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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' (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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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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$125,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Moira Kelly was slated to play the part of Polly Pry, but it was decided not to use her as it might damage serious Hollywood aspirations. Various versions of the movie credit 'M.K.' See more »

Goofs

Matt Stone's real voice is briefly heard when Humphrey says the lines, "How far to Colorado territory?" and "Watch out for that bear trap." 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 South Park: Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

When I Was On Top Of You
Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker
Produced and arranged by Rich Sanders
Performed by Trey Parker
Also performed by Toddy Walters
© 1993 by The Avenging Conscience, Inc.
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from Fringe Video Fanzine Issue #001
13 May 2001 | by (Peterborough, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Rejected by every distribution company on the planet, this is a pre South-Park horror / musical, written and directed by Trey Parker. Who else would release a film so stupid, but Lloyd Kaufman, and Michael Herz, and the offbeat Troma Team Studios. This release is adapted from a University of Colorado stage production, and is ultimately very silly and cheap film camp in the Monty Python comedy vein. The subject is Alferd Paker (Juan Schwartz) who while searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to ...unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs. Alferd Paker was convicted of cannibalism, and shortly after his arrest he tells his tale. In jail, with musical and gory splatter flashbacks, he re-tells the story to a news reporter of how he came to eat his friends. The local townspeople in a big production number sing 'Hang The B****rd' outside his cell window. While the film is low in entertainment, the songs are very addictive, and will have you singing right along. Troma Team DVD's are very enjoyable endeavors in exploitation barker showmanship, and feature interactive items such as: Troma Intelligence tests, and tours of troma studios.


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