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Eating Raoul (1982)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 24 March 1982 (USA)
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

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An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman
Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby
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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. 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 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 »

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When Paul and Mary exit the elevator to go their apartment, the doors and carpet colors don't match those seen outside their own apartment in another shot just moments later. See more »

Quotes

[Discussing cheap wine]
Customer: Really? Stomach cramps? But it's such a good buy.
Paul: Well, so is lighter fluid at three ninety-five a pint but I wouldn't serve it to my dinner guests.
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There is a credit for "Guest Electrician" See more »

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Referenced in Valley Girl (1983) See more »

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