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Release Date:
24 March 1982 (USA) See more »
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An outrageous comedy of sex and murder [Australia Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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
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)
 
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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
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
Adam Greenman .... location scout
Chuck Griffith .... atmosphere
Rose Gurrola .... production assistant
Dorothy Hungerford .... production assistant
Mark Klein .... atmosphere
John Langley .... atmosphere
Kool Marder .... location scout (as Kool Lusby)
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
 
Thanks
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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Runtime:
90 min | Spain:87 min | 83 min (DVD)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The alias names that Paul Bland (Paul Bartel) and Mary Bland (Mary Woronov went by in their newspaper swinger advertisements were as "Cruel Carla" and "Naughty Nancy".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The man killed while Mary is wearing the "cartoon mouse" costume can be seen breathing while lying on the floor.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Valley Girl (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
Comic MisteriosoSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A lustless marriage: the makin's for a killing spree, 15 June 2009
Author: Tromafreak from Tallahassee, Florida

Looking for some nice dark comedy? Then look no further, Eating Raoul should do just fine. Directed by, and starring Paul Bartel, along with Mary Woronov. Eating Raoul is an outrageous look into the lives of Paul and Mary Bland, a mild-mannered couple just trying to make ends meet, and to eventually save up to buy their own restaurant, Paul and Mary's Country Kitchen. Unfortunately, things aren't looking good, Paul just got fired from his job at the wine store for being a know-it-all, and Mary can't get a lone from the bank because she won't put out. Aside from the obvious, The hapless couple still considers their lives pretty swell, except that one pet peeve, Paul and Mary both share a passionate hatred for those damn swingers. Hey, that's it, Why not just put an ad in the paper to attract eager swingers, to rob and murder, because everybody knows swingers are always loaded. That country kitchen may not be too far off after all. Let the killing spree begin!! But when a third party named Raoul imposes on the action, who also has an eye for Mary, things get a little complicated, although, the cash is really rolling in now, so The suspicious Mr. Bland wouldn't want to rock the boat too much.

I'm sure I could think of a better 80's cult comedy if I tried, but it might take awhile. This is really good stuff. Bartel and Woronov's portrayal of Paul and Mary is priceless as a boring married couple who just never put a whole lot of thought into married people stuff, and really come off more as pals than anything else, yet aren't phased in the least by mass murder with a frying pan. A superb script and colorful cast highlight this delight of a satire. For an exploitation gem with little nudity, and zero gore, this is most definitely some worthwhile exploitation. For more in mean-spirited comedies, check out Andy Warhol's Bad or Psychos In Love. This blissfully unrealistic, feel-good /mean-spirited silliness just might grow on you if you give it a chance. Eating Raoul is pitch-black entertainment just waiting to be discovered. An underrated cult classic if there ever was one. Highly recommended. 8/10

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