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Eating Raoul -- Warhol superstar Mary Woronov and cult legend Paul Bartel (who also directed) portray a prudish married couple who feel put upon by the swingers living in their apartment building. One night, by accident, they discover a way to simultaneously rid themselves of the "perverts" down the hall and realize their dream of opening a restaurant.
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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 discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Still one of the most entertaining black comedies ever made. 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 ... Guard
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 .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Santa Croce .... sound mixer
Christopher T. Welch .... sound editor
Stan Wetzel .... sound 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)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
90 min | Spain:87 min | 83 min (DVD)
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Paul Bartel performed a number of roles on this movie. Bartel was a lead actor and star, song lyricist, the director, a co-writer and originally the producer until Bartel handed over the producing reins to Anne Kimmel.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Valley Girl (1983)See more »
Blackbird PieSee more »


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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Still one of the most entertaining black comedies ever made., 4 January 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

The late Paul Bartel made several interesting and overlooked cult movies in his sadly too short career, including his exploitation classic collaboration with the legendary Roger Corman 'Death Race 2000', but of all his movies he will be remembered for this one, 'Eating Raoul', a minor masterpiece. Shot on a shoe string budget as a real labor of love it is still one of the most entertaining black comedies ever made. Bartel himself co-stars with the tasty Mary Woronov (Warhol's 'Chelsea Girls'), who he had previously acted with in the wonderful romp 'Rock'n'Roll High School' among other things. They show lots of on screen chemistry and make a delightful team, something they obviously realized themselves as they went on to work together several times after this. However they were never better together than in this movie as the uptight but sweet Blands. The Blands have ambitions to open up their own restaurant but have limited means at their disposal. By accident they stumble across a way to get the cash they need using swingers whom they detest. All goes to plan until they encounter the shady locksmith Raoul (Robert Beltran, best known now to Trekkers worldwide). Things then start to get a little more complicated. The three actors seem to love working together and this gives the movie an added zest. The script in witty and unpredictable, and there are some funny bits from the supporting cast, especially Pee-wee Herman sidekick John Paragon as a pushy sex store clerk, and Ed Begley, Jr ('Meet The Applegates') as a horny hippie. This is a wonderful movie, a real comedy gem, that I highly recommend. Paul Bartel R.I.P.

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