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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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Great documentary See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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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Quotes:
John Waters:[about Pink Flamingos] I was high when I wrote it. I was not high when I made it.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Blair Witch Project (1999)See more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Great documentary, 20 June 2005
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Absorbing documentary about midnight movies--how they started, why they existed and did so well and what killed them. It deals with six key movies--El Topo; Night of the Living Dead; The Harder They Come; Pink Flamingoes; Rocky Horror Picture Show and Eraserhead. They interview the directors and distributors of all six films and they discuss how they got them out and the reactions of critics and audiences. It also explains why these movies were only successful as midnight movies (Rocky Horror was a disaster when it came out as a regular movie).

I'm old enough to remember midnight movies and how much fun they were. They're gone forever but this wonderful documentary brought it all back to me. Also there's a HUGE amount of footage from each film. Highly recommended.

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