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Eating Raoul (1982)

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

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An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman
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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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An outrageous comedy of sex and murder [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Comiendose a Raúl  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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According to Issa Club's '10 Things I Learned: Eating Raoul' web-pages, "the film was shot on multiple stocks, cadged from a variety of sources. Much of it was shot on donated "short ends," short unused portions of unexposed film. Some of the longer runs of stock given to the production had been rejected by the donors because of noticeable mold growth on the cans that held it. The team shot the film and then crossed their fingers and delivered it to the developing lab". See more »

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The man killed while Mary is wearing the "cartoon mouse" costume can be seen breathing while lying on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Paul: [to Mary, after killing someone] Well, there's one consideration. If you'd done what he asked, he would have died anyway.
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" Atmosphere " is the credit for the extras and background actors . See more »

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Devil With a Blue Dress On
Music and Lyrics by William Stevenson and Shorty Long (as Frederick Long)
Published by Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Performed by Los Lobos
(Performed in Spanish)
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Eating Raoul - * * * *
17 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of the greatest comedies ever made (right up there with National Lampoon's Vacation, Caddyshack, Dumb and Dumber, and Clerks) that really makes a strong statement about swingers, s&m, rape, murder, and cannibalism without becoming tasteless. This is Bartel's greatest accomplishment. A major cult hit and deservingly so.

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