Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Starring: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Estelle Getty, Laura Dern, Sam Elliott
Genres: Biography, Drama
Deliberate mistake: The mirror that made Rocky's face look normal should've made his mom's face look different, but her face stayed the same.
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Rocky Dennis: Mom. Do I look like a freak to you?Rusty Dennis: No.Rocky Dennis: You know, your always been big on telling me when my face doesn't matter, but, it does. Doesn't it? You think that I can't even get a girl to like me unless you pay for her.Rusty Dennis: That's not true.Rocky Dennis: Bullshit.Rusty Dennis: Bullshit yourself. You know lots of young guys got problems getting girls. Well, what if I was your dad and I did the same thing?Rocky Dennis: I'd hate that too.
When Rocky is in the funhouse looking at himself, he appears to look relatively "normal". But it's very obvious that it's got nothing to do with the mirror, and more to do with the removal of a lot of makeup. For example, Rocky usually has almost no nose, but in the mirror he has Eric Stoltz's very well developed nose.
Director Peter Bogdanovich's first choice for the part of Rocky Dennis was Anthony Michael Hall. Hall turned down the part because he didn't like the idea of hiding his face during the whole film with make-up. Eric Stoltz was then cast instead.