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Lucky Stiff (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | November 1988 (USA)
A plump loser, after being left at the alter by his fiancee, is invited to Christmas dinner by a beautiful woman, but her family are cannibals who intend to have *him* as the main course.

Director:

Anthony Perkins

Writer:

Pat Proft
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna Dixon ... Cynthia Mitchell
Joe Alaskey ... Ron Douglas
Jeff Kober ... Ike
Fran Ryan ... Ma
William Morgan Sheppard ... Pa (as Morgan Sheppard)
Barbara Howard Barbara Howard ... Frances
Leigh McCloskey ... Eric West
Elizabeth Arlen ... Arlene
Charles Frank ... Durel
Andy Wood Andy Wood ... Futterman
Bill Quinn ... Emmet Kassler
David Smith David Smith ... Roman Kassler
Joe Unger ... Kirby
Adele Malis-Morey Adele Malis-Morey ... Gramma
Philip Arthur Ross Philip Arthur Ross ... Ike Jr. (as Phillip Arthur Ross)
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Storyline

Rotund Ron Douglas has no luck with women until he meets Cynthia Mitchell, who invites him home for Christmas dinner. Her backwoods clan, descended from the Donner party, is skewed toward the unnatural. Will Ron find his way back to civilization? Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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It's "Psycho" Meets "The Naked Gun"! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Christmas Dinner See more »

Filming Locations:

Truckee, California, USA

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Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Psycho III (1986), this was the second and final film directed by Anthony Perkins. See more »

Quotes

Ike: Why are the gods so good to us?
Cynthia: Because we love people and we know how good they really are.
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Soundtracks

Feel Like Dancin'
Written by Tom Jenkins & Gary Falcone
Sung by Mara Getz
Publisher Charted Course Music (ASCAP)
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Cannibalism and incest - in a light tone!
12 February 2004 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

A strange mix of traditional-80s, smartassy, Chevy Chase-type, "every-ten-lines-you-get-a-funny-one" farce and sickie black comedy. Mildly amusing in spots, but utterly tasteless. There is a skiing sequence that includes the fakest-looking back-projections since "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". (**)


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