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Eating Raoul (1982)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 24 March 1982 (USA)
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A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Bland
... Mary Bland
... Raoul Mendoza
... Doris the Dominatrix / Nurse Sally Cummings
Lynn Hobart ... Lady Customer
... Mr. Cray - Liquor Store Owner
Mark Woods ... Hold-up Man
... Mr. Baker - the Horny Patient
Darcy Pulliam ... Nurse Sheila
Ben Haller ... Dewey
Roberta Spero ... Swinger
Vernon Demetrius ... Swinger
Arlene Harris ... Swinger
Buster Wilson ... Swinger
Marta Fergusson ... Swinger
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When a Paul enters his apartment to find Mary fighting off a swinger who has gotten into the wrong apartement (and thinks that Mary is just playing hard to get) he hits the man with a frying pan, killing him. Their dreams of running a small resturant seem to be in jeopardy until they decide to dispose of the body, keep the wallet, and to advertise for other sexually oriented visitors who are summarily killed, bagged, robbed and disposed of. This goes along quite well until one night a burglar named Raoul breaks in and cuts himself in for a piece of the action. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Meet the Blands! They're square . . . They're in love . . . And they kill people. [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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24 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Comiendose a Raúl  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Co-star Los Lobos also performed for the soundtrack a Spanish-language cover version of the Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels song "Devil with a Blue Dress On". See more »

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When Paul Bland leaves to go to the grocery store he leaves the frying pan on the orange chair by the door, in the next shot when "the hippie" arrives late, the frying pan is gone. See more »

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Paul: Mary, I just killed a man.
Mary: He was a man. Now he's just a bag of garbage.
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Dominique's Blues
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Written by Miki Antony and Tom Parker
Bruton Music Ltd
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Still one of the most entertaining black comedies ever made.
4 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

The late Paul Bartel made several interesting and overlooked cult movies in his sadly too short career, including his exploitation classic collaboration with the legendary Roger Corman 'Death Race 2000', but of all his movies he will be remembered for this one, 'Eating Raoul', a minor masterpiece. Shot on a shoe string budget as a real labor of love it is still one of the most entertaining black comedies ever made. Bartel himself co-stars with the tasty Mary Woronov (Warhol's 'Chelsea Girls'), who he had previously acted with in the wonderful romp 'Rock'n'Roll High School' among other things. They show lots of on screen chemistry and make a delightful team, something they obviously realized themselves as they went on to work together several times after this. However they were never better together than in this movie as the uptight but sweet Blands. The Blands have ambitions to open up their own restaurant but have limited means at their disposal. By accident they stumble across a way to get the cash they need using swingers whom they detest. All goes to plan until they encounter the shady locksmith Raoul (Robert Beltran, best known now to Trekkers worldwide). Things then start to get a little more complicated. The three actors seem to love working together and this gives the movie an added zest. The script in witty and unpredictable, and there are some funny bits from the supporting cast, especially Pee-wee Herman sidekick John Paragon as a pushy sex store clerk, and Ed Begley, Jr ('Meet The Applegates') as a horny hippie. This is a wonderful movie, a real comedy gem, that I highly recommend. Paul Bartel R.I.P.


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