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Eating Raoul (1982)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 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:
Raoul Mendoza
Doris the Dominatrix / Nurse Sally Cummings
Lynn Hobart ...
Lady Customer
Mr. Cray - Liquor Store Owner
Mark Woods ...
Hold-up Man
John Shearin ...
Mr. Baker - the Horny Patient
Darcy Pulliam ...
Nurse Sheila
Ben Haller ...
Roberta Spero ...
Vernon Demetrius ...
Arlene Harris ...
Buster Wilson ...
Marta Fergusson ...


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 »


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

24 March 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comiendose a Raúl  »

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$350,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The name of Nurse Sally Cummings (Susan Saiger)'s swinger alias name was "Doris the Dominatrix". Both the actress and her character's alias names were alliterated. See more »


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 »


Mary: Why should we give up any of that money? We had to kill two people to get it!
Raoul Mendoza: You killed two people for less than a thousand dollars?
Mary: ...One of them shortchanged us.
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There is a credit for "Guest Electrician" See more »


Featured in Indie Sex: Extremes (2007) See more »


Deutschland uber Alles
Arranged by Michael Reynolds (pseudonym of George S. Chase)
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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