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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.

Director:

Jim Tushinski
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Cast

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

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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Taglines:

He Was His Own Work of Art See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | French | Spanish | Portuguese | German

Release Date:

28 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Peter Berlin Story See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,511, 15 January 2006

Gross USA:

$55,398

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,398
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During one of the shots of Peter Berlin walking the streets of San Francisco, his voiceover describes himself as sixty years old. At the time of filming in 2003 and 2004, he was 59 and 60 years old, when the film was released gradually in 2005 and 2006, he was 61 and 62 years old. See more »

Goofs

When showing the black and white still photo of young Peter with his parents and brother, the camera pans up and focuses in on Peter's brother, not Peter himself. Peter is actually the boy on the far right of the screen. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Hairspray (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Captain Groovy and His Bubble Gum Army
Published by Super Bubble Music Corp.
A Product of Kasenetz-Katz
Used by permission
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LOVED it
22 January 2006 | by DrertSee all my reviews

I might not want to go to a party with Peter Berlin but I really enjoyed hanging out with him for a while. It's a challenging film. It addresses so many issues but ultimately it is about art and narcissism. It's not a gay film. It's a film about making statements and Peter Berlin's happens to deal with his self-image and part of that is his sexuality.

The film reminded me that we all define ourselves and that it's good to know yourself. It also reminded me to be in the fully moment and that whatever I think is beautiful is beautiful.

Not bad things to be reminded of in my opinion.


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