Desperate Living
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1977
Director: John Waters
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 794043-751424
Running time: 1:30 (90 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: September 07, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#5592)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 09, 2008
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Things get rocky at the Gravel household, when paranoid Peggy Gravel (Mink Stole) and her murderous maid Grizelda (Jean Hill) kill Peggy's husband. They escape from the law, only to wind up in the crazy town of Mortville, where Queen Carlotta (Edith Massey) presides over a sleazy collection of misfits, including vivacious Muffy St. Jacques (Liz Renay). When the Queen disinherits her daughter, Princess Coo-Coo (Mary Vivian Pearce), the citizens of Mortville decide that it's time for a few changes!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • New Line Cinema
 • Charm City Production
Media Companies:
 • New Line Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
John Waters....Director
Writing
John Waters....Writer
Cinematography
Thomas Loizeaux....Director of Photography
John Waters....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Charles Roggero....Film Editor
Music
Chris Lobingier....Composer
Sound
Robert Maier....Sound
Art
Vincent Peranio....Art Director
Cast
Liz Renay....Muffy St. Jacques
Mink Stole....Peggy Gravel
Susan Lowe....Mole McHenry
Edith Massey....Queen Carlotta
Marv Vivian Pearce....Princess Coo-Coo
Jean Hill....Grizelda Brown
Brook Yeaton....Bosley, Jr.
Karen Gerwig....Beth
Jay Allan....Kid
Al Strapelli....Doctor Evans
George Stover....Bosley Gravel
Turkey Joe....Cop
Willie Brooks....Pieman
James Yeaton....Dead Bum
Ed Peranio....Lieutenant Wilson
Steve Butow....Lieutenant Grogan
Channing Wilroy....Lieutenant Wilson
Steve Parker....Goon
Pete Denzer....Goon
Chuck Yeaton....Goon
David Klein....Goon
Ralph Crocker....Goon
Peter Koper....Goon
Sally Albaugh....Hag
Kenny Orye....Eater
Warren Newcomb....Page
Roland Hertz....Muffy's Husband
Pirie Woods....Babysitter
Damien Overholser....Baby in Refrigerator
Ed Butner....Referee
H. C. Kliemisch....Big Jimmy Dong
Paul Swift....Mr. Paul
George Figgs....Herbert
Marina Melin....Shina
Cookie Mueller....Flipper
Pat Moran....Bathroom Pervert
Sharon Niesp....Shotsie
George Hulse....Sex Change Doctor
Dolores Deluxe....Nurse