4.7/10
169
4 user 18 critic

Maidstone (1970)

Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President.

Director:

Norman Mailer

Writer:

Norman Mailer
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Wild 90 (1968)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Norman Mailer's first feature filmmaking effort stars the director and his two longtime collaborators Buzz Farbar and Mickey Knox as a trio of gangsters holed up in a ramshackle New York apartment, drinking, braying, and fighting.

Director: Norman Mailer
Stars: Norman Mailer, Buzz Farber, Mickey Knox
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A night in a Manhattan police station.

Director: Norman Mailer
Stars: Rip Torn, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car, a blond woman's severed head in ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Mailer
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Debra Stipe
Chappaqua (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran.

Director: Conrad Rooks
Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Conrad Rooks, William S. Burroughs
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Norman Mailer ... Norman T. Kingsley
Rip Torn ... Raoul Rey O'Houlihan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Austin Paul Austin
Joy Bang ... Joy Broom
Ann Barry Ann Barry
Beverly Bentley ... Chula Mae Kingsley
Eddie Bonette Eddie Bonette
Steve Borton Steve Borton
Robert Byrne Robert Byrne
Jean Campbell Jean Campbell ... Jeanne Cardigan
Paul Carroll Paul Carroll
Lang Clay Lang Clay
Harold Conrad Harold Conrad
Lee Cook Lee Cook ... Lazarus
Billy Copley Billy Copley
Edit

Storyline

Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Will Norman Mailer turn the White House into a bawdy house?

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1971 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The fight between Norman Mailer and Rip Torn was real. Torn was outraged with Mailer's direction and attacked Mailer with a hammer. Mailer bit Torn's ear during the fight and the blood shed by both is real. See more »

Soundtracks

I Just Want to Make Love to You
Written by Willie Dixon (uncredited)
Performed by Isaac Hayes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Misunderstood, flawed, masterpiece
4 March 2009 | by jeanblancheSee all my reviews

I recently saw Maidstone in a French DVD and have to say this movie is nowhere as bad as its reputation would have you believe. In fact, in light of the now pervasive presence of 'reality' based TV, the kind which thrives on humiliation, preying on our secret blood lust for murder, Maidstone, like the best of Mailer's literary work, is outright prophetic. Mailer's ambition may not be as long as his reach, but flawed as it is, Maidstone still works like a cinematic Cassandra machine. Not only is it a fascinating dissembling of Mailer and his infamous ego, but it captures the apocalyptic delirium of that terrible year of 1968 better than numerous documentaries made around that time. A significant, tragically under-appreciated, work of the underground cinema that is ripe for rediscovery and re-evaluation!


12 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed