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Desperate Living (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A neurotic society woman murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by a fascist queen.
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May 27, 1977 (United States)

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Liz Renay
Muffy St. Jacques Muffy St. Jacques   See fewer
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Mink Stole
Peggy Gravel Peggy Gravel   See fewer
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Susan Lowe
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Edith Massey
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Mary Vivian Pearce
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Jean Hill
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Brook Yeaton
Bosley Jr. (as Brook Blake) Bosley Jr. (as Brook Blake)   See fewer
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Al Strapelli
Doctor Evans Doctor Evans   See fewer
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George Stover
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Turkey Joe
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Willie Brooks
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James Yeaton
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Ed Peranio
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Steve Butow
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Channing Wilroy
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Kenny Orye
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Roland Hertz
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Pirie Woods
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Damien Overholser
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Ed Butner
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H.C. Kliemisch
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Paul Swift
Mr. Paul Mr. Paul   See fewer
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George Figgs
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Cookie Mueller
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Pat Moran
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Sharon Niesp
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George Hulse
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Dolores Deluce
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Frank J. Butler
Harmonica Player (uncredited) Harmonica Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Crivelli
Citizen of Mortville (uncredited) Citizen of Mortville (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Ellsberry
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7.2 / 10 | 4,377 votes