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Shooting Vegetarians (2005)

Not Rated | | 8 February 2005 (USA)
Neil, a punk rock vegetarian, is being forced to go into the family butcher business. He decides to save the world instead.





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Credited cast:
Arielle Barone ...
Robert Blacker ...
The Happy Coffee Shop Girl
Oscar A. Colon ...
Jim Czarnecki ...
Joseph DiGennaro ...
H20 concert punk
H2O ...
Stoner #1
Karate Coffee


Neil has been a vegetarian for one thousand two hundred and sixty three days. He and his girlfriend Daisy like to spend their days skateboarding, drinking organic coffee, and driving around talking about the state of the world. Their idyllic existence is shattered when Neil's father, Vic, reveals his grand plan for Neil to become a third generation butcher, and work with him in the Father and Son butcher shop. With no job to support himself, and nowhere else to live, Neil is left with little choice but to report to work with his father. Faced with the bloody reality of slabs of dead meat, Neil runs screaming from the shop, and keeps running and running and running, until he ends up in a deserted skateboard park. There he has a visionary encounter with a Chicken Man, who kicks his ass, and shows him how hypocritical his pseudo-political lifestyle has been. With the Chicken Man's inspirational words ringing in his head, "You know what you are supposed to do", Neil returns to his life ... Written by Anonymous

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The end credits include deleted scenes from the film. One scene includes a cameo by actor Will Keenan, who appears as "Karate Coffee", a man dressed in Karate attire who haphazardly orders coffee in the organic café. Keenan appears at the very end of the end credits. See more »

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Listen to Chicken Man!!!
7 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this on DVD and I was really impressed. I've been Vegan for three years now and can relate to some of the issues explored in the film. I'm also from the beef capital of the United States and have a hatred for anything relating to the exploitation of animals. So I'm a tad biased with this review. Anyways the plot is about Neil (Guillermo Diaz) who is a vegetarian, is called upon by his father to join the family butcher shop. Neil refuses to work as a butcher and has a vision to change the world. The rest of the movie is a little exaggerated but it has a strong message. Quite funny with great performances all around. I remember Guillermo Diaz from Party Girl and the Dave Chappelle show. He does a great job in this and I hope to see him as a lead in more movies. Meat eaters will be turned off by the movie but I think that is the point. Love or hate Shooting Vegetarians, at least it's a reaction!! Lots of Punk music, great acting and Chicken Man!!! This film is a little rough around the edges but the pro Vegan message is too important to be missed. Fight the Power!!

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