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Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to ... See full summary »

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Bunny (as Karen Mistal)
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Jean-Pierre
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Sam
James Trenton ...
Unsavory
Steve Reid ...
Bushito
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The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to move to a reservation condo in Malibu. She hires a guide at the edge of the jungle, a male chauvinist pig, and they have many arguments about men and women as they work their way in, and eventually confront the Piranha Women. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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These women are serious about their taste in men!


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15 March 1989 (USA)  »

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The scene in which they are standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking a city below and Margo Hunt says, "San Bernardino, a rough speck of civilization on the edge of the Avocado belt" is an an obvious spoof of the scene in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), where Ben Kenobi and Luke Skywalker are standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking a spaceport below and Ben says, "Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." See more »

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When Jim "turns off" the harmonica playing, he's actually adjusting the graphic equalizer on the boom box. See more »

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[first lines]
[Fred and Sam are hacking their way through the Avocado Jungle with machetes, then pause to take stock of their situation]
Fred: We're lost.
Sam: No, we're not - look! Over there!
[the camera zooms in on an avocado hanging from a twig. The two guys approach it, and Sam pulls the avocado into his hand. Fred takes it and stashes away]
Fred: Sam.
Sam: Yeah?
Fred: I think we should head back. We're getting in too deep.
Sam: Oh, don't - Wait a second. What's that I hear? It sounds like... women! Laughing!
Fred: Let's get outta...
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Written by Carl Dante (BMI) & Herbie Hind (BMI)
Courtesy of Intramusic Publishing
Published by Intramusic Publishing (BMI), Phantom Publishing (BMI)
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Sharp script and honest satire
12 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I'm somewhat surprised at the low rating of this film.

Cannibal Women is a low-budget satire, and I thought a very funny and intelligent one. The script is absolutely fantastic. And the only reason I can imagine for the low reviews is that people either expected a (1) sexploitation flick with gratuitous nudity or (2) a polished adventure thriller in the Indiana Jones tradition. This is neither. It is a low-budget mix of "Heart of Darkness" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as transplanted to (of all things) feminist studies in southern California.

But it has genuine and unexpected laughs.


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