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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 | 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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Many of the movie's cameo performers were recruited from famous Los Angeles improv company "The Groundlings". See more »

Goofs

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

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Paul: Why don't you go to bed, honey? I'll bag the Nazi and straighten up.
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A Sister To The Director..... Wendy Bartel See more »

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Comic Misterioso
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Music by Frances Trocaine
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A lustless marriage: the makin's for a killing spree
15 June 2009 | by (Tallahassee, Florida) – See all my reviews

Looking for some nice dark comedy? Then look no further, Eating Raoul should do just fine. Directed by, and starring Paul Bartel, along with Mary Woronov. Eating Raoul is an outrageous look into the lives of Paul and Mary Bland, a mild-mannered couple just trying to make ends meet, and to eventually save up to buy their own restaurant, Paul and Mary's Country Kitchen. Unfortunately, things aren't looking good, Paul just got fired from his job at the wine store for being a know-it-all, and Mary can't get a lone from the bank because she won't put out. Aside from the obvious, The hapless couple still considers their lives pretty swell, except that one pet peeve, Paul and Mary both share a passionate hatred for those damn swingers. Hey, that's it, Why not just put an ad in the paper to attract eager swingers, to rob and murder, because everybody knows swingers are always loaded. That country kitchen may not be too far off after all. Let the killing spree begin!! But when a third party named Raoul imposes on the action, who also has an eye for Mary, things get a little complicated, although, the cash is really rolling in now, so The suspicious Mr. Bland wouldn't want to rock the boat too much.

I'm sure I could think of a better 80's cult comedy if I tried, but it might take awhile. This is really good stuff. Bartel and Woronov's portrayal of Paul and Mary is priceless as a boring married couple who just never put a whole lot of thought into married people stuff, and really come off more as pals than anything else, yet aren't phased in the least by mass murder with a frying pan. A superb script and colorful cast highlight this delight of a satire. For an exploitation gem with little nudity, and zero gore, this is most definitely some worthwhile exploitation. For more in mean-spirited comedies, check out Andy Warhol's Bad or Psychos In Love. This blissfully unrealistic, feel-good /mean-spirited silliness just might grow on you if you give it a chance. Eating Raoul is pitch-black entertainment just waiting to be discovered. An underrated cult classic if there ever was one. Highly recommended. 8/10


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