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Eating Raoul (1982)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 24 March 1982 (USA)
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers 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 | Crime

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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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The production budget could not afford to mock-up an ad printed in a fake newspaper for the Bland's swingers advertisement so production designer Robert Schulenberg instead designed an ad and ran it in 'LA Weekly'. Unlike the vast number of replies the Blands got in the movie, the ad in real life only attracted one response. 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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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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Blackbird Pie
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Traditional
Arranged by Sam Spence
Thomas J. Valentino Music Inc
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And now, a culinary delight Julia Child never thought of...
24 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Meet the Blands, the aptly named middle-aged square couple. He's a wine expert, she's a nurse, and they need money to finance their dream restaurant. Trouble is, they're barely making ends meet. What's worse, the apartment complex they live in is infested with swingers, back when swingers were as commonplace as yuppies are now. Mary and Paul find the answer to their problems when one of the swingers tries to put the moves on Mary in their apartment. Paul whacks him with a frying pan, killing him, and they discover the fella's carrying a lot of cash. Bingo! Light over heads! What makes this goofy premise work is the absolutely hilarious, dead-on, deadpan performances of Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov as the Blands. They don't give what you'd call comedic performances, but what they say and what they do seems funny, as they are a duo of decorum surrounded by a storm of decadence. Their performances, combined with a witty and biting (pardon the pun) script, make this an absolute delight, a must for lovers of off-beat movies.


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