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Big Meat Eater (1982)

Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides... See full summary »

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Clarence 'Big' Miller ...
Abdulla (as Big Miller)
George Dawson ...
Bob Sanderson
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Jan Wczinski
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Josef Wczinski (as Stephen Dimopoulous)
Georgina Hegedos ...
Rosa Wczinski
Ida Carnevali ...
Babushka
Sharon Wahl ...
Nina Wczinski
Howard Taylor ...
Mayor Carmine Rigatoni
Heather Smith-Harper ...
Secretary
Gillian Neumann ...
Mrs. Campbell
Jon Bryden ...
Ace
Peter Anderson ...
Alderman Sonny the Weasel
Kim Stebner ...
Reliable Brush Man
Shannon Keane ...
Little Kid
Jay Samwald ...
Meat Carrier
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Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides to hire Abdullah (The Big Meat Eater) - a massive human blockhouse of a man - as an apprentice in his butcher shop. Unbeknownst to Bob, Abdullah has just murdered the Mayor of Burquitlam in a fit of pique - and the corpse is hidden in Bob's freezer. An alien spacecraft arrives in search of a rare fuel - Bolonium - which is deposited in large quantities underneath Bob's butcher shop. Meanwhile, Jan, a boy genius, has stolen the Mayor's cadillac, installed a cyclotron and is set to launch it into outerspace... Abdullah sings the blues while he charcoal grills gangsters and turns dalmation dogs into spotted spam... Alien robots desperate for bolonium possess the defrosted Mayor as their zombie agent... Bob and Jan are in turn the victims of repulsive temporary mutations. Written by Laurence Keane

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CAD 220,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jen looks at the cover of the January 1963 issue of 'Popular Science' Magazine. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the B.C.D. Entertainment Corporation Presents credit, the only opening credits read "A small time ago in a small town far far away.... BIG MEAT EATER" See more »

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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Big Meat Eater
(Music by J. Douglas Dodd (as Dodd), Lyrics by Barbara Williams and David Petersen (I)' (as Petersen))
Vocals: Clarence 'Big' Miller (as Big Miller)
Copyright © 1982 Organized Rhyme Publishing
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amazing music
25 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The music really makes the movie. I love Mystery Science Theatre 3000 but usually "bad" movies have really bad music. This movie is not only wacky and playful but has really enjoyable musical numbers. My friends and I used to sing along to a tape of its songs on the way to school. Good bad movie. really.

Another great part is that the plot keeps movie. Often "bad" movies drag on forever with just one or two running gags but this movie has a thought-out plot progression and clever dialogue. Some of its random and intentionally dumb but that's the point. It keeps you interested in a lighthearted manner.


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