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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.

Director:

Paul Bartel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bartel ... Paul Bland
Mary Woronov ... Mary Bland
Robert Beltran ... Raoul Mendoza
Susan Saiger ... Doris the Dominatrix / Nurse Sally Cummings
Lynn Hobart Lynn Hobart ... Lady Customer
Richard Paul ... Mr. Cray - Liquor Store Owner
Mark Woods Mark Woods ... Hold-up Man
John Shearin ... Mr. Baker - the Horny Patient
Darcy Pulliam Darcy Pulliam ... Nurse Sheila
Ben Haller Ben Haller ... Dewey
Roberta Spero Roberta Spero ... Swinger
Vernon Demetrius Vernon Demetrius ... Swinger
Arlene Harris Arlene Harris ... Swinger
Buster Wilson Buster Wilson ... Swinger
Marta Fergusson Marta Fergusson ... Swinger
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Storyline

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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A tasty comedy of bad manners. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comiendose a Raúl See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's tagline is a parody of the tagline for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), "They're young, they're in love . . . and they kill people." See more »

Goofs

Mary is wearing one pair of shoes from when she leaves the apartment to go to the bank and a different pair when she arrives there. See more »

Quotes

Mary: At the store, can you buy a new frying pan? I'm a little squeamish about using the one we use to kill people.
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Crazy Credits

There is a credit for "Guest Electrician" See more »

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Referenced in The Last Man on Earth? With Robert Beltran (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Devil With a Blue Dress On
Music and Lyrics by William Stevenson and Shorty Long (as Frederick Long)
Published by Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Performed by Los Lobos
(Performed in Spanish)
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And now, a culinary delight Julia Child never thought of...
24 February 2000 | by Dan Franzen (dfranzen70)See all my reviews

Meet the Blands, the aptly named middle-aged square couple. He's a wine expert, she's a nurse, and they need money to finance their dream restaurant. Trouble is, they're barely making ends meet. What's worse, the apartment complex they live in is infested with swingers, back when swingers were as commonplace as yuppies are now. Mary and Paul find the answer to their problems when one of the swingers tries to put the moves on Mary in their apartment. Paul whacks him with a frying pan, killing him, and they discover the fella's carrying a lot of cash. Bingo! Light over heads! What makes this goofy premise work is the absolutely hilarious, dead-on, deadpan performances of Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov as the Blands. They don't give what you'd call comedic performances, but what they say and what they do seems funny, as they are a duo of decorum surrounded by a storm of decadence. Their performances, combined with a witty and biting (pardon the pun) script, make this an absolute delight, a must for lovers of off-beat movies.


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