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Eating Raoul (1982)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  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

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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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Release Date:

24 March 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comiendose a Raúl  »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Martin Scorsese said the movie was "totally outrageous and funny". See more »

Goofs

When Paul Bland leaves to go to the grocery store he leaves the frying pan on the orange chair by the door, in the next shot when "the hippie" arrives late, the frying pan is gone. See more »

Quotes

Sex Shop Salesman: Okay, your vibrators start at $10.95 and go up. We've got the Salami, Man-o'-War and...
[pulls out huge vibrator]
Sex Shop Salesman: Alien.
Paul: Just give me the cheapest one.
Sex Shop Salesman: Wait a minute. There's nothing cheap about my store. You mean inexpensive don't you?
[pokes Paul on shoulder with "Alien" vibrator]
Sex Shop Salesman: Isn't that what you meant?
Paul: [intimidated] Yes.
Sex Shop Salesman: That's what I thought you meant!
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There is a credit for "Guest Electrician" See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Smelly Car (1993) See more »

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Mysterious Night
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Music by Roger-Roger
Thomas J. Valentino Music Inc
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"Eating Raoul" should be the "gold standard" for black comedy ....10.0
20 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No other black comedy, except perhaps "War of the Roses" comes close to the originality and cleverness of "Eating Raoul". It is totally outrageous, and that is what elevates the film to greatness. Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov play the "Blands" to perfection, and the unbelievable supporting cast is icing on the cake. The movie is so quotable, "Do you realize we just made $500? Yea, just by killing people", it's amazing. Check the numerous quotes on IMDb and you will see what I mean. Each viewing uncovers something new and hilarious about "Eating Raoul", strong testimony for it deserving the title "gold standard" of black comedy. - MERK


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