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Eating Raoul (1982)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  24 March 1982 (USA)
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A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover 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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A tasty comedy of bad manners. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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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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Trivia

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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When Raoul comes to the hospital to meet Mary, as she backs away from him the medical equipment is sitting atop a mechanic's rolling toolbox. See more »

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Paul: It's amazing what you can do with a cheap piece of meat if you know how to treat it.
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El Amante Triste
Music by Arlon Ober
Lyrics by Roberto Beltran
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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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