."Pink Flamingos" contains some memorably repulsive scenes like a sex scene with a chicken and the scene where Divine eats fresh dog feces.Yes,the movie is shocking and funny at the same time,but the biggest laughs come from the actors' lines.Check out especially this line from Divine:"Kill everyone now!Condone first degree murder!Advocate cannibalism!Eat s***!Filth is my politics!Filth is my life!".On the whole,I really enjoyed this film.Still its tagline "An Exercise in Bad Taste" should be taken to heart and even those used to the gross out movies today may find this gem hard to stomach.Highly recommended.

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