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Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 10 April 1970 (USA)
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Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lady Divine
David Lochary ... Mr. David
... Bonnie / Cavalcade Patron
... Mink / Cavalcade Patron
... Cookie Divine / Cavalcade Patron
... Edith / Virgin Mary
... Cavalcade pervert
Rick Morrow ... Ricky
Howard Gruber ... Gilbert
Paul Swift ... Steve (Cookie's boyfriend)
Vincent Peranio ... Freak
Jim Thompson ... Freak
Dee Vitolo ... Freak
Ed Peranio ... Freak
Bob Skidmore ... Cavalcade Patron
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The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Comedy | Crime | Horror

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10 April 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maníacos múltiples  »

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,814, 7 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,038, 12 August 2016
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Divine got the fur coat he wears in the movie as a Christmas present from John Waters. See more »

Quotes

Lady Divine: And how about you, Mr. Angel? How about your being an accomplice and how about Sharon Tate? How about that?
Mr. David: [putting his head in his hands] I told you to never mention that again!
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Crazy Credits

From the 2016 BluRay: Restoration - The original 16 mm black-and-white reversal positive was scanned in 4K resolution at Metropolis Post in New York City. The original 16 mm monaural magnetic soundtrack was digitized in 96K 24-bit resolution at DJ Audio in Burbank, Ca. The digital picture and sound restoration was performed at The Criterion Collection in New York City, and supervised by John Waters See more »

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References Hedy (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

America, The Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward
Performed by The John Halloran Singers
Courtesy of Essential Media Group LLC
(from 2016 version's on-screen credits)
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Mink Stole is thoroughly delicious!
11 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

The very best John Waters film! Great performances by Mink Stole and Divine in particular. A collection of circus freaks gather locals into their various tents and then go about murdering them. Filmed in a beautiful black and white, and full of fantastic and original performances that will stay in your memory for quite a while. Divine is on quite a religious adventure in this one, and Mink Stole is very devilish and strange as an epic whore of sorts. The supporting cast consists of the classic John Waters regulars, so if you haven't seen this film before, go about renting it or purchasing it. And also, the ending of this film is one of the most surreal movie watching experiences I have ever had! Beware of the lobster!


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