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Big Meat Eater (1982)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi | April 1984 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clarence 'Big' Miller ...
Abdulla (as Big Miller)
George Dawson ...
Bob Sanderson
Jan Wczinski
Josef Wczinski (as Stephen Dimopoulous)
Georgina Hegedos ...
Rosa Wczinski
Ida Carnevali ...
Sharon Wahl ...
Nina Wczinski
Howard Taylor ...
Mayor Carmine Rigatoni
Heather Smith-Harper ...
Gillian Neumann ...
Mrs. Campbell
Jon Bryden ...
Peter Anderson ...
Alderman Sonny the Weasel
Kim Stebner ...
Reliable Brush Man
Shannon Keane ...
Little Kid
Jay Samwald ...
Meat Carrier


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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Pleased to meet you, meat to please you! See more »


Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi


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CAD 220,000 (estimated)
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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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Bagdad Boogie
(Music by J. Douglas Dodd (as Dodd), Lyrics by Phil Savath (as Savath), Laurence Keane (as Keane), Chris Windsor (as Windsor). Vocals: Clarence 'Big' Miller (as Big Miller)
Copyright © 1982 Organized Rhyme Publishing
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Somewhere between "Pink Flamingos" and "Little Shop of Horrors"
14 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is SO odd that it's hard to compare it to anything else, but it's in the same general quadrant as efforts by Roger Corman and John Waters. Production values are mostly awful, as is the acting, but the musical numbers are actually quite good and the movie has a certain goofy charm. I laughed out loud several times. If you don't have unduly high expectations, it's enjoyable enough. The consensus rating of 4-5 points (on a scale of 10) is about right.

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