Four children, all but one of whom go unnamed, build a snowman which comes to life and threatens their town. Kenny, the only child whose name is given in the film, and who resembles the ... See full summary »
Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
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
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The real Packer, at different points in his life, signed his name either as Alfred or Alferd. It is not known why he used the incorrect spelling, although it is suspected that he "went along with" a tattoo artist's mistake on his arm. See more »
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 »
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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(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 »
The movie was altered, some would say drastically, between release to cable channels and its DVD release. The former, only really available on bootleg VHS, has a much different audio mix, with fewer sound effects/comments, and some sound effects altered. It also includes the "Don't Be Stupid" song, which is nowhere to be found on the Cannibal disc. See more »
Though i count myself a fan of South Park ive never felt that the unique humour of the shows creators has come through in films such as Orgazmo or BASEketball.Here in their first incarnation as filmmakers and purveyors of Monty Python inspired madness,can you see SP's roots."Alferd Packer"or "Cannibal"is a little gem of low/high brow wit mixed with the kind of idiotic banter that makes Cartman so popular.And the songs!to quote :"lets build a snowman/we can make him our best friend" or the Micheal Boltonesque ode to a horse that includes the lines "the sky was a lot more blue/when i was on top of you".Trey Parkers grasp of the essentially idiotic nature of musicals and such will have you hailing him as a Genius even if you hate SP (and some do)and i rate this as a must see.
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