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That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary, Biography | 28 April 2005 (USA)
This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.


Jim Tushinski
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Credited cast:
Peter Berlin ... Self
Armistead Maupin ... Self - Author
John Waters ... Self - Filmmaker
Jack Wrangler Jack Wrangler ... Self - Adult Film Actor
Daniel Nicoletta Daniel Nicoletta ... Self - Photographer (as Dan Nicoletta)
Wakefield Poole Wakefield Poole ... Self - Filmmaker
Robert W. Richards ... Self - Artist
John F. Karr John F. Karr ... Self - Porn Reviewer
Rick Castro Rick Castro ... Self - Filmmaker / Photographer
Guy Clark Guy Clark ... Self - 'The Flower Man' of San Francisco
Lawrence Helman Lawrence Helman ... Self - Producer / Publicist
Robert Boulanger Robert Boulanger ... Self - Neighbor and Building Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Majors Marc Majors ... Self - James (Peter's longtime friend) (archive footage)


He slept with Sal Mineo, was photographed by Andy Warhol, and he was lusted after by millions of men around the world. Model, photographer, filmmaker, clothing designer, and porn icon Peter Berlin is his own greatest creation. Berlin is front and center in this bio documentary from director Jim Tushinski, and featuring interviews with director John Waters, novelist Armistead Maupin, 70s porn Director Wakefield Poole and more, all with Berlin as the subject. This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut. Written by TrivWhiz

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Did You Know?


The footage of Sal Mineo is taken from Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965). See more »


During what is ostensibly one contemporary scene in Peter's San Francisco bedroom, talking about his mementos, alternately Peter has a thin mustache, and then is clean shaven. See more »

Crazy Credits

Excerpts From Nights in Black Leather (1973), That Boy (1974), Blueboys, Ciro and Peter Courtesy Peter Berlin See more »


References Hustler White (1996) See more »


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Published by Super Bubble Music Corp.
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User Reviews

Outstanding documentary of the model/artist/porn star
22 January 2006 | by SanFranMikeSee all my reviews

This documentary is a very polished retrospective on a sexual icon of the 60's and 70's, on both coasts. The celebrity interviews are very well done, and the entire picture is extremely well edited to hold the viewer's interest all the way through. A man like Peter Berlin who caught the attention of Andy Warhol and his social circles is certainly a personality worth knowing more about. There's been no one like him since. I saw the film in San Francisco, in a packed theater, with Peter Berlin in person interviewed after the show. All attendees certainly seemed as fascinated by the man as I was, whether or not they agreed with his lifestyle, or the values that he represented -- and still does. I urge you to see this very well done work and judge for yourself.

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Release Date:

28 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Peter Berlin Story See more »


Box Office


$65,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,511, 15 January 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Black and White (film clips and archive photographs)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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