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The Blands are a couple living in swinging Los Angeles, with their ultra-conservative ways, they find it hard to live life in the midst of completely obnoxious swinging bachelors. But one incident too grand to ignore leaves one of them dead, with a wallet full of cash. The birth of a scheme comes to light when they decide to off the swingers in their apartment with the use of a frying pan to the head. But fate intervenes when they meet a cat burglar named Raoul, who devises a plan for them to dispose of the bodies. But things take a turn for the worst when people become untrustworthy leaving one of them for dead.
Meet the Blands! They're square . . . They're in love . . . And they kill people. [Australia Theatrical]
Title: Eating Raoul
Release Date: March 24, 1982
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With E
MPAA Rating: R
Paul Bartel ...Paul Bland
Mary Woronov ...Mary Bland
Robert Beltran ...Raoul Mendoza
Susan Saiger ...Doris the Dominatrix / Nurse Sally Cummings
Lynn Hobart ...Lady Customer
Richard Paul ...Mr. Cray - Liquor Store Owner
Mark Woods ...Hold-up Man
John Shearin ...Mr. Baker - the Horny Patient
Darcy Pulliam ...Nurse Sheila
Ben Haller ...Dewey
Roberta Spero ...Swinger
Vernon Demetrius ...Swinger
Arlene Harris ...Swinger
Buster Wilson ...Swinger
Marta Fergusson ...Swinger
Garry Goodrow ...Drunk Swinger
Richard Blackburn ...James from the Valley
Hamilton Camp ...John Peck - Dishonest Wine Buyer
Pamela Carter ...Maid
Buck Henry ...Mr. Leech
Anna Mathias ...Ms. Adams - Bank Secretary
Hanns Manship ...Guard
Dan Barrows ...Bobby R. - Very Bad Boy
Allan Rich ...Nazi
Ed Begley Jr. ...Hippie
Billy Curtis ...Little Person
Ralph Brannen ...Raoul's Friend
John Paragon ...Sex Shop Salesman
Don Steele ...Howard Swine - Swingers Party Host
Rick Waln ...Doris's Admirer at Swingers Party
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More Movie Taglines:
- Meet the Blands! They're square . . . They're in love . . . And they kill people. [Australia Theatrical]
- An outrageous comedy of sex and murder [Australia Theatrical]
- Meet the Blands! They're square...They're in LOVE...AND they kill people.
- A tasty comedy of bad manners.
- Paul: It's amazing what you can do with a cheap piece of meat if you know how to treat it.
[Discussing cheap wine] Customer: Really? Stomach cramps? But it's such a good buy. Paul: Well, so is lighter fluid at three ninety-five a pint but I wouldn't serve it to my dinner guests.
Paul: A hundred-and-seventy-five-dollar-a-month rent increase! How are we going to pay that? Mary: Don't worry. We can live on your insta-cash card for a month or so. Paul: Don't you remember? It was canceled for non-payment.
Paul: Mary, I just killed a man. Mary: He was a man. Now he's just a bag of garbage.
Mary: At the store, can you buy a new frying pan? I'm a little squeamish about using the one we use to kill people.
- Working independently, Bartel scraped together financing from family and friends and shot the film in piecemeal fashion when he could afford it.
The film's tagline is a parody of the tagline for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), "They're young, they're in love... and they kill people."
Years after the film became a cult favorite, a sequel was scripted, in which a man blackmailed the Blands with knowledge of their killings. Chevy Chase was slated to play this man, and Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov would reprise their roles from the original, but Bartel died before it could get started.
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Rating: 7.6 out of 10.0 - 63 votes cast total
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