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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.

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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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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 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 »

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

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Alive (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

This Side Of Me
Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker
Produced and arranged by Rich Sanders
Performed by Toddy Walters
© 1993 by The Avenging Conscience, Inc.
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Parker and Stones classic
10 December 1999 | by Zombie79See all my reviews

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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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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