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Cecil B. Demented Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Iconoclastic satirist John Waters bites the hand that (periodically) feeds him in this humorous look at the underside of the film industry. Self-styled guerrilla filmmaker Cecil (Stephen Dorff) leads a Baltimore movie-making collective/street gang called the Sprocket Holes, which includes Cecil's girlfriend and frequent leading lady, a low-rent porn actress named Cherish Oh Lordy (Alicia Witt). Desperate for attention, they kidnap famous Hollywood actress Honey Whitlock (Melanie Griffith) during a Baltimore publicity stop and force her at gunpoint to star in their latest production, Raving Beauty. Before long, Honey comes down with a severe case of Stockholm syndrome and joins the Sprocket Holes in their bid to destroy the mainstream film industry. Waters regulars Ricki Lake, Patty Hearst, and Mink Stole highlight the supporting cast, and techno star Moby contributes to the soundtrack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 17, 2000

Cast

Melanie Griffith
as Honey Whitlock
Stephen Dorff
as Cecil B. Demented
Alicia Witt
as Cherish Oh Lordy
Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
as Lewis
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Raven
Mike Shannon
as Petie
Zenzele Uzoma
as Chardonnay
Harriet "Harry" Dodge
as Dinah
Adrian Grenier
as Lyle
Jack Noseworthy
as Rodney
Mink Stole
as Mrs. Mallory
Ricki Lake
as Libby
Patricia Hearst
as Fidget's Mom
Eric Roberts
as Honey's Ex-husband
Kevin Nealon
as Himself
Eric Barry
as Fidget
Roseanne
as Herself
Ray Felton
as Roy Stillings
John Michaelson
as Charles
Jewel Orem
as Maid
Bill Grimmett
as Mayor Adam Fenwick
Jeffrey Wei
as William, boy in wheelchair
Sloane Brown
as Newscaster
Mia Walker
as Child
James Klingenberg
as Child
Ginger Tipton
as Box Office Lady
Melanie Gorombol
as Candy counter girl
Gary Wheeler
as Theatre manager
Joyce Flick Wendl
as Pucker
Tara Garwood
as Charles Theater girl
Marty Lodge
as Film commissioner
Patsy Grady Abrams
as Family woman
Rhea Feiken
as Family woman
Shana Gelbard
as Family woman
Susan Lowe
as Family lady
Mary Vivian Pearce
as Family lady
Michael Gabel
as Film delivery driver
Mark Joy
as Fidget's dad
Alan J. Wendl
as Security teamster
Peter Gil
as Director
Eric Richardson
as Director of photography Jean Pierre
Marybeth Wise
as Assistant director
Cynthia Webb-Manley
as Large lady
Channing Wilroy
as Shop steward
Delaney Williams
as Teamster C
Frank Ferrara
as Teamster
Steve Mack
as Teamster
Michael Willis
as Teamster
Scott Morgan
as Groupie
Tim Caggiano
as Moviegoer
Judith Knight Young
as Ticket Seller
Tyler Miller
as Fan a
Brooke Houghton
as Girl fan
Joshua Billings
as Drive-in manager
Jeff Perryson
as Jock
Terry McCrea
as Evil Jock
Conrad Karlson
as The Psychiatrist
Rosemary Knower
as Cecil's mother
Douglas Roberts
as Cecil's dad
Nat Benchley
as SWAT cop
Dave Trovato
as SWAT cop
Billy Tolzman
as Petie's trick
Jonathan Fiorucci
as Raven's groupie
Christopher Chase
as Mayor's Bodyguard
Brian Donahue
as Teamster
Mimi Fletcher
as Movie theatre patron
Ryan Slattery
as Jock
David Stelzer
as Heavy Metal Fan #2
John Waters
as Reporter
Mark Joy
as Fidget's dad
Cynthia Webb-Manley
as Large lady
Mary Vivian Pearce
as Family lady
Shana Gelbard
as Family woman
Ryan Slattery
as Jock
Melanie Gorombol
as Candy counter girl
Alan J. Wendl
as Security teamster
Mia Walker
as Child
Jonathan Fiorucci
as Raven's groupie
Tyler Miller
as Fan a
Jewel Orem
as Maid
Dave Trovato
as SWAT cop
Conrad Karlson
as The Psychiatrist
Steve Mack
as Teamster
Ray Felton
as Roy Stillings
Jeffrey Wei
as William, boy in wheelchair
Jeff Perryson
as Jock
Peter Gil
as Director
Billy Tolzman
as Petie's trick
Judith Knight Young
as Ticket Seller
Michael Willis
as Teamster
Ginger Tipton
as Box Office Lady
Douglas Roberts
as Cecil's dad
Channing Wilroy
as Shop steward
Patsy Grady Abrams
as Family woman
Eric Barry
as Fidget
Michael Gabel
as Film delivery driver
Terry McCrea
as Evil Jock
Frank Ferrara
as Teamster
Susan Lowe
as Family lady
Joshua Billings
as Drive-in manager
Marty Lodge
as Film commissioner
David Stelzer
as Heavy Metal Fan #2
Brian Donahue
as Teamster
Rhea Feiken
as Family woman
Scott Morgan
as Groupie
Tara Garwood
as Charles Theater girl
James Klingenberg
as Child
Tim Caggiano
as Moviegoer
John Michaelson
as Charles
Bill Grimmett
as Mayor Adam Fenwick
Delaney Williams
as Teamster C
Eric Richardson
as Director of photography Jean Pierre
Sloane Brown
as Newscaster
Mimi Fletcher
as Movie theatre patron
Roseanne
as Herself
Rosemary Knower
as Cecil's mother
Brooke Houghton
as Girl fan
Christopher Chase
as Mayor's Bodyguard
Marybeth Wise
as Assistant director
Nat Benchley
as SWAT cop
Joyce Flick Wendl
as Pucker
Gary Wheeler
as Theatre manager

Crew

John Waters
Director
Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr.
Producer
Mark Tarlov
Producer
John Fiedler
Producer
John Waters
Screenwriter
Robert M. Stevens
Cinematographer
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
Carvin Knowles
Songwriter
Vincent Peranio
Production Designer
Rob Simons
Art Director
Pat Moran
Associate Producer
Anthony DeLorenzo
Executive Producer
Fred Bernstein
Executive Producer
Barbara Haberecht
Set Designer
Van Smith
Costume Designer
Rick Angelella
Sound/Sound Designer
Benita Allen-Honess
First Assistant Director
Dylan Hopkins
First Assistant Director
Suzanne Smith
Casting
Kerry Barden
Casting
Billy Hopkins
Casting
Pat Moran
Casting
Dan Olmsted
Re-Recording Mixer
Josh Spring
Gaffer
Margie O'Malley
Foley Artist
John Strawbridge
Casting Associate
David Parker
Re-Recording Mixer
John Nutt
Supervising Sound Editor
Brook Yeaton
Properties Master
Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr.
Unit Production Manager
Elisabeth Fry
Makeup
Josh Slates
Production Assistant
Robb Boyd
Music Editor
Andrew Weisblum
First Assistant Editor
Tudor Jones
Production Assistant
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