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Stuart Samuels
Victor Kushmaniuk (additional writer)
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5 August 2005 (USA) See more »
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From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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BFI Uncut Season: 'Pink Flamingos' review
 (From CineVue. 23 November 2012, 6:00 AM, PST)

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fun piece of history See more (14 total) »

Cast

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John Waters ... Himself
Ben Barenholtz ... Himself

Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Himself (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Alan Douglas ... Himself
J. Hoberman ... Himself

Robert Shaye ... Himself (as Bob Shaye)

George A. Romero ... Himself (as George Romero)
Jonathan Rosenbaum ... Himself
Bill Quigley ... Himself
Larry Jackson ... Himself
Seth Willenson ... Himself
Chuck Zlatkin ... Himself
Perry Henzell ... Himself

Richard O'Brien ... Himself
Jim Sharman ... Himself (archive footage)

Lou Adler ... Himself

Mick Rock ... Himself
Peter Suschitzky ... Himself
Sal Piro ... Himself

David Lynch ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dan Aykroyd ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeanne Bates ... Herself (archive footage)

John Belushi ... Himself (archive footage)

Barry Bostwick ... Himself (archive footage)

David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille ... Himself (archive footage)

Jimmy Cliff ... Himself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Coffey ... Herself (archive footage)
Charles Craig ... Himself (archive footage)

Tim Curry ... Himself (archive footage)

Matt Damon ... Himself (archive footage)
Julián de Meriche ... Himself (archive footage)

Divine ... Himself (archive footage)
Marilyn Eastman ... Herself (archive footage)

Roger Ebert ... Himself

Britt Ekland ... Herself (archive footage)

Peter Fonda ... Himself (archive footage)
S. William Hinzman ... Himself (archive footage)

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)

Dennis Hopper ... Himself (archive footage)

Elizabeth Hurley ... Herself (archive footage)
Steve Hutsko ... Himself (archive footage)
Brontis Jodorowsky ... Himself (archive footage)
Duane Jones ... Himself (archive footage)
Allen Joseph ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Allen Klein ... Himself (archive footage)
George Kosana ... Himself (archive footage)
José Legarreta ... Himself (archive footage)

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
David Lochary ... Himself (archive footage)
Mara Lorenzio ... Herself (archive footage)
Charles Manson ... Himself (archive footage)
Ignacio Martínez España ... Himself (archive footage)

Edith Massey ... Herself (archive footage)

Meat Loaf ... Himself (archive footage)
Danny Mills ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Nance ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurel Near ... Herself (archive footage)

Judith O'Dea ... Herself (archive footage)

Yoko Ono ... Herself (archive footage)

Al Pacino ... Himself (archive footage)
Mary Vivian Pearce ... Herself (archive footage)

Vincent Price ... Himself (archive footage)

Patricia Quinn ... Herself (archive footage)
Judith Ridley ... Herself (archive footage)
Paula Romo ... Herself (archive footage)

Winona Ryder ... Herself (archive footage)

Susan Sarandon ... Herself (archive footage)
Eliseo Gardea Saucedo ... Himself (archive footage)
Kyra Schon ... Herself (archive footage)

Peter Sellers ... Himself (archive footage)

Christian Slater ... Himself (archive footage)

Charlotte Stewart ... Herself (archive footage)

Mink Stole ... Herself (archive footage)
Russell Streiner ... Himself (archive footage)
Vincent D. Survinski ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Swift ... Himself (archive footage)

Uma Thurman ... Herself (archive footage)

John Travolta ... Himself (archive footage)

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)
Keith Wayne ... Himself (archive footage)

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Stuart Samuels 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Victor Kushmaniuk  additional writer
Stuart Samuels 

Produced by
Ian Dimerman .... executive producer
David M. Fox .... executive producer
Victor Kushmaniuk .... associate producer
Stuart Samuels .... producer
Stephan Shelanski .... executive producer
Andrea Stewart .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Cadesky 
Nick Dyer 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Fox 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Bembenek 
Robert J. Coleman 
John Dowding 
Lorenzo Massa 
Kevin Rollins 
 
Production Management
Christopher Black .... executive in charge of production (international version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Kushmaniuk .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael McDougall .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Euan Hunter .... sound
Terry Wedel .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Editorial Department
Mary Luz Mejia .... post-production coordinator
Alex Olegnowicz .... post-production
 
Music Department
Euan Hunter .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Steven Belgard .... publicist
Karen Shatzkin .... legal services
Joshua Watson .... production assistant
 

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Canada:88 min | USA:86 min
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John Waters:[about Pink Flamingos] I was high when I wrote it. I was not high when I made it.See more »
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References Blue Velvet (1986)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
fun piece of history, 29 September 2008
Author: PaulyC from Los Angeles, CA

Although "Midnight Movies" still exist today they are very scarce since the early 80's when video tape became popular and changed everything. Midnight movies are cult movies that cater to a certain kind of audience. This documentary deals with a few of the most successful Midnight Movies ever made, back when certain audiences were hungry for something different in their movie going. Movies featured are El Topo, Night of the living dead, Pink Flamingos, The Harder they come, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Eraserhead. Back when they came out they were considered different than anything that came before and even hold up today. The documentary explains how these movies became popular in the midnight time slot even though some of them were tried at regular time showings. John Waters' Pink Flamingo's had a ten year straight run while The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the reigning champ with midnight screenings today where people dress as the characters and sing along to the catchy tunes in the film. There are people who have seen the film over 1000 times, not on DVD, but in an actual theater. Eraserhead by David Lynch was only a success after a year of midnight showings. It would be impossible for this to happen today as movies need to be an immediate hit. Interesting movie for those interested in a different kind of cinema. Good Stuff!

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