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

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Musical  |  30 August 1996 (USA)
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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' (credit only)
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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In the tradition of Friday the 13th Part 2... and Oklahoma comes the first intelligent movie about cannibalism! See more »


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

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$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

When George walks past the Indian woman, his car keys are heard jingling in his pocket as he goes out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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That's All I'm Asking For
Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker
Produced by Rich Sanders
Performed by Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Ian Hardin, Jason McHugh, John Hegel and Matt Stone
Arranged by Sean Hedgecock & Trey Parker
© 1993 by The Avenging Conscience, Inc.
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Refreshing as a cup of grape juice
5 February 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This film shows that if you have energy, love and the want to do something, it can become something great. Even with only a little money. This feels as much like a Troma movie as it is a Trey Parker movie. Anyway, I would assume Parker has watched Troma movies, who wouldn't? What would be better to, say, a child growing up? And of course to us "adults" also. OK, the film is really hilarious. Acting, cutting, photography, script, MUSIC!, everything. It's perfect. There isn't many boring moments in this film. Parker's Packer is a quite funny character, just as every other character here also. I'm not very enthusiastic of Parker's other work, not that I would hate them either, they just don't mean nothing to me. But here he does good job, and has his film distributed by one of the world's greatest production companies.


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