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Larry Brinkin ... Himself
Peggy Cass ... Herself (archive footage)
Pristine Condition ... Himself (archive footage)

Jackie Curtis ... Herself (archive footage)

Candy Darling ... Himself (archive footage)
Dusty Dawn ... Herself

Divine ... Himself (archive footage)
Anton Dunnigan ... Himself

Ahmet Ertegun ... Himself (archive footage)
John Flowers ... Himself

Allen Ginsberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Goldie Glitters ... Himself

Grateful Dead ... Themselves (archive footage) (as The Grateful Dead)
Ann Harris ... Herself

Fayette Hauser ... Herself
Hibiscus ... Himself (archive footage)
Jilala ... Himself
Michael Kalmen ... Himself

Richard Koldewyn ... Himself

Angela Lansbury ... Herself (archive footage)

Taylor Mead ... Himself (archive footage)

Sylvia Miles ... Herself

Peter Mintun ... Himself
Milton Miron ... Himself (as Sebastian)
Rumi Missabu ... Himself

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Tricia Nixon ... Herself (archive footage)
Marshall Olds ... Himself
Maureen Orth ... Herself

Anthony Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Kreemah Ritz ... Himself
John Rothermel ... Himself
Sylvester ... Himself (archive footage)
Pamela Tent-Carpenter ... Herself

Gore Vidal ... Himself (archive footage)

John Waters ... Himself
Errol Wetson ... Himself

Holly Woodlawn ... Himself
Frank Bourquin ... Himself (uncredited)
Chris Kilo ... Himself (uncredited)
Daniel Ware ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Weber 
David Weissman 
Produced by
Robert Croonquist .... associate producer
Roger Klorese .... co-producer
David Weissman .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Koldewyn  (as Richard 'Scrumbly' Koldewyn)
Cinematography by
Marsha Kahm 
Film Editing by
Bill Weber 
Sound Department
James Lebrecht .... sound
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Camera and Electrical Department
Stef Butler .... digital imaging technician
Music Department
Peter Dunne .... music producer
Gerry Gershman .... music supervisor
Other crew
Jonathan Dana .... producer's representative
Irwin M. Rappaport .... attorney
David Haney .... generously funded by
Marc Huestis .... thanks
Roger Klorese .... generously funded by

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Rated R for nudity, sexual content, drug references and some language
100 min
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On the Weekend of 22 December 2002, the movie grossed $75.00 (by contrast, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) took in $62,007,000).See more »
Himself:They were hippie acid-freak drag queens.See more »
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1 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Author: yaaah_69 from Saramento, Ca.....................

Although I lived in San Francisco from 1961 to 1966 and saw a few great "Drag Shows" there was nothing to compare to the Cockettes. I'm not sure I would have gone to see this show at the Palace, although some friends might have talked me into it.. and saying that I would never have gone back to see them again. I rated this movie for the nostalgia. Living just off of the Height-Ashbury-Filmore district we often went down to Height St. To watch the beginning of the Flower-children movement and we were always entertained. Great small food places opened up and you could go Cajun , East Indies, Jamaican, Russian, Jewish, etc and the armosphere was great. The best Drag shows in town were at Finocchio's, the Black Cat, and the Gilded Cage. If I remember right Charles Pierce 'Torch Song Trilogy' ( who passed away in 1999, in a town named Toluca Lake Calif). He was the reighning 'Queen Of Drag', and he did a smash-up job of Betty Davis, Tahlulah Bankhead and many more , we all loved him, Bit** that she was. So, I know I have drifted, but had to inject the lagit shows in S.F.

As the New York critics said of the Cockettres, "anyone can drop acid and get up on stage and wiggle there as*, show their private parts, sing off tune and wear women's clothes, but a good Revue this does not make.

So 4 stars for reminding me of all the great times I had in good old San -Francisco-by-the-bay- don't call it Frisco, and you do not wear white after labor day. Herb Cain, Count DeMarco , the fog, trolley's , what a great time............ ciao yaaah69

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