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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 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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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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$125,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The movie was originally titled "Alferd Packer: The Musical." Lloyd Kaufman, owner of Troma, convinced Trey Parker to change the title to "Cannibal: The Musical" because, though Packer is well-known in Colorado, very few outside of the state know who he is. See more »

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When the men are naked under their blankets and Humphrey remembers the fudge it is sitting just under the blanket on his stomach so the sudden realization of the fudge's existence is forced. The fudge would have to have been taken from his pack and placed there after undressing and laying down and if the characters are so starving it is unlikely he would have waited so long to break into it. 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 »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cut-Throats Nine (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Trapper Song
Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker
Produced by Rich Sanders
Performed by Trey Parker, Andrew Kemler and Edward Henwood
© 1993 by The Avenging Conscience, Inc.
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"My father was an elephant, but that's irrelevant..."
15 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Maybe I was just in the right mood to watch it, but I found it's casual randomness and altogether ridiculous feel to be more than funny. I do agree that the sets were cheesy, as well as the effects. But it was truly the Shpdoinkle movie of the year. More than once did I burst out with hysterical laughter. I would deem it better than basketball and Orgasmo, and equally the hilarity of Bigger, Longer and Uncut. Love this movie. "That's all I'm asking for!"

Needless to say, after watching it and writing this comment, I am going to go build a snowman...


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