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Downtown 81 (1981) Poster

(1981)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Edo Bertoglio

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Glenn O'Brien

Cast (in credits order)  

... Jean
Richard Weigand ... Doctor
Cyndy Schneidau ... Nurse
Millie Schneidau ... Nurse
Steven Z. Soszynski ... Grocer
Anna Schroeder ... Béatrice
Giorgio Gomelsky ... Landlord (as Giorgio Giomelsky)
Ted Bafaloukos ... Junk Dealer
Bobby Grossman ... East Village Junkie
Mickey Clean ... Pot Dealer
Roberta Bayley ... Street Girl
Dave Street ... Musician
Tish Bellomo ... Manic Panic Girl
Snooky Bellomo ... Manic Panic Girl
Kool Kyle ... Rapper
Claudia Summers ... Friend in Park
Tuxedomoon ... Themselves
Steven Brown ... Himself / Vocals, Tuxedomoon
Peter Principle ... Himself / Bass, Tuxedomoon
... Himself / Keyboard, Tuxedomoon
David McDermott ... Man from the Past (as David MacDermott)
Catherine Rebennack ... 1st Go-Go Dancer
... 2nd Go-Go Dancer
Steve Mass ... Go-Go Bar Patron
Ernest Scaglione ... Go-Go Bar Manager
George Dubose ... Go-Go Bar Patron
Ronnie Cutrone ... Go-Go Bar Patron
John Browner ... Go-Go Bar Patron
Tom Baker ... Go-Go Bar Patron
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman ... Go-Go Bar Patron (as Larry Sloman)
... Struggling Musician / Himself
Lindzee Smith ... Club Owner
Kristian Hoffman ... A&R
Marty Thau ... Record Executive
Daniela Morera ... Mrs. Cavalcanti
Lisa Rosen ... French Maid
Marshall Chess ... Thief
Jimmy Destri ... Taxi Driver
D.N.A. ... Themselves
Arto Lindsay ... Himself / Vocals and Guitar, DNA
Tim Wright ... Himself / Bass, DNA
Ikue Mori ... Herself / Drums, DNA
Michael Holman ... Michael
Olivier Mosset ... Bike Rider
Bradley Field ... Studio Manager
The Felons ... Themselves
... Himself / Guitar, The Felons
Clem Burke ... Himself / Drums, The Felons
Snuky Tate ... Himself / Bass, The Felons
Michael Sullivan ... Himself / Maracas, The Felons
Glenn O'Brien ... Rock Critic
The Plastics ... Themselves
Chica Nakanishi ... Herself / Vocals, The Plastics
Toshio Nakanishi ... Himself / Vocals and Guitar, The Plastics
Hajime Tachibana ... Himself / Guitar, The Plastics
Ma Chang ... Himself / Keyboard, The Plastics (as Ma-Chang)
Takemi Shima ... Himself / Drums, The Plastics
Mitsuru ... Chica's Make-up Artist
Maripol ... Fashion Designer
... Fashion Show Model
... Fashion Show Model (as Ann Carlyle)
Barbara Egan ... Fashion Show Model
Patrice Kamins ... Fashion Show Model
Lucille ... Fashion Show Model
Hal Ludacer ... Fashion Show Model
Benedicte Siroux ... Fashion Show Model
Vicki Pedersen ... Dresser
Haoui Montaug ... Rock Lounge Doorman
Diane Brill ... Kid Creole Announcer
Kid Creole and The Coconuts ... Themselves (as Kid Creole & The Coconuts)
... Himself / Vocals and Guitar, Kid Creole & The Coconuts (as August Darnell)
Adriana Kaegi ... Herself / The Coconuts
Cheryl Poirier ... Herself / The Coconuts
Ronnie Griffith ... Herself / The Coconuts
... Himself / Vocals, Flute and Percussion, The Coconuts (as Coati Mundi A. Hernandez)
Lori Eastside ... Herself / Vocals, The Coconuts
Andrew Lloyd ... Himself / Percussion, The Coconuts
Winston Grennan ... Himself / Drums, The Coconuts
Carol Coleman ... Herself / Bass, The Coconuts
Mark Mazur ... Himself / Guitar, The Coconuts
Peter Schott ... Himself / Piano, The Coconuts
Danny Rosen ... Friend in Limousine
... Rock Star
Compton Maddux ... Limo Driver
Anita Sarko ... D.J.
John Morton ... Peppermint Lounge Doorman
James White and the Blacks ... Themselves (as James White & The Blacks)
James Chance ... Himself / Sax and Vocals, James White & The Blacks (as James White)
Joe Bowie ... Himself / Trombone, James White & The Blacks
Byron Bowie ... Himself / Sax, James White & The Blacks
Bern Nix ... Himself / Guitar, James White & The Blacks
Tomas Doncker ... Himself / Guitar, James White & The Blacks
Richie Harrison ... Himself / Drums, James White & The Blacks
Colin Wade ... Himself / Bass, James White & The Blacks
Bemshi ... Dancer
Cherie Marilyn ... Dancer
Karen Geniece ... Herself / Guitar, Walter Steding & The Dragon People
Lenny Ferrari ... Himself / Drums, Walter Steding & The Dragon People
Victor Bockris ... Mudd Club Friends
Patrick Geoffrois ... Mudd Club Friend
... Mudd Club Friend
Betsy Sussler ... Mudd Club Friend
Vinnie Grouppi ... Mudd Club Friend
Tav Falco ... Mudd Club Friend
... Fairy Godmother (as Deborah Harry)
Steve Sabato ... Car Seller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jo Shane ... Club Girl
Diego Cortez ... Fist-fighter at the Mudd Club (uncredited)
Vanya Edwards ... Herself (uncredited)
... Graffiti Artist (uncredited)
... Himself (uncredited)
... Himself (uncredited)
... Peppermint Lounge Dancer (uncredited)
... Graffiti Artist (uncredited)

Produced by 

Maripol ... producer
Patrick Montgomery ... co-producer
Glenn O'Brien ... co-producer
Michael Zilkha ... executive producer

Music by 

Vincent Gallo

Cinematography by 

John McNulty

Film Editing by 

Pamela French

Art Direction by 

Maripol

Set Decoration by 

Jo Shane ... (sculpture on fashion show set)

Makeup Department 

Claudia Porcelli ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Claire Barnier ... post-production supervisor
Pamela French ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Steve Sabato ... assistant director

Sound Department 

Jo Cunningham ... foley artist / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Steve French ... foley artist / sound designer
Michael Jordan ... re-recording mixer
Robert Maier ... sound mixer
Alan Treadwell ... sound assistant

Camera and Electrical Department 

Dwane Arthur ... grip (as Dwayne Arthur)
Stephen Barrow ... grip (as Steve Barrow)
Mike Edwards ... assistant camera
Joseph Keller ... second camera operator
Jeff Wayman ... assistant camera (as Jeff Weyman)

Casting Department 

Maripol ... casting
Glenn O'Brien ... casting

Editorial Department 

Seth Anderson ... assistant editor
Franck Goldberg ... rough cut editor
Mia Lee ... assistant editor
Kent McGrew ... color timer
Dan O'Grady ... negative conformist
Julie O'Grady ... negative conformist
Jean-Pierre Roland-Levy ... assistant editor (as J.P. Roland Levy)
Kristen Worrell ... post-production assistant

Music Department 

Michael Fossenkemper ... music mixer
Pamela French ... music editor
Lynn Geller ... music consultant
Maripol ... musical director
Glenn O'Brien ... musical director

Transportation Department 

Todd MacNicholl ... driver

Other crew 

Denise Keating ... intern
Pamela Page ... script supervisor
Cyndy Schneidau ... production coordinator (as Cindy Schneidau)
Jason Stoff ... titles
Saul Williams ... voice dubbing: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Thanks 

Robert Aaron ... thanks
Charlie Ahearn ... thanks
Jojo Americo ... thanks
Joseph Arias ... thanks (as Joey Arias)
Gerard Basquiat ... thanks
Jean Michel Basquiat ... film dedicated to
Steven Bernstein ... thanks
Giancarlo Bertoni ... thanks
Max Blagg ... thanks
Bob Blank ... thanks
Reza Blue ... thanks
Victor Bockris ... thanks
Duane Boute ... thanks
Dominic Chianese ... thanks
Sophie Comet ... thanks
Diego Cortez ... thanks
Johnny Dynell ... thanks
Richard Ende ... thanks
Fab 5 Freddy ... thanks
Nacho Fagalde ... thanks
Suzanne Fenn ... thanks
Bradley Field ... in memory of
Elio Fiorucci ... thanks
Jim Fouratt ... thanks
Vincent Gallo ... thanks
Patrick Geoffrois ... in memory of (as Patrick Geooffrois)
Eric Goode ... thanks
Bobby Grossman ... thanks
Anthony Haden-Guest ... thanks
Scot Hamlin ... thanks
Debbie Harry ... thanks (as Deborah Harry)
Jonas Herbsman ... thanks
Karri Jinkins ... thanks
Bob Krasnow ... thanks
John Lurie ... thanks
Hooman Majd ... thanks
Raul Marti ... thanks
Steve Mass ... thanks
Debi Mazar ... thanks
Melle Mel ... thanks
Lino Meoli ... thanks
Carla Milesi ... thanks
Paul Miller ... thanks
Haoui Montaug ... in memory of
Lovey Moreno ... thanks
Cookie Mueller ... in memory of
Coati Mundi ... thanks (as Andy Hernandez)
Gina Nanni ... thanks
Gianni Nunnari ... thanks
Pat Oleszko ... thanks
Suzana Peric ... thanks
Anya Phillips ... in memory of (as Anya Philips)
Amos Poe ... thanks
Nicolas Porcelli ... thanks (as Nick Porcelli)
Nile Rodgers ... thanks
J.P. Roland-Levy ... in memory of
Jo Shane ... thanks
Peter Shukat ... thanks
Kate Simon ... thanks
Gib Smith ... thanks
Richard Sohl ... thanks
Chris Stein ... thanks
Gordon Stevenson ... in memory of
Betsy Sussler ... thanks
Chi Chi Valenti ... thanks
Françoise Vallée ... thanks (as François Vallèe)
Dorothy Weber ... thanks
Arthur Weinstein ... thanks
Wendy Whitelaw ... thanks

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