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

Cameo: [John Paragon]As a sex shop salesman.See more »
Continuity: When Mary goes to meet the bank officer, she is wearing dark underwear (visible through her sheer dress). But when she arrives home later, still wearing the dress, the underwear is white.See more »
Paul:It's amazing what you can do with a cheap piece of meat if you know how to treat it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Indie Sex: Extremes (2007) (TV)See more »
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Gives you the munchies!, 30 June 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Paul Bartel's ultra-low budgeted quickie is still one of the best black comedies ever made, even though I found it less funny than when I first saw it, approximately ten years ago now. Then again, it was my very first "politically incorrect" comedy and I've seen many others since… This is a very charming film and the reasons why it works so well especially are the overly eccentric characters and the straight-faced acting performances of the talented B-cast. Writer/director Bartel and his favorite B-movie muse Mary Woronov star as an uptight and exaggeratedly square couple, the Blands, who're social outcasts in the wild L.A. region. Paul and Mary dream of opening their own little restaurant in the countryside but they have trouble financing it, while so many "swingers" waste their money on parties and bizarre sexual fetishes. After a first – and accidental – homicide, Paul and Mary find out that they could make easy money by luring more perverts to their apartment and kill them. The situation gets more complicated when Latino-crook Raoul discovers what the couple is doing. There aren't any special effects or gore and the set pieces aren't at all spectacular…and yet this little gem is entertaining from start to finish! Especially the first half (when you make acquaintance with the bizarre Blands) is terrific, with brilliant dialogues and offensive – yet very clever – black humor. It's obvious that Paul Bartel was an acolyte of the all-mighty Roger Corman, since he manages to deliver a fun movie without a large budget being required. The gags are simple - often not more than the sound of a frying pan hitting a human head – but it works and the atmosphere is so tongue-in-cheek that you can't but love what you see. I do wish that the film had been a little longer, especially since the ending comes so abrupt! "Eating Raoul" also contains many interesting trivia aspects, like for example the name of the co-writer, Richard Blackburn. Especially when you're familiar with Blackburn's other (and only) film "Lemora: a Child's tale of the Supernatural", this screenplay is a giant change in style. The supportive cast is marvelous as well, with the dazzling Susan Staiger as "Doris the Dominatrix" and Ed Begley Jr. as a pot-smoking hippie! Good fun!

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