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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)
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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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Additional Details

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:
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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?

According to director John Waters, the film's budget was so tight, that he could not afford "A" and "B" reels. The work print was in effect the master copy.See more »
Continuity: Throughout the film, the Marbles deliriously talk about their scheme to ruin Divine and seize her title of "Filthiest Person Alive". They refer to the attacks as a series of "phases" - phase one is the sending of the obscene parcel. Phase three is when Connie & Raymond are in the phone booth calling the police about Divine's rambunctious birthday party. But there is no "phase two".See more »
Miss Edie:Look, Babs. So many little eggies, and I'm still starving, and I'm going to eat them all before I go to sleepie.See more »
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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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51 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
They just don't make 'em like they used to., 10 December 2004
Author: Vancity_Film_Fanatic from Vancouver, BC, Canada

On the surface "Pink Flamingos" could easily be dismissed as a nostalgic piece of shock cinema. With an unparalleled level of notoriety -- based almost entirely on the final scene, the film has become a curiosity of sorts and a right of passage for those testing their own boundaries of decency. Beneath this seedy exterior however, lies a brilliant and biting satire of society's obsession with fame and the lengths one will go to in order to achieve it. This theme is relevant even more so today than it ever was. Just consider the over abundance of reality TV shows, for example 'Fear Factor' – a show boasting contestants eager and willing to outdo one another by performing a variety of dangerous stunts and eating unimaginable specimens – how is this any different than the characters in 'Pink Flamingos' attempting to outdo one another in an effort to claim the dubious title of the filthiest people alive? Society is (and has always been) captivated with sensationalism; from the Roman era and the coliseum packed with bloodthirsty audiences, to modern day and the likes of the 'Jerry Springer Show' (of which Babs Johnson and the Marbles would make excellent guests!!). The purpose of "Pink Flamingos" is to not only put a hilariously depraved spin on the fascination with celebrity but to also provide a cautionary tone to the dissolution of society itself. The performances are all top-notch; especially the ever-dependable and over-the-top Mink Stole, as heartless Connie Marble; and scene stealing Edith Massey, as Edie 'The Egg Lady'. It's amazing that the film is over thirty-years old because the message is just as fresh today as it was back in 1972.

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