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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

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

Quotes

Mary: At the store, can you buy a new frying pan? I'm a little squeamish about using the one we use to kill people.
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A Sister To The Director..... Wendy Bartel See more »

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Referenced in Valley Girl (1983) See more »

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El Amante Triste
Music by Arlon Ober
Lyrics by Roberto Beltran
Published by Logo Music
Performed by Bruce Scott
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Hilariously quirky
14 August 2000 | by (Somewhere in New Jersey) – See all my reviews

The Basic plot: A bland couple, The Blands, composed of a wine fanatic and a shapely nurse , live in an apartment house filled with sex-pervert swingers , and when they want to go out and own a restaurant in the country ,but don't have enough money ,so they become bondage merchants who kill their clients for cash.But, Raoul, a handsome young thief, comes in and violates their plans.....

The praise: Dementedly funny,original and quirky, you really can swallow it up. The comic acting by Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Paul Bartel, and Doris the Dominatrix is perfect, and the satiric, ironic,darkly comic side is played to a luscious extent. The bondage merchant scenes are hilarious so much that I can't tell you, and the theme song adds deeply to the ironic side........Enjoy!


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