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Big Meat Eater (1982)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi | April 1984 (USA)
Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Windsor

Writers:

Phil Savath (screenplay), Laurence Keane (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clarence 'Big' Miller Clarence 'Big' Miller ... Abdulla (as Big Miller)
George Dawson George Dawson ... Bob Sanderson
Andrew Gillies ... Jan Wczinski
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Josef Wczinski (as Stephen Dimopoulous)
Georgina Hegedos Georgina Hegedos ... Rosa Wczinski
Ida Carnevali Ida Carnevali ... Babushka
Sharon Wahl Sharon Wahl ... Nina Wczinski
Howard Taylor Howard Taylor ... Mayor Carmine Rigatoni
Heather Smith-Harper Heather Smith-Harper ... Secretary
Gillian Neumann Gillian Neumann ... Mrs. Campbell
Jon Bryden Jon Bryden ... Ace
Peter Anderson Peter Anderson ... Alderman Sonny the Weasel
Kim Stebner Kim Stebner ... Reliable Brush Man
Shannon Keane Shannon Keane ... Little Kid
Jay Samwald Jay Samwald ... Meat Carrier
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Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides to hire Abdullah (The Big Meat Eater) - a massive human blockhouse of a man - as an apprentice in his butcher shop. Unbeknownst to Bob, Abdullah has just murdered the Mayor of Burquitlam in a fit of pique - and the corpse is hidden in Bob's freezer. An alien spacecraft arrives in search of a rare fuel - Bolonium - which is deposited in large quantities underneath Bob's butcher shop. Meanwhile, Jan, a boy genius, has stolen the Mayor's cadillac, installed a cyclotron and is set to launch it into outerspace... Abdullah sings the blues while he charcoal grills gangsters and turns dalmation dogs into spotted spam... Alien robots desperate for bolonium possess the defrosted Mayor as their zombie agent... Bob and Jan are in turn the victims of repulsive temporary mutations. Written by Laurence Keane

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1984 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

CAD 220,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Jen looks at the cover of the January 1963 issue of 'Popular Science' Magazine. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the B.C.D. Entertainment Corporation Presents credit, the only opening credits read "A small time ago in a small town far far away.... BIG MEAT EATER" See more »

Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Bagdad Boogie
(Music by J. Douglas Dodd (as Dodd), Lyrics by Phil Savath (as Savath), Laurence Keane (as Keane), Chris Windsor (as Windsor). Vocals: Clarence 'Big' Miller (as Big Miller)
Copyright © 1982 Organized Rhyme Publishing
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28 September 2004 | by schmigrexSee all my reviews

Not too much to add here, except that this is a truly weird, strange, silly movie that will crack you up when it's not disturbing your soul. My top ten favorite things in this movie:

10. Balonium

9. Chemicals! First they create -- then, they improve!

8. Abdullah -- the Biggest Miller of them all.

7. The Bolum ("Now THERE'S a monster!")

6. "Who's that man?" (Bob!)

5. "Ha Ha Ha. Earth is in chaos."

4. "You're gonna get a taste of the A-Bomb tonight"

3. The Wczinskis -- wonderful people! "Not that they haven't had their problems adjusting to our Berquitlam ways!"

2. "Don't like no fruits -- no veggies too. And I don't give a damn for them that do!"

1. Where did Jan get the English accent?

Take heart you Big Meat Eaters -- others have seen this movie and have it on tape for posterity. Cherish it -- treasure it. But be careful who sees it -- your Mom will have you put away for watching stuff like this.


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