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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Clarence 'Big' Miller ... Abdulla (as Big Miller)
George Dawson ... Bob Sanderson

Andrew Gillies ... Jan Wczinski
Stephen Dimopoulos ... 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
Neil MacDonald ... Meat Carrier

Scott Swanson ... Announcer
Helena La Counte ... Belly Dancer (as Helen LeCounte)
Bente Friemel ... Belly Dancer
Elaine Thompson ... Belly Dancer
Maurice Dé Pas ... Musician on Stage
Jamie Bowers ... Musician on Stage
Shelly Kantrow ... Musician on Stage
Quincy ... Spotty the Dog

Directed by
Chris Windsor 
Writing credits
Phil Savath (screenplay) &
Laurence Keane (screenplay) &
Chris Windsor (screenplay)

Gisele Villeneuve (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Laurence Keane .... producer
Original Music by
J. Douglas Dodd (original score by)
Cinematography by
Doug McKay (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Laurence Keane 
Lilla Pedersen 
Chris Windsor 
Makeup Department
Todd McIntosh .... makeup artist
Maurice Parkhurst .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Andrew McLean .... assistant production manager (as Andrew M cLean)
Dean Stoker .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dean Stoker .... assistant director
Art Department
Don Cameron .... graphics
George Campbell .... graphics
Barbara Etches .... graphics
Ken Fidler .... graphics
Rae Ford .... props
Sound Department
Peter Bentley .... sound mixer
Barry Jones .... re-recording
Haida Paul .... sound editor
Reinhard Schreiner .... boom (as Richard Schreiner)
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording (as Paul Sharpe)
Cal Shumiatcher .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Iain Best .... special effects
Jim Bridge .... special effects
Michael Dorsey .... special effects
Peter Bowmar .... special effects intern (uncredited)
Michael Dorsey .... stunts
Dean Stoker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Plumb .... key grip
Wayne Sterloff .... camera assistant
Wayne Sterloff .... second unit camera
Geordie Tocher .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rae Ford .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Jacqueline Cristianini .... trailer editor
Daniele DeFoy .... negative cutter
Michael Robison .... assistant editor
Music Department
Herb Besson .... musician
David Blinzinger .... musician
Don Clark .... musician
Barry Creamer .... synthesizers
Holly Denney .... singer: back-up vocalist
J. Douglas Dodd .... musician
J. Douglas Dodd .... synthesizers
Barry Erickson .... singer: back-up vocalist
Bonnie Ferguson .... singer: back-up vocalist
Nels Guluin .... musician
Shelly Kantrow .... musician (as Shelley Kantrow)
Caroline Lee .... singer: back-up vocalist
Cyndi Mellon .... singer: back-up vocalist
Richard Newman .... singer: back-up vocalist
Ray Roussel .... horn arrangements
Dan Smith .... musician
Jack Stafford .... musician
Allen Wold .... musician
Other crew
Michelle Anfield .... production assistant
Steve Babuin .... production assistant
Peter Bowmar .... production assistant (as Peter Bomar)
Janet Brown .... continuity
Jami Drake .... unit publicist
Candice Field .... production assistant
Marietta Kozak .... production assistant
Helena La Counte .... choreography (as Helen LeCounte)
Amanda Martin .... production assistant
Marvin Smith .... production assistant
Lloyd Springer .... production assistant
Gabor Zinner .... legal counsel
John Cook .... thanks
Rosemarie Daviduk .... thanks
Arleen Huberman .... thanks (as Arleen)
Morris Huberman .... thanks
Ken Kay .... thanks
Frank Keane .... thanks (as Frank)
June Keane .... thanks
Jan Kristiansen .... thanks
Ray LeBlanc .... thanks
Cathy Levy .... thanks
Elvira Lount .... thanks
Morgan Podwin .... thanks
Lendre Rodgers .... thanks
Norm Rolin .... thanks
Michelle Rush .... thanks
Lorenz von Fersen .... thanks
Pearl Ward .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

82 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (re-rating) (2005) | UK:18

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Like everyone else here has said....someone ELSE has seen this?!, 10 December 2002
Author: byght from Washington, DC

This movie is truly one of the strangest and most remarkable things ever produced by pop culture. Lurking beneath its absurd, low-budget exterior and impossibly convoluted story is a bizarre, ironic kind of intelligence. One gets the sense that the gawdawfulness one is witnessing is actually carefully orchestrated in some sense, but it's vague and hard to grasp...

My friend stole the only copy of this film that I have ever known to exist from a local Hollywood Video where he worked. We treasure it like it were a newborn child, this arcane product of the darkest side of North American film that seems to mock you as you watch, entranced and baffled...

The music is especially awesome. You're ready to dismiss "En Mundo Chemico" and the mayor's weird "After Death" song as ripoffs of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom of the Opera" theme...until you realize that this movie predates both by several years!!! My friends and I formulated a theory based on this fact that "Big Meat Eater" was in fact a critical turning point in our culture. Especially since that "Heat Seekin' Missile" song changed the way we all though about our...members.

The aforementioned subtle orchestration comes to the fore in the movie's final ten minutes (or so, I don't know), which constitute a cinematic orgasm of inexplicable occurrences. My favorite story related to this movie is how two friends of mine (let's call them "Dave" and "John," because those are their names) saw it together for the first time, but John had to leave ten minutes before the end. Later, when John asked the Dave to fill him in on those final ten minutes, it took Dave over HALF AN HOUR to recount all of it.

I may very well possess the only copy of this masterpiece in the galaxy. If you see it anywhere, GRAB IT and RUN!!! Don't even PAY for it for fear that the cashier will see what you've found and try to take it for him or herself!!! In fact, KILL anyone who sees you with it!!! Kill them before they kill you!!!

And for God's sake, don't forget your daily gum massage!

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