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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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In a little over an hour, 'VIDEO FROM HELL' provides a preview of current and projected Honker releases, including 'BABY SNAKES', 'THE TRUE STORY OF 200 MOTELS' and 'UNCLE MEAT' (all 1987 ... See full summary »

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Using takes and rehearsals discarded from the original edit plus interviews made during the shooting... See full synopsis »

Director: Frank Zappa
Stars: Phyllis Smith Altenhaus, Dick Barber, BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Credited cast:
Phyllis Smith Altenhaus ...
Herself / Sheba Flieschman (as Phyllis Altenhaus)
Dick Barber ...
Himself
Massimo Bassoli ...
Adult Minnesota Tishman
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Himself
...
Himself
Ray Collins ...
Himself / Bill Yurds
Aynsley Dunbar ...
Himself / Biff Junior
Roy Estrada ...
Himself
Francesca Fisher ...
The Countess
Bunk Gardner ...
Himself
Buzz Gardner ...
Himself
Lowell George ...
Himself
Dick Kunc ...
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Manfred Lerch ...
Himself
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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Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague
Written by Frank Zappa
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Weird.
3 December 1999 | by (Chapel Hill, NC) – See all my reviews

There is nothing else that can be said about this movie. Weird. The scary part is that Zappa wasn't on drugs when he made this movie...he wasn't on drugs ever. But still...my God. Highlights include the ingenue lead beating drummer Aynsley Dunbar with a toilet brush (at his request) in the grocery store, and Don Preston turning into a monster (which essentially translates into "making a strange face.") And really, was full frontal nudity of this man really necessary? One scene in the movie has Zappa gathering cast and crew together to deliver some bad news: "the movie's got a plot." You'd never be able to tell this from watching it. Other than a conglomeration of truly weird sexual activities, that is. If you go buy the album, you will find that nearly all of the film's dialogue is on the disc: it won't make any more sense, whether you hear the disc or watch the film. Promise.


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