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Uncle Meat (1987)

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This is a documentary about an unfinished movie. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention try to film the sci-fi epic "Uncle Meat."

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Phyllis Smith Altenhaus ...
Herself / Sheba Flieschman (as Phyllis Altenhaus)
Dick Barber ...
Himself
Massimo Bassoli ...
Adult Minnesota Tishman
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Himself
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Himself
Ray Collins ...
Himself / Bill Yurds
Aynsley Dunbar ...
Himself / Biff Junior
Roy Estrada ...
Himself
Francesca Fisher ...
The Countess
Bunk Gardner ...
Himself
Buzz Gardner ...
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Lowell George ...
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Dick Kunc ...
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Manfred Lerch ...
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C. Mercedes Lewis ...
Girl Who Was A Sofa
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Uncle Meat, who sometimes goes under the guises of Don Preston and Biff Debris, is an eccentric character who believs in musical progress and enjoys drinking fuming beakers and transforming into a monster. After seeing footage of him (as Don) transforming in this way while fighting for musical progress, film editor Phyllis Altenhaus meets him in person and falls in love. Later the two meet again at a pool hall under the guises of Biff Debris and Sheba Flieshman and they share a kinky shower scene together where they indulge each other's fetishes of clothes and hamburgers and declare their mutual love. Meanwhile, Uncle Meat and his band are secretly working on a hit single (made up of household items carefully arranged on a cloth) which they hope will change the world for the better by improving everyone's karma. However, no matter what he does, he can't seem to compose a hit and eventually, after he and Sheba have been married for over twelve years, his obsession with composing a ... Written by John Searcy <searcy@onramp.net>

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Mr. Green Genes
Written by Frank Zappa
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A Masterpiece for any Mothers fan.
16 March 2008 | by (United States Of America) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of the original Mothers of Invention this film is a must see. Frank Zappa takes us back to the early days of the Mothers using personal archive footage of himself and the band on the road. This film is a prequel to Zappa's Masterpiece 200 Motels. Highlights of this movie are a Home movie montage of Electric Aunt Jemima and a live performance of Frank and the Mothers at the Royal Albert Hall in London England plus the fun side of being on the road and of course Don Preston as the Monster. I wish the Zappa Family Trust would release this Movie on a DVD because this Film is a must for any Mothers of Invention Fan....Mary Peterpuffer March 16 2008.


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