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Eating Raoul (1982)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 24 March 1982 (USA)
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

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Raoul Mendoza
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Doris the Dominatrix / Nurse Sally Cummings
Lynn Hobart ...
Lady Customer
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Mr. Cray - Liquor Store Owner
Mark Woods ...
Hold-up Man
John Shearin ...
Mr. Baker - the Horny Patient
Darcy Pulliam ...
Nurse Sheila
Ben Haller ...
Dewey
Roberta Spero ...
Swinger
Vernon Demetrius ...
Swinger
Arlene Harris ...
Swinger
Buster Wilson ...
Swinger
Marta Fergusson ...
Swinger
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When a Paul enters his apartment to find Mary fighting off a swinger who has gotten into the wrong apartement (and thinks that Mary is just playing hard to get) he hits the man with a frying pan, killing him. Their dreams of running a small resturant seem to be in jeopardy until they decide to dispose of the body, keep the wallet, and to advertise for other sexually oriented visitors who are summarily killed, bagged, robbed and disposed of. This goes along quite well until one night a burglar named Raoul breaks in and cuts himself in for a piece of the action. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Meet the Blands! They're square . . . They're in love . . . And they kill people. [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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24 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Comiendose a Raúl  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Debut theatrical feature film musical performance of Los Lobos who performed for the soundtrack a Spanish-language cover version of the Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels song "Devil with a Blue Dress On". See more »

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When Mary goes to meet the bank officer, she is wearing dark underwear (visible through her sheer dress). But when she arrives home later, still wearing the dress, the underwear is white. See more »

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[Discussing cheap wine]
Customer: Really? Stomach cramps? But it's such a good buy.
Paul: Well, so is lighter fluid at three ninety-five a pint but I wouldn't serve it to my dinner guests.
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A Sister To The Director..... Wendy Bartel See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: One More Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths (2015) See more »

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Deutschland uber Alles
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Traditional
Arranged by Michael Reynolds (pseudonym of George S. Chase)
Thomas J. Valentino Music Inc
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Still one of the most entertaining black comedies ever made.
4 January 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

The late Paul Bartel made several interesting and overlooked cult movies in his sadly too short career, including his exploitation classic collaboration with the legendary Roger Corman 'Death Race 2000', but of all his movies he will be remembered for this one, 'Eating Raoul', a minor masterpiece. Shot on a shoe string budget as a real labor of love it is still one of the most entertaining black comedies ever made. Bartel himself co-stars with the tasty Mary Woronov (Warhol's 'Chelsea Girls'), who he had previously acted with in the wonderful romp 'Rock'n'Roll High School' among other things. They show lots of on screen chemistry and make a delightful team, something they obviously realized themselves as they went on to work together several times after this. However they were never better together than in this movie as the uptight but sweet Blands. The Blands have ambitions to open up their own restaurant but have limited means at their disposal. By accident they stumble across a way to get the cash they need using swingers whom they detest. All goes to plan until they encounter the shady locksmith Raoul (Robert Beltran, best known now to Trekkers worldwide). Things then start to get a little more complicated. The three actors seem to love working together and this gives the movie an added zest. The script in witty and unpredictable, and there are some funny bits from the supporting cast, especially Pee-wee Herman sidekick John Paragon as a pushy sex store clerk, and Ed Begley, Jr ('Meet The Applegates') as a horny hippie. This is a wonderful movie, a real comedy gem, that I highly recommend. Paul Bartel R.I.P.


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