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A Bucket of Blood (1995)

Walter Paisley, a busboy at a cappuccino bar called the Jabberjaw, is praised as a genius after he kills his landlady's cat and covers it in plaster. Pressured to produce more work, he goes after bigger subjects.

Director:

Michael McDonald (as Michael James McDonald)

Writers:

Brendan Broderick (screenplay by), Michael McDonald (screenplay by) (as Michael James McDonald) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Michael Hall ... Walter
Justine Bateman ... Carla
Shadoe Stevens Shadoe Stevens ... Maxwell
Sam Lloyd ... Leonard
Jesse D. Goins ... Art
Kin Shriner ... Lou
Sheila Travis Sheila Travis ... Mayolia
David Cross ... Charlie
Victor Wilson Victor Wilson ... Cuff
Patrick Bristow ... Link
Paul Bartel ... Older Man
Mink Stole ... Older Woman
Julianna McCarthy Julianna McCarthy ... Mrs. Swicker
Will Ferrell ... Young Man
Alan Sues ... Art Buyer
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Storyline

A talentless artist accidently kills a cat and covers it up in plaster. He then sells it as a statue, and starts gaining the respect of the snobby group of artist that used to ridicule him. But now he has to come up with more and more statues, so he starts to kill humans and cover them up... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Will Ferrell's television film debut. See more »

Quotes

Older Man: Do you think I look like a beatnik?
Older Woman: Darling, you reek of bohemia!
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Connections

Remake of A Bucket of Blood (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking Fist
Written by Daniel Adams
Performed by Pay The Man
Published by Roger's Little Shop of Music (BMI)
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dead on!
17 February 2003 | by staytherelassSee all my reviews

This is a highly enjoyable remake!I haven't seen the 1959 original but plan to after seeing this!A very funny tale of an untalented artist who finds success after killing some folks and covering their bodies in plaster.Yes,it IS a comedy,though cut from the blackest cloth.The pretentious art world also gets a good skewering in the coolest John Waters fashion.Mink Stole is in this too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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