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Meet the Feebles (1989)

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Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Donna Akersten ...
Samantha the Cat / The Sheep (voice)
Stuart Devenie ...
Sebastian / Dr. Quack / Daisy the Cow / Sandy the Chicken (voice)
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Heidi / Robert / Barry the Bulldog (voice)
Ross Jolly ...
(voice)
Brian Sergent ...
Wynyard the Frog / Trevor the Rat / The Fly (voice)
Peter Vere-Jones ...
Bletch / Arfur the Worm (voice) (as Peter Vere Jones)
Mark Wright ...
Sid the Elephant / The Cockroach / Louie the Fish (voice)
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Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must contend with their own problems. These include drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, Drug dealing, and even murder. While this is happening the love between two of the stars is threatened by the devious Trevor the Rat, who wishes to exploit the young starlet for use in his porno movie business. Written by The Losman (corrections by GTS)

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1 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The production team could not get hold of blank rounds for the M60 machine gun used in the film, and therefore the gun was firing live ammunition. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
anouncer: Ladies and gentlemen. Your attention please. Welcome to the newest, the greatest, the most spectacular in entertainment history. Put your hands together for the fabulous Feebles variety hour.
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Crazy Credits

animal treatment disclaimer: "The producers wish to advise that no puppets were killed or maimed during the production of this film." See more »

Connections

Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Potato
Music by Peter Dasent and Fane Flaws
Lyrics by Arthur Baysting and Fane Flaws
Performed by Mark Hadlow
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Even better than the real thing.
28 April 2003 | by (Warsaw, Poland) – See all my reviews

Peter Jackson never seases to amaze me. You give him any tools, and he'll make a great movie with them. Independent of the fact, whether this is a cheap camera and 'actors' who have no idea about acting [example: Bad Taste] or high budget and top technology [example: Lord of the Rings]. Meet the Feebles is another example: he made a masterpiece breaking all the barriers that one would think exist in a musical with puppets.

Meet the Feebles seems to be the next step of Peter's development as a writer and director, with Bad Taste and Braindead being previous steps. The issues that are dealt with in Meet the Feebles, the kind and amount of gore in it, even though there are no actors and nothing looks real, make it an even more shocking production than the previous ones. And yet again you will notice Peter's amazing ability to build up action with a perfect culmination at the end of the movie.

If you are a fan of Peter Jackson and haven't seen this one - do it immediately. You won't regret it.


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