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Big Meat Eater (1982)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 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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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1984 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

CAD220,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

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

Bob's Theme
(Music by J. Douglas Dodd (as Dodd), Lyrics by Laurence Keane (as Keane), Chris Windsor (as Windsor).
Vocals: Richard Newman
Copyright © 1982 Organized Rhyme Publishing
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Like everyone else here has said....someone ELSE has seen this?!
10 December 2002 | by byghtSee all my reviews

This movie is truly one of the strangest and most remarkable things ever produced by pop culture. Lurking beneath its absurd, low-budget exterior and impossibly convoluted story is a bizarre, ironic kind of intelligence. One gets the sense that the gawdawfulness one is witnessing is actually carefully orchestrated in some sense, but it's vague and hard to grasp...

My friend stole the only copy of this film that I have ever known to exist from a local Hollywood Video where he worked. We treasure it like it were a newborn child, this arcane product of the darkest side of North American film that seems to mock you as you watch, entranced and baffled...

The music is especially awesome. You're ready to dismiss "En Mundo Chemico" and the mayor's weird "After Death" song as ripoffs of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" and Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom of the Opera" theme...until you realize that this movie predates both by several years!!! My friends and I formulated a theory based on this fact that "Big Meat Eater" was in fact a critical turning point in our culture. Especially since that "Heat Seekin' Missile" song changed the way we all though about our...members.

The aforementioned subtle orchestration comes to the fore in the movie's final ten minutes (or so, I don't know), which constitute a cinematic orgasm of inexplicable occurrences. My favorite story related to this movie is how two friends of mine (let's call them "Dave" and "John," because those are their names) saw it together for the first time, but John had to leave ten minutes before the end. Later, when John asked the Dave to fill him in on those final ten minutes, it took Dave over HALF AN HOUR to recount all of it.

I may very well possess the only copy of this masterpiece in the galaxy. If you see it anywhere, GRAB IT and RUN!!! Don't even PAY for it for fear that the cashier will see what you've found and try to take it for him or herself!!! In fact, KILL anyone who sees you with it!!! Kill them before they kill you!!!

And for God's sake, don't forget your daily gum massage!


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