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Fatty, fatty 4X4, can't get in the kitchen door!
A mental hospital, faced with a severe decrease in funding, is forced to release mass-murderer Ethel Janowski into a halfway house... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Priscilla Alden ... Ethel Janowski
Michael Flood
Jane Lambert ... Mrs. Janowski (archive footage)
Robert Copple ... (archive footage)

George 'Buck' Flower ... Detective (archive footage) (as C.L. Lefleur)
Ginna Martine
Cliff McDonald
Charles Egan
Sonny La Rocca
Sandra Shotwell
Lisa Farros ... Rosalie (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Elliot ... Dinner Server (uncredited)
Albert Eskinazi ... Edgar Stanley (uncredited)
Royal Farros ... Doctor (uncredited)
Frances Millard ... Hope Bartholomew (uncredited)
Nick Millard ... Doctor Stevens (uncredited)
Fred Sarra ... Lieutenant Frank Harris (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Millard  (as Nick Philips)
Writing credits
Nick Millard (screenplay) (as Nick Philips)

Produced by
Frances Millard .... producer: I.R.M.I. Films
Cinematography by
Karil Ostman 
Film Editing by
John Lincoln 
Nick Millard (uncredited)
Casting by
Harold Morris 
Art Direction by
Charles R. Fenwick 
Makeup Department
Gigo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ray Sikes .... unit manager
Sound Department
Ronald Gertz .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Bange .... still photographer
Francois Truchon .... camera operator
Other crew
Dave Cox .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"Crazy Fat Ethel 2" - USA (video box title)
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70 min
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The first half of this movie is built up almost entirely out of flashback footage from part one.See more »
Ethel Janowski:You give me those pretzels granny!
Hope Bartholomew:I will not.
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Two, two, two movies in one!!, 16 June 2004
Author: ( from Hollywood, California

Ah yes. Crazy fat Ethel is back...and she's still hungry. But did the world really need this sequel? Don't get me wrong, there's a soft spot in my heart for the original slice of movie cheese. How could you go wrong with a premise so...well...delicious. A fat woman dispenses with anyone who gets in the way of her and a refrigerator. And the movie will forever be on our guilty pleasure list of 70's drive-in sleaze that we must go back and view every couple of years.

But along comes this sequel, shot entirely on camcorder with no music, no real edits, and no real point. Crazy fat Ethel (now minus a few pounds) is released from the mental ward into a halfway house where she begins killing anyone who gets in the way of her eating. Old habits die hard, I guess.

However, all of that only takes up about ten minutes of screen time. The rest of the running time is padded with flashback footage from the original film. So we'll get new scenes of Ethel taking a nap, the camcorder zooms in to her face, and we cut to old scenes from part one. Repeated ad nauseum. So much footage from part one is used that, if you've never seen the original, you'll see it all here. And it looks like a masterpiece compared to the new footage.

We get ridiculously long scenes of a character eating an entire candy bar, Ethel eating an entire bowl of pudding, Ethel dancing around out back with a bloody knife, etc. And since it's filmed on camcorder, there's crummy picture and sound to back it all up. Seeing this with the original footage only made me appreciate the original that much more.

So, skip this and stick with the original.

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