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24 March 1982 (USA) See more »
An outrageous comedy of sex and murder [Australia Theatrical] See more »
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dark, voyeuristic, over-the-top, yet subtly wacky comedy See more (58 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Bartel ... Paul Bland

Mary Woronov ... Mary Bland

Robert Beltran ... Raoul Mendoza

Susan Saiger ... Doris the Dominatrix / Nurse Sally Cummings
Lynn Hobart ... Lady Customer

Richard Paul ... 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
Garry Goodrow ... Drunk Swinger
Richard Blackburn ... James from the Valley
Hamilton Camp ... John Peck - Dishonest Wine Buyer
Pamela Carter ... Maid

Buck Henry ... Mr. Leech

Anna Mathias ... Ms. Adams - Bank Secretary
Hanns Manship ... Thomas
Beans Morocco ... Bobby R. - "Very Bad Boy" (as Dan Barrows)

Allan Rich ... Nazi

Ed Begley Jr. ... Hippie

Billy Curtis ... Little Person

Ralph Brannen ... Raoul's Friend

John Paragon ... Sex Shop Salesman
Don Steele ... Howard Swine - Swingers Party Host
Rick Waln ... Doris's Admirer at Swingers Party

Edie McClurg ... Susan - Swinger in Fur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert V. Barron ... Butler at Swingers Party
Wendy Bartel ... Woman in Dog Food Commercial (uncredited)

Joe Dante ... Busboy (uncredited)

Charles B. Griffith ... (uncredited)

John Landis ... Man who bumps into Mary at the bank (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Bartel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Bartel 
Richard Blackburn 

Produced by
Richard Blackburn .... associate producer
Anne Kimmel .... producer
Original Music by
Arlon Ober 
Cinematography by
Gary Thieltges (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Toomayan 
Production Design by
Robert Schulenberg 
Makeup Department
Peter Knowlton .... hair effects
Peter Knowlton .... makeup effects
Gigi Williams .... additional hair stylist
Gigi Williams .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Gary LaPoten .... unit production manager (as Gary M. Lapoten)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitchell Factor .... second assistant director
Ira Halberstadt .... second assistant director
Gary LaPoten .... first assistant director (as Gary M. Lapoten)
Jor Van Kline .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Jor Van Kline .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Loma Lee Brookbank .... property master
Mike Hickman .... erotic graphics
Jerie Kelter .... art department assistant (as Jeri Kelter)
Denny Tedesco .... set dresser
Sound Department
Steve Bowerman .... boom operator
Richard Crommett .... additional sound mixer (as Rick Crommet)
Gordon L. Day .... re-recording mixer (as Gordon Day)
Richard Bryce Goodman .... additional sound mixer (as Richard Goodman)
Val Kuklowsky .... sound editor (as R. Val Kuklowsky)
Vahe Mansourian .... boom operator
John Norman .... re-recording mixer
Anthony Santa Croce .... sound mixer
Christopher T. Welch .... sound editor
Stan Wetzel .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Frank L. Pope .... pyrotechnic effects (as Frank Pope)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt double: Paul
Rick Seaman .... stunt double: Raoul
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Brennan .... grip
Anne S. Coffey .... first assistant camera (as Ayne Coffey)
Bob Dennison .... still photographer: end photo
Steve Dubin .... additional first assistant camera
Steven Fierberg .... additional gaffer (as Steve Fierberg)
Greg Gardiner .... additional best boy electric (as Greg Gardner)
James J. Gilson .... gaffer (as James Gilson)
Gary Graver .... director of photography: second unit
Jim Grce .... guest electrician
Karen Grossman .... additional photographer
Fritz Hershey .... additional first assistant camera
Jay Klepperman .... second assistant camera (as Jay Klapperman)
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... additional key grip (as Dwight La Vers)
Julio Macat .... additional first assistant camera
Ray Maichen .... additional best boy electric (as Raymond Machen)
Ron McCausland .... best boy grip (as Ron McCausen)
Jim McEachen .... electrician
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip (as Tracy A. Neftzger)
David W. Nims .... driver/grip (as Dave Nimms)
Woody Perkins .... additional best boy grip (as H.C. Perkins)
Raymond M. Perosi .... electrician (as Ray Perosi)
Todd Pike .... additional first assistant camera
Craig Pointes .... driver/grip
Larry S. Prinz .... electrician (as Larry Prinz)
James Rosenthal .... best boy electric
Richard Sands .... electrician (as Rico Sands)
John Sorich .... grip
Jeffrey Sudzin .... additional gaffer
Thomas Thonson .... additional first assistant camera
Thomas Vanghele .... additional first assistant camera (as T.P. Vanghele)
Diana Wooten .... additional second assistant camera (as Dianna Wooten)
Jeff Zimmerman .... additional second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Dover .... costumer (as Kathy Dover)
Merry Lowry-Donner .... assistant wardrobe (as Merry Lowry)
Editorial Department
Duncan Burns .... apprentice editor
Paula Einstein .... trailer editor
Tod Feuerman .... trailer editor
Ron Lambert .... color timer
Glenn Suffern .... negative cutter
John Wilson .... trailer editor (as John JB Wilson)
Location Management
Adam Greenman .... location scout
Kool Marder .... location scout (as Kool Lusby)
Music Department
Ira Hearshen .... music producer
Michael Linn .... music producer
Arlon Ober .... music producer
Bobby Muzingo .... music arranger (uncredited)
Marty Wereski .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Carol Bahoric .... atmosphere
Robert V. Barron .... atmosphere
Wendy Bartel .... assistant: Mr. Bartel
Marla Cannalla .... atmosphere
Pamela Carter .... production coordinator
Jon Daugherty .... production assistant
Tim Forsyth .... atmosphere (as Tim Forsight)
Irene Foster .... atmosphere
Terrie Maxine Frankle .... atmosphere
Carlos Gonzales .... atmosphere
Mr. Goo Goo .... atmosphere
Michael Goodwin .... atmosphere
Chris Graver .... atmosphere
Chuck Griffith .... atmosphere
Rose Gurrola .... production assistant
Dorothy Hungerford .... production assistant
Mark Klein .... atmosphere
John Langley .... atmosphere
Kimberly Maxwell .... production assistant (as Kim Maxwell)
Myron Meisel .... atmosphere
Mary Owens .... atmosphere
Gideon Porath .... production assistant
Sheryl Pressman .... atmosphere
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor
F.G. Roddick .... atmosphere
Bob Schulenberg .... main titles (as Robert Schulenberg)
Gil Valle .... location equipment
Jor Van Kline .... production assistant (as Jor Van Klein)
Ian Welch .... atmosphere
Rick Benson .... the producers wish to thank
Bruce Berman .... the producers wish to thank
Eugene Blythe .... the producers wish to thank (as Gene Blythe)
Hank Brown .... the producers wish to thank
Jerry Collamer .... the producers wish to thank
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... the producers wish to thank (as Joseph Cosco Jr.)
Joe Dante .... the producers wish to thank
Jon Davison .... the producers wish to thank
Miller Drake .... the producers wish to thank
Michael Finnell .... the producers wish to thank
Susan Gelb .... the producers wish to thank
Theodore Gershuny .... the producers wish to thank (as Ted Gershuny)
Dennis Glas .... the producers wish to thank (as Dennis Glass)
Bert Glatstein .... the producers wish to thank
Marshall Harvey .... the producers wish to thank
Clark Henderson .... the producers wish to thank
Panda Hoffmann .... the producers gratefully acknowledge (as Panda Hoffman)
Kevin Hynes .... the producers wish to thank
Marvin Jones .... the producers wish to thank
Miles Kreuger .... the producers wish to thank
John Landis .... the producers wish to thank
Peter Manoogian .... the producers wish to thank
Pamela Pettler .... the producers wish to thank
Rob Pettler .... the producers wish to thank
Richard Schulenberg .... the producers wish to thank
Craig Simpson .... the producers wish to thank
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... the producers wish to thank (as Don Thorin Jr.)
E. Waldo Ward .... the producers gratefully acknowledge
Barry Washaw .... the producers gratefully acknowledge (as Dr. Barry Warshaw)
Betty Whellor .... the producers gratefully acknowledge
Patrick Winters .... the producers wish to thank (as Pat Winters)
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90 min | Spain:87 min | 83 min (DVD)
Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films" in a special supplement devoted to independent films that was only distributed to subscribers in November 1997.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Sex Shop Salesman:But I'm telling you - you're gonna need a lubricant for this vibrator. Unless your date's inflatable. Ha!
Paul:For your information, I'm buying this to use as a novelty cocktail stirrer!
Sex Shop Salesman:[shouts] Sure!
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Dark, voyeuristic, over-the-top, yet subtly wacky comedy, 15 November 2004
Author: Mike from St Louis, MO

Lengthy description to describe a movie that runs less than 90 minutes, but wow, can't say I've ever seen anything quite like it. I'm sure plenty of people would find this movie dull, as it moves at a snail's pace. It is early 80s B-movie schlock, which is exactly what I liked about it. What's there not to like about a couple with zero sex drive that decides, right after killing a few people, to make their money by advertising sexual fantasies, sexually enticing people, then whacking them with a frying pan before enthusiastically emptying their wallets.

I wanted to see this movie because I knew Paul Bartel was a cult flick God, having seen his master cheese flick Death Race 2000 and his rebellious teacher role in Rock N Roll High School. Shabby dialog throughout, awful (but wonderfully so) dubbing, don't watch this movie to add points on your IQ test. The pace is rather slow throughout, yet Eating Raoul is also goofy and surrealistic. The over the top sexual innuendos and rampant sexual scenes are countered by the bizarre calmness of Mary and Paul Bland (Mary Woronov and Paul Bartel, respectively) as they take care of victim after victim. Not really a laugh out loud movie (except for the botched robbery scene and the hot tub sequence, they were freakin funny) but it will make you chuckle.

One thing that was great about this movie is that even though it was obviously an 80s cult flick, the music was, for the most part, great. It gave a cartoonish feel to large portions of the movie and added atmosphere to the strangeness that permeated throughout. The hammy manner in which the murders take place also adds to the offbeat feel of this film as there is no emphasis on violence and blood. No gruesomeness needed, for if the frying pan does the job, why not use it?

I would recommend this flick to cult movie fans but it's a lot more off kilter than anything you've ever seen. I found much of the humor to be delectably inane, and even though the pace was slow, I had a good time watching this Paul Bartel vehicle. Roles by Buck Henry, Ed Begley Jr and Don Steele (you know, the DJ guy from Rock N Roll High School and Death Race 2000) add to the zaniness of a flick that rightly could offend many but could also be found endlessly amusing, as I did.

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