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That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)

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This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter Berlin ...
Himself
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Himself - Author
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Himself - FIlmmaker
Jack Wrangler ...
Himself - Adult Film Actor
Daniel Nicoletta ...
Himself - Photographer (as Dan Nicoletta)
Wakefield Poole ...
Himself - Filmmaker
Robert W. Richards ...
Himself - Artist
John F. Karr ...
Himself - Porn Reviewer
Rick Castro ...
Himself - Filmmaker / Photographer
Guy Clark ...
Himself - 'The Flower Man' of San Francisco
Lawrence Helman ...
Himself - Producer / Publicist
Robert Boulanger ...
Himself - Neighbor and Building Manager
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Storyline

He slept with Sal Mineo, was photographed by Andy Warhol, and he was lusted after by millions of men around the world. Model, photographer, filmmaker, clothing designer, and porn icon Peter Berlin is his own greatest creation. Berlin is front and center in this bio documentary from director Jim Tushinski, and featuring interviews with director John Waters, novelist Armistead Maupin, 70s porn Director Wakefield Poole and more, all with Berlin as the subject. This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut. Written by TrivWhiz

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Release Date:

28 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Peter Berlin Story  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,895 (USA) (20 January 2006)

Gross:

$55,398 (USA) (24 February 2006)
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(film clips and archive photographs)|

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During one of the shots of Peter Berlin walking the streets of San Francisco, his voiceover describes himself as sixty years old. At the time of filming in 2003 and 2004, he was 59 and 60 years old, when the film was released gradually in 2005 and 2006, he was 61 and 62 years old. See more »

Goofs

During what is ostensibly one contemporary scene in Peter's San Francisco bedroom, talking about his mementos, alternately Peter has a thin mustache, and then is clean shaven. See more »

Crazy Credits

Excerpts From Nights in Black Leather (1973), That Boy (1974), Blueboys, Ciro and Peter Courtesy Peter Berlin See more »

Connections

References Heavy Equipment (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Captain Groovy and His Bubble Gum Army
Published by Super Bubble Music Corp.
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Used by permission
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Beautiful, passionate and honest doco of a fine artist
28 April 2005 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

This feature length documentary gives us an honest and privileged look at the life and times of the large-as-life unrestrainedly gay character, the perpetually beautiful "Peter Berlin". We meet the very attractive man (now in his sixties) who lived that character nearly 24/7 in the early 70's. He is a very talented photographic artist (and his own model) who cared much less for money than he did for enjoying life and artistic expression. He is also just as proudly gay in private life.

Instead of feeling like mere voyeurs (and there's plenty of pleasing imagery on offer) we really do gain a valuable insight into a life lived to the max - including enduring love and the grief of loss. We hear testimonies on how Peter Berlin's persona affected his contemporaries, including gay icons John Waters and Armistead Maupin.

This is a wonderful and unique film.

P.S. It's warming to know that some beautiful people are also genuinely nice guys.


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