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The Meltdown Memoirs (2006)

A documentary about the making of the cult classic horror film Street Trash (1987).


Roy Frumkes


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Credited cast:
Roy Frumkes ... Himself (Host / Narrator) (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victoria Alexander Victoria Alexander ... Herself (archive footage)
Glenn Andreiev Glenn Andreiev ... Himself
Jane Arakawa ... (archive footage)
Jennifer Aspinall Jennifer Aspinall ... Herself (archive footage)
Shawna Bermender Shawna Bermender ... (archive footage)
Jörg Buttgereit ... Himself
Andrew Chepil Andrew Chepil ... Himself
Bill Chepil ... Himself / Singer (archive footage)
Scott Coulter Scott Coulter ... Himself (archive footage)
Tony Darrow ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Frumkes Christopher Frumkes ... (archive footage)
Buddy Giovinazzo ... Himself
Bernard Goetz Bernard Goetz ... (archive footage)
Halfbreed Billy Gram ... Himself (as Billy Gram)


A documentary about the making of the cult classic horror film Street Trash (1987).

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2006 (USA) See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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This documentary was shot over the course of four years. See more »


References The Substitute (1996) See more »

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A memoir rather than a 'making of' documentary
4 July 2007 | by fresh508See all my reviews

I love the idea of a 'making of' documentary also being a personal 'memoir' by the filmmaker, as we are made to understand by the film's title. A great idea. It gave the film a lot more substance...actually made it a real film, and not just a tribute to another film.

It was interesting to see what had become of the people involved in Street Trash twenty years later. Some did not fare as well as others, and there was a real sense of melancholy about the final section of the film, unexpected and somewhat profound.

I wonder if the writer/producer anticipates making a film about his The Substitute. I'd be curious about his coverage of a franchise that clearly had smaller budgets as it wore on.

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