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Cannibal! The Musical -- From the Creators of South Park comes this hilarious musical retelling of the legend of Colorado Cannibal Alferd Packer!
Cannibal! The Musical -- 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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30 August 1996 (USA) See more »
All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating! See more »
The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dian Bachar ... 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)

Trey Parker ... Alferd Packer (as Juan Schwartz)
Randy Parker ... Judge Jerry
Masao Maki ... Indian Chief (as Maseo Maki)
Dirk Martin ... Piano Player

Jason McHugh ... Frank Miller
Joe McHugh ... General Store Clerk
Robert Muratore ... Frenchy Cabazon
Carter Smith ... Guard #1

Matt Stone ... James Humphrey / Woman Sitting (segment "Hang the Bastard") (as Mathew Stone)
Aubrey Strafferd ... Voice of Doom
Edith Swanson ... Tomato Thrower
Cole Taylor ... Thug in Bar #1

Toddy Walters ... Polly Pry
Mark Welby ... Thug in Bar #2
Don Yannacito ... Humphrey's Father (as Don Yannnacito)
Junichi ... Junichi
Tomomi ... Tomomi
Kevin Allen ... Confused Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liane Adamo ... 'Hang the Bastard' Dancer (uncredited)

Jerry Aronson ... Miner (uncredited)

Chris Graves ... Cow Bell Guy (uncredited)
Kimberly Kidder ... Saloon Floozy (uncredited)
Brody McHugh ... Woman Leaving Store (uncredited)

Tom Parkin ... Miner (uncredited)
Philip S. Solomon ... Miner (uncredited)

Directed by
Trey Parker 
Writing credits
Trey Parker (screenplay)

Matt Stone  uncredited

Produced by
Ian Hardin .... producer
Edward Henwood .... associate producer
Alexandra Kelly .... executive producer
Alexandra Kelly .... producer
Andrew Kemler .... executive producer
Jason McHugh .... executive producer
Jason McHugh .... producer
Trey Parker .... producer
Matt Stone .... producer (as Matthew Stone)
Original Music by
Trey Parker 
Rich Sanders 
Cinematography by
Chris Graves (director of photography)
Robert Muratore (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ian Hardin 
Production Design by
David Hedge 
Art Direction by
Nathan Gaile  (as Nathan Galie)
Costume Design by
Elki Neiberger 
Makeup Department
Kate Carney .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ian Hardin .... production manager
Alexandra Kelly .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandra Kelly .... assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Kemler .... assistant props
Randy Pijoan .... artist: credits paintings
Randy Pijoan .... poster design
Matt Stone .... assistant props (as Mathew Stone)
Sound Department
Ellen Bay .... adr recordist
Ellen Bay .... dialogue editor
Ellen Bay .... foley artist
Ellen Bay .... post-production sound
Ellen Bay .... re-recording mixer
Ellen Bay .... sound effects
Barry Cinetti .... sound assistant
Kimberly Kidder .... boom operator
Jonathan Null .... adr recordist (as Jon Null)
Jonathan Null .... foley artist (as Jon Null)
Jonathan Null .... post-production sound (as Jon Null)
Jonathan Null .... production sound mixer (as Jon Hull)
Jonathan Null .... re-recording mixer (as Jon Null)
Jonathan Null .... sound effects (as Jon Null)
Trey Parker .... dialogue editor
Trey Parker .... foley artist
Trey Parker .... post-production sound
Trey Parker .... sound designer
Trey Parker .... sound effects
Jeff Sanders .... audio post-production assistant
Rich Sanders .... audio post-production supervisor
Rich Sanders .... foley artist
Rich Sanders .... post-production sound
Rich Sanders .... sound designer
Rich Sanders .... sound effects
Sarah Sanders .... audio post-production assistant
Special Effects by
Tim Drnec .... special effects
Scott Thompson .... special effects assistant
Rex Whitney .... special effects assistant (as Rex Whitnet)
Amanda Aschinger .... stunt double: Mr. Schwartz
Kate Carney .... stunt double: Dian Bachar
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Brown .... grip
Mark Feijo .... second assistant camera
Sam Hill .... grip
Andrew Kemler .... camera crew: second unit
Andrew Kemler .... first assistant camera
Dana Kroeger .... camera operator: second unit
Dana Kroeger .... first assistant camera
Martin Leeper .... gaffer
David McLaughlin .... gaffer (as Dave McLaughlin)
Chris Reudy .... still photographer
Carter Smith .... camera crew: second unit
Carter Smith .... first assistant camera
Nigel Stewart .... camera crew: second unit
Nigel Stewart .... first assistant camera
Tobin Taylor .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Damla Dogan .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Steve Cox .... on-line assembly editor
Phil Lauter .... supervising editor: avid
Chris Offutt .... assistant editor
Chris Offutt .... avid editor
Wendel Williams .... video colorist
Adam S. Gottbetter .... film scanning and recording producer (uncredited)
Music Department
Ellen Bay .... music scoring recordist
Ellen Bay .... scoring mixer
Jonathan Null .... scoring mixer (as Jon Null)
Trey Parker .... songs by
Rich Sanders .... music producer
Other crew
Liane Adamo .... choreographer: finale
Kevin Allen .... production assistant
Jerry Aronson .... production advisor
Dan Brother .... production assistant
Michael Flanagan .... caterer
Jacques Hinkley .... production assistant
Eileen Lieberman .... production assistant
Dirk Martin .... publicity advisor
Troy McGatlin .... script supervisor
Jason McHugh .... publicist
Simon Rae .... production assistant
Chad Roark .... title designer
Philip S. Rosemund .... ballet choreographer
Steve Salada .... continuity
Eric Stough .... production assistant
Michael Aisner .... special thanks
Jerry Aronson .... special thanks
Ellen Bay .... special thanks
Bryan Booth .... special thanks
Amy Brooks .... special thanks
Lewis Cardinal .... special thanks
Kristin Coel .... special thanks
James Corbridge .... special thanks
Randy Eubaks .... special thanks: The Peaceful Valley Ranch
Steve Evans .... special thanks
David R. Goodman .... special thanks (as Dave Goodman)
Virgil Grillo .... special thanks
Laura Guetara .... special thanks: director, CU-Denver, School of the Arts
Amy Hansen .... special thanks: The Boulder Film Commission
Amy Hardin .... special thanks
David Hardin .... special thanks
Patricia Hardin .... special thanks
Phillip Lloyd Hegel .... special thanks (as Phil Hegel)
Jan Henwood .... special thanks
Mike Henwood .... special thanks
Buckskin Joe .... special thanks
Donna Kelly .... special thanks
Richard Kelly .... special thanks
Phil Lauter .... special thanks: The AVID Suite at Helical
Jim Lija .... special thanks: The Tape Place
Barclay Lottimer .... special thanks
Dave Lukas .... special thanks
Debbie Luntsford .... special thanks
Marty Mapes .... special thanks
Dirk Martin .... special thanks
Casey Masterson .... special thanks
Eric May .... special thanks
Brody McHugh .... special thanks
Joe McHugh .... special thanks
Randy Parker .... special thanks
Sharon Parker .... special thanks
Jessica Pijoan .... special thanks
Randy Pijoan .... special thanks
Verl Plum .... special thanks
Rollie Rogers .... special thanks
Carter Smith .... special thanks
Philip S. Solomon .... special thanks (as Phil Solomon)
Stacy Steers .... special thanks
Gerald Stone .... special thanks
Rachel Stone .... special thanks
Shelia Stone .... special thanks
Greg Tabuteau .... special thanks
Cole Taylor .... special thanks
David Walder .... special thanks
Mark Webly .... special thanks
Don Yannacito .... special thanks
Danielle Zieg .... special thanks: C.U. Public Relations Office
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alferd Packer: The Musical" - USA (original title)
"Cannibal, The Musical" - USA (alternative title)
"Cannibal: The Musical" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated R for comic gore/violence and some language
95 min | UK:97 min (video)
Australia:MA | Canada:18A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Canada:14A (re-rating) | Finland:K-18 (2002) (self applied) | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

"Shpadoinkle" was not originally intended to be in the finished film. While writing the music, Trey Parker just wrote it as a filler word until he could think of something better for the song, but his friends all agreed that the word needed to stay.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sweatshop (2009)See more »
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Why does Humphrey say "you stupid yank" at the end of the scene where the cyclops is singing Dixie?
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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely brilliant, though many will not think so., 24 August 2006
Author: jaysilentbob37 from United States

Yes, I have to say it, I am a South Park fan. I watch the show religiously, and that is the reason why I watched this brilliantly entertaining film. That's probably the only reason anyone ever watches it. This film is one that you either love or hate, and I can't imagine anything in between. It's wildly uneven, poorly paced, poorly acted, and has rather bad sound quality at times. And I love it for all those reasons. It's simply a student project that Trey Parker and his buddies put together over one spring break, and with such a small budget, and limited film-making skills, they created something brilliant, and inspirational.

Alfred Packer (Trey Parker) is a lonely miner who seems to be in love with his horse, Leanne, and has recently been put on trial for murdering his mining crew and eating them. He tells the real story to a reporter named Polly, and it goes like this. One shpadoinkle morning, he is chosen as a replacement guide for a gold mining expedition to Colorado, though he doesn't exactly know the way. With his five crew members, he sets off on the journey. Of course, when his horse runs away, he ends up leading his crew on an agonizing search in the wrong direction, which leads them into the cold, snowy mountains, becoming hopelessly lost. As they fight to survive, they soon realize that they may need to resort to eating each other...

This movie is a hysterical comedy with many big laughs, but I personally think it works better as a musical. A real challenge with this movie is to see it, and then try and get the songs out of your head. The music is so catchy, and if the film was really popular, I wouldn't have to constantly explain to the people around me what I'm whistling/humming. Sometimes, I leave my iPod playlist of the movie's songs running all night as I sleep, as they provide me comfort. Most people won't love the music that much, but you can't say the music isn't wonderfully catchy. "Shpadoinkle Day," That's All I'm Asking For," and Let's Build A Snowman" are my favorites, though I love them all. The first former and the latter would be considered classics if the film had a wide release.

Now, the main problem with the film that most people have is the pacing, which is extremely slow. The thing is, is that Trey Parker had little knowledge of making a film, and with a tiny budget, the film is of poor quality. The acting, sound, and agreeably the pacing, are all bad. But the film's bad quality is one of it's charms. Much of the humor is unintentional, due to some of the funniest, and most obvious errors ever put on film. They are easy to spot if you pay attention, and don't let the pacing get you down. By the way, if you don't like it the first time, try it again with the hilarious, and helpful directors commentary on the DVD in which Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and the rest of the main cast get drunk and watch the film. They point out many things that you probably couldn't care less about the first time, and their insight makes it really funny (not to mention, it helps the pace quite a bit

Cannibal! The Musical is one of my favorite comedies, and everyone should give it a try. It gets an 8/10 in my book.

It is rated R for Comic Gore/Violence and some Language. Sex: 3/10 Violence: 9/10 Swearing: 6/10 Drugs: 1/10

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