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Mondo Trasho (1969)

A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of ... See full summary »

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John Waters

Writer:

John Waters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Vivian Pearce ... The Bombshell / Cinderella
Divine ... Divine / Greaser in Alley
David Lochary ... Asylum Inmate / Dr. Coathanger / Voice of Snob #2
Mink Stole ... Homeless Woman / Asylum Inmate / Snob #1
Bob Skidmore Bob Skidmore ... Asylum Personnel / Policeman
Margie Skidmore Margie Skidmore ... Shocked Mother in Park / The Virgin Mary
Berenica Cipcus Berenica Cipcus ... Evil Stepsister #1 / Asylum Inmate / Dr. Coathanger's Nurse
Jack Walsh Jack Walsh
Chris Atkinson Chris Atkinson
Lizzy Temple Black Lizzy Temple Black ... The Virgin Mary's Assistant
Mark Isherwood Mark Isherwood ... The Hitch-Hiker
Mike Bauer Mike Bauer
Pat Moran ... Dr. Coathanger's Secretary
George Figgs ... Asylum Inmate / Man in Waiting Room
Susan Lowe ... Asylum Inmate
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A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of the Virgin Mary, strange chicken-foot grafting operations). Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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At Last... A "Gutter Film"

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Comedy

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Trivia

The first John Waters film to feature The Ikettes "I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)". It was also used in Hairspray (1988). See more »

Quotes

Divine: [talking to the Virgin Mary] Oh, Mary... teach me to be Divine.
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Crazy Credits

And introducing John Leisenring as 'the shrimper' See more »

Alternate Versions

Was released once in the UK - in 1983, before the video recordings act, paired with 'Sex Madness' (1938). This release by Palace Video was uncut. See more »


Soundtracks

Night Train (Live at the Apollo Theater 1962)
Written by Oscar Washington, Lewis Simpkins (as Lewis P. Simpkins) and Jimmy Forrest
Performed by James Brown
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Trashy World
13 June 2021 | by Fernando-RodriguesSee all my reviews

It's not the best of Waters, but it's always good to see Divine. This plot is definitely an acid trip (and it could've worked better if it were shorter).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Waters' Mondo Trasho See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,100 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dreamland See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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