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Kevin Heffernan (writer) and
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  (in credits order)

John Waters ... Himself
Pat Waters ... Herself (as Patricia Waters)
John Waters Sr. ... Himself

Steve Buscemi ... Himself

Mink Stole ... Herself
Steve Waters ... Himself - John Waters' brother

Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Himself

George Kuchar ... Himself

Mike Kuchar ... Himself

Pat Moran ... Herself
Bill Landis ... Himself - author
George Figgs ... Himself
Ken Jacobs ... Himself
Mary Avara ... Herself, the last film censor in America
Lou Cedrone Jr. ... Himself - former film critic
Fred Hanna ... Himself - retired priest (as Rev. Fred Hanna)
Don Walls ... Himself - Baltimore film and theater critic
Peter Garey ... Himself - Quality Film Labs

Jim Jarmusch ... Himself
George Udell ... Himself, movie exhibitor (as George Udel)
Bruce Goldstein ... Himself - Film Forum
Steve Yeager ... Himself

Divine ... Himself (archive footage)
Carol Butler ... Herself - friend
Frances Milstead ... Herself
Harvey Alexander ... Himself - Historian
Vincent Peranio ... Himself
Van Smith ... Himself
Glenn Belverio ... Himself
Christine Mason ... Herself
Laurence Kardish ... Himself
Dennis Dermody ... Himself
Bob Adams ... Himself
Stephen Winter ... Himself
Jack Walsh ... Himself
Mary Vivian Pearce ... Herself
Channing Wilroy ... Himself
Brad Ganson ... Himself (Interviewee)

Paul Morrissey ... Himself
Linda Olgeirson ... Herself
Susan Walsh ... Herself
Bill Porter ... Himself
Richard Kern ... Himself

David O. Russell ... Himself
George Mansour ... Himself - film consultant
Jeanine Basinger ... Herself

John Pierson ... Himself

Robert Shaye ... Himself
Alison Gartner ... Herself - Clinical psychologist
Ben Barenholtz ... Himself
J. Hoberman ... Himself

Hal Hartley ... Himself
Justin Frank ... Himself - psychoanalyst
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Lochary ... Himself

Edith Massey ... Herself (archive footage)
Jonas Mekas ... Himself
Danny Mills ... Himself
Paul Swift ... Himself (archive footage)
Alec Webb ... Himself - Interviewer (archive footage)

Directed by
Steve Yeager 
Writing credits
Kevin Heffernan (writer)

Steve Yeager  written by

Produced by
Kevin Heffernan .... associate producer
Tim Kahoe .... executive producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Cindy Miller .... producer
Brooks T. Moore .... executive producer (as Brooks Moore)
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Steve Yeager .... producer
Thomas W. Yeager .... executive producer
Original Music by
Donald Barto Sr.  (as Don Barto)
Cinematography by
Jeff Atkinson 
Jim Harris 
Steve Yeager 
Film Editing by
Terry Campbell 
Tim Kahoe 
Steve Yeager 
Sound Department
Ted Ayd .... sound
Donald Barto Sr. .... sound (as Don Barto)
Terry Campbell .... sound
Jim Harris .... sound
William L. Kaplan .... sound mixer
Bill Porter .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
John Kavanaugh .... additional photographer
Fil Sibley .... camera operator
Sheila Smith .... additional photographer
Music Department
David Rona .... musician: guitarist
Other crew
Kevin Heffernan .... historical consultant

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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec)
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John Waters:Underground films are... I guess what most people think of underground films are films that were made on a very cheap budget with unknown people, that sort of play sporadically. You don't really know where they're playing, you have to sort of look for them.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fun For Fans of PINK FLAMINGOES, 18 August 2001
Author: richard winters (rwint) from Chicago, Illinois

Yes folks even PINK FLAMINGOES and John Waters have become mainstream, now even considered a important part of film history. Waters is now no longer a simple schlockmeister, but instead a persevering, entrepreneurial, visionary. The film, once labeled as a exercise in bad taste, is now a major point of influence for many of today's filmmakers (Jarmusch, Hartley, etc). Of course PINK FLAMINGOES is a fantastic movie and it's director and star very interesting people, but they've been interviewed a lot and some of this seems very repetitive. The real find here is the behind the scenes footage of the cult classic. The nervous, sick look on Divine's face as they get ready to film the dog pooping scene is simply unforgettable. Also has a exclusive interview with the man who did the infamous singing ass----. Overall fun for John Waters fans, but don't expect any major revelations. Major discrepancy on running times. On the video jacket it says 96 minutes, on the cassette it says 105 minutes, but the actual running time is really 90 minutes.

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