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Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
"Alferd Packer: The Musical" (original title)

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The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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George Noon
Stephen Blackpool ...
Black Cat
Stan Brakhage ...
Noon's Father
Dan Brother ...
Guard #2
Duster ...
Liane
Brad Gordon ...
Mills
Ian Hardin ...
Shannon Bell
Dave Hardin ...
Drummer
Edward Henwood ...
O.D. Loutzenheiser / The Cyclops
Jon Hegel ...
Isreal Swan
Andrew Kemler ...
Preston Nutter
Steve Jackson ...
Sheriff of Lake City
Jessica James Kelly ...
Tiny Tim / Baby Packer
M.K. ...
The Dropout
Martin Leeper ...
Sheriff of Saguache (as Marty Leeper)
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Storyline

Alfred Packer was a mountain guide and sole survivor of a party of pioneers that got lost in the mountains in winter. Accused and convicted of murdering and eating his travelling companions, he was to be executed by hanging.The movie begins at his trial, where he pleads his innocence to an unsympathetic audience. Only reporter Polly Pry will listen to his story, which is then related to the viewers in the form of flashbacks. As Packer and his gold-prospecting clients make their way through the forests and mountains, they encounter bemused Japanese Indians, an unimpressed group of mountain men and the brutal Rocky Mountain winter, all of which inspire the travellers to break out into song and dance. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating! See more »


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Rated R for comic gore/violence and some language | See all certifications »

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30 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Cannibal! The Musical  »

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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The judge in the courtroom is played by Randy Parker, Trey Parker's father. See more »

Goofs

Right before Packer and the others meet the trappers for the first time, you can clearly see that Leanne is tied up. She is also clearly tied up during the "That's All I'm Asking For!" song. Right after she ran away, Noon asks Packer if she was tied up and Packer replies that he never ties her up. See more »

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Title Card: The film you are about to see was originally released in 1954. Upstaged by the overwhelming popularity of "Oklahoma!", it's short lived theater run was canceled, and "Alfred Packer: The Musical" soon fell into obscurity. The original negative, re-discovered just last year, has been painstakingly restored using state-of-the-art color enhancing and computer reconstruction technology. The film's violent scenes have been edited out for your viewing pleasure.
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Crazy Credits

(At the end of the closing credits) Due to the graphic nature of this film, it should not have been watched by small children. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Orgazmo (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

This Side Of Me
Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker
Produced and arranged by Rich Sanders
Performed by Toddy Walters
© 1993 by The Avenging Conscience, Inc.
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Better than all hopes imagined...
4 March 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is not just a film shot over spring break by a bunch of film students... Well, maybe that did happen , but it was a work of art like no other. It's the best musical I have and probably ever will see. The songs are extremely catchy and stick in your head for days of enjoyment. It is also great because deep down this is a real story about real happenings and a real person. Of course we are not made to believe that everything in history transpired the way it did on the film. However, I think they did it justice. I watched a T.V. documentary on Alfred Packer and Cannibal was much more entertaining. A must see. A must own. An easy 10 !


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