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Cecil B. DeMented (17-May-2000)

Director: John Waters

Writer: John Waters

Music by: Zoe Poledouris; Basil Poledouris

Producers: Joe Caracciolo, Jr.; John Fiedler; Mark Tarlov

Keywords: Comedy

Anti-Hollywood terrorists kidnap a top-tier actress, looking to exploit her for the purposes of an independent film with a pointed message.

Revolutionary underground auteur Cecil B. DeMented and his crew of similarly-minded acolytes kidnap Hollywood A-lister Honey Whitlock, aiming to use her for a clandestine production railing against the studio system and its paint-by-numbers product. Never one to shy away from infamy nor his various neuroses, Cecil must fight against fundamentalists, Teamsters, and cops determined to bring him down as he looks to complete his magnum opus.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roseanne Barr
3-Nov-1952   Roseanne
Stephen Dorff
29-Jul-1973   Blade
Adrian Grenier
10-Jul-1976   Vincent Chase on Entourage
Melanie Griffith
9-Aug-1957   Mom from Lolita redux
Maggie Gyllenhaal
16-Nov-1977   Secretary
Patty Hearst
20-Feb-1954   Kidnapped by SLA
Ricki Lake
Talk Show Host
21-Sep-1968   Hairspray
Kevin Nealon
18-Nov-1953   Saturday Night Live
Jack Noseworthy
21-Dec-1969   Idle Hands
Eric Roberts
18-Apr-1956   Restraining Order
Michael Shannon
7-Aug-1974   Van Alden on Boardwalk Empire
Mink Stole
25-Aug-1947   Appeared in John Waters films
Delaney Williams
12-Dec-1962   Det. Landsman on The Wire
Alicia Witt
21-Aug-1975   Cecil B. DeMented


Melanie Griffith   ...   Honey Whitlock
Stephen Dorff   ...   Cecil
Alicia Witt   ...   Cherish
Adrian Grenier   ...   Lyle
Larry Gilliard, Jr.   ...   Lewis
Maggie Gyllenhaal   ...   Raven
Jack Noseworthy   ...   Rodney
Mink Stole   ...   Mrs. Mallory
Ricki Lake   ...   Libby
Patty Hearst   ...   Fidget's Mom
Mike Shannon   ...   Petie
Kevin Nealon   ...   Himself
Eric M. Barry   ...   Fidget
Zenzele Uzoma   ...   Chardonnay
Erika Lynn Rupli   ...   Pam
Harriet Dodge   ...   Dinah
Roseanne Barr   ...   Herself
Eric Roberts   ...   Honey's Ex
Ray Felton   ...   Roy Stillings
John Michaelson   ...   Charles
Jewel Orem   ...   Maid
Bill Grimmett   ...   Mayor Fenwick
Jeffrey Wei   ...   William
Sloane Brown   ...   Newscaster
Billy Green   ...   Child A
Mia Walker   ...   Child B
James Klingenberg   ...   Child C
Ginger Tipton   ...   Box Office Lady
Nathan Stolpman   ...   Ticket Taker
Melanie Gorombol   ...   Candy Counter Girl
Gary Wheeler   ...   Theatre Manager
Joyce Flick Wendl   ...   Puker
Tyler Mason Buckalew   ...   Teen Boy
Tara Garwood   ...   Charles Theater Girl
Marty Lodge   ...   Film Commissioner
James Byrne Reed   ...   Producer
Mark Bernier   ...   Studio Executive
Patsy Grady Abrams   ...   Family Woman A
Rhea Feiken   ...   Family Woman B
Shana Gelbard   ...   Family Woman C
Susan Lowe   ...   Family Lady A
Mary Vivian Pearce   ...   Family Lady B
Michael Gabel   ...   Film Delivery Driver
Mark Joy   ...   Fidget's Dad
Alan J. Wendl   ...   Security Teamster
Peter Gil   ...   Director
Eric Richardson   ...   D.P. Jean Pierre
Marybeth Wise   ...   A.D.
Cynthia Webb-Manley   ...   Large Lady
Channing Wilroy   ...   Shop Steward
Dan Morgan   ...   Teamster
Delaney Williams   ...   Teamster
Frank Ferrara   ...   Teamster
Steve Mack   ...   Teamster
Michael Willis   ...   Teamster
G. Lee Fleming   ...   Sniffles
Scott Morgan   ...   Groupie
Tim Caggiano   ...   Porno Fan
Judith Knight Young   ...   Ticket Seller
Tyler Miller   ...   Fan A
Geoffrey I. Grissett   ...   Boy Fan
Brooke Houghton   ...   Girl Fan
Joshua Billings   ...   Drive-In Manager
Jeff Perryson   ...   Jock A
Terry McCrea   ...   Jock B
Conrad Karlson   ...   Psychiatrist
Rosemary Knower   ...   Cecil's Mom
Doug Roberts   ...   Cecil's Dad
Nat Benchley   ...   Swat Cop A
Dave Trovato   ...   Swat Cop B
Billy Tolzman   ...   Petie's Trick
Jonathan Fiorucci   ...   Raven's Groupie


Review by anonymous (posted on 19-Apr-2005)

The basic plot of the movie is a group of people decide to make a movie and kidnap a well-known actress to play the lead. The odd part? They've all made a pact not to have any sort of sexual relations until they complete the movie. The ending sticks out most in my mind. Personally I think there's only one way to watch this movie and have it make any sort of sense: You must be on mind altering substances.

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