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Cannibal! The Musical (1993)

Alferd Packer: The Musical (original title)
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The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.

Director:

Trey Parker

Writer:

Trey Parker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dian Bachar ... George Noon
Stephen Blackpool Stephen Blackpool ... Black Cat
Stan Brakhage ... Noon's Father
Dan Brother Dan Brother ... Guard #2
Duster Duster ... Liane
Brad Gordon Brad Gordon ... Mills
Ian Hardin Ian Hardin ... Shannon Bell
Dave Hardin Dave Hardin ... Drummer
Edward Henwood Edward Henwood ... O.D. Loutzenheiser / The Cyclops
Jon Hegel Jon Hegel ... Isreal Swan
Andrew Kemler Andrew Kemler ... Preston Nutter
Steve Jackson Steve Jackson ... Sheriff of Lake City
Jessica James Kelly Jessica James Kelly ... Tiny Tim / Baby Packer
M.K. M.K. ... 'The Dropout' (credit only)
Martin Leeper Martin Leeper ... Sheriff of Saguache (as Marty Leeper)
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Storyline

Alfred Packer was a mountain guide and sole survivor of a party of pioneers that got lost in the mountains in winter. Accused and convicted of murdering and eating his travelling companions, he was to be executed by hanging.The movie begins at his trial, where he pleads his innocence to an unsympathetic audience. Only reporter Polly Pry will listen to his story, which is then related to the viewers in the form of flashbacks. As Packer and his gold-prospecting clients make their way through the forests and mountains, they encounter bemused Japanese Indians, an unimpressed group of mountain men and the brutal Rocky Mountain winter, all of which inspire the travellers to break out into song and dance. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for comic gore/violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie was originally titled "Alferd Packer: The Musical." Lloyd Kaufman, owner of Troma, convinced Trey Parker to change the title to "Cannibal: The Musical" because, though Packer is well-known in Colorado, very few outside of the state know who he is. See more »

Goofs

During the argument about musical keys, Frenchy says "The relative minor is three half tones down from the major, not up!" The scripted line was supposed to be, "The relative minor is three half tones up from the major, not down." Thus establishing his further knowledge (or lack thereof) of music theory. See more »

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Title Card: The film you are about to see was originally released in 1954. Upstaged by the overwhelming popularity of "Oklahoma!", it's short lived theater run was canceled, and "Alfred Packer: The Musical" soon fell into obscurity. The original negative, re-discovered just last year, has been painstakingly restored using state-of-the-art color enhancing and computer reconstruction technology. The film's violent scenes have been edited out for your viewing pleasure.
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Crazy Credits

(At the end of the closing credits) Due to the graphic nature of this film, it should not have been watched by small children. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Troma release there is a quick shot of a black cat right before Packer loses his horse in the night. This was not in Parker's original release (fall 1993) in Boulder, CO at the Flatirons Theatre. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Orgazmo (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

That's All I'm Asking For
Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker
Produced by Rich Sanders
Performed by Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Ian Hardin, Jason McHugh, Jon Hegel and Matt Stone
Arranged by Sean Hedgecock & Trey Parker
© 1993 by The Avenging Conscience, Inc.
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A brilliant must see! Dead Funny! (Get it?)
16 September 1999 | by MattCobbSee all my reviews

This film is great. Providing you like sick humour! Its funny, silly, stupid and more. The songs are excellently written and the acting is quite good. I loved this film and, providing you dont mind a fair amount of blood, anyone else should too.


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Official Sites:

Official site | Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannibal! The Musical See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake City, Colorado, USA See more »

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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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