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Desperate Living (1977) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Waters

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

John Waters

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Mary Vivian Pearce ...
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Bosley Jr. (as Brook Blake)
Karen Gerwig ...
Beth
Jay Allan ...
Kid
Al Strapelli ...
Doctor Evans
George Stover ...
Bosley Gravel
Turkey Joe ...
Motorcycle Cop
Willie Brooks ...
Pieman
James Yeaton ...
Dead Bum
Ed Peranio ...
Lieutenant Wilson
Steve Butow ...
Lt. Grogan
Channing Wilroy ...
Lieutenant Wilson
Steve Parker ...
Goon
Pete Denzer ...
Goon
Chuck Yeaton ...
Goon
David Klein ...
Goon
Ralph Crocker ...
Goon
Peter Koper ...
Goon
Sally Albaugh ...
Hag
Kenny Orye ...
Eater
Warren Newcomb ...
Page
Roland Hertz ...
Muffy's Husband
Pirie Woods ...
Baby Sitter
Damien Overholser ...
Baby In Refrigerator
Ed Butner ...
Referee
H.C. Kliemisch ...
Big Jimmy Dong
Paul Swift ...
Mr. Paul
George Figgs ...
Marina Melin ...
Shina
Cookie Mueller ...
Flipper
Pat Moran ...
Bathroom Pervert
Sharon Niesp ...
Shotsie
George Hulse ...
Sex Change Doctor
Delores Delux ...
Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank J. Butler ...
Harmonica Player (uncredited)
Richard Ellsberry ...
Patient in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Alan Reese ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Produced by 

James McKenzie ... associate producer
William Platt ... associate producer
David Spencer ... associate producer
John Waters ... producer

Music by 

Chris Lobingier
Allen Yarus

Cinematography by 

Thomas Loizeaux ... director of photography
John Waters

Film Editing by 

Charles Roggero

Art Direction by 

Vincent Peranio

Costume Design by 

Van Smith

Makeup Department 

Jon Aaron ... assistant hair stylist
Celeste Hall ... assistant hair stylist
Christine Mason ... hair stylist
Van Smith ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Robert Maier ... unit manager
Pat Moran ... production manager

Art Department 

Delores Delux ... assistant art director (as Dolores Deluxe)
Steve Parker ... assistant set designer
Ed Peranio ... assistant set designer
Vincent Peranio ... set designer

Sound Department 

Richard Ellsberry ... assistant sound
Robert Maier ... sound

Special Effects by 

Ed Peranio ... special effects
Tom Watkins ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department 

Laurel Douglas ... still photographer
David Insley ... assistant camera
Kevin Weber ... lighting assistant
Steve Yeager ... still photographer

Music Department 

Chris Lobingier ... music arranger
Allen Yarus ... music arranger

Other crew 

William Platt ... video
Alan Rose ... credits
Pete Garey ... production advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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