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Eating Raoul (1982)

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Eating Raoul was celebrated at the time of its release as the perfect marriage between mainstream moviemaking and the so-called "underground" cinema. Cult-film icons Mary Woronov and Paul Bartel (both of whom directed) play a married couple who decide to cash in on the sexual perversions of others. Posing as a hooker, Woronov lures the "johns" in and indulges their every kinky whim, whereupon Bartel kills the unwary client, steals the valuables, and sells the corpse for dog food. Though they see nothing wrong in what they're doing, they react in prudish disgust at the sexual preferences of their victims. Eventually, Raoul (Robert Beltran), the fellow who transports the corpses to the dog food concern, proves expendable--and extremely edible. Eating Raoul features a high-powered comic supporting cast, among them Buck Henry, Ed Begley Jr., Richard Paul, Hamilton Camp, and Edie McClurg.
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Comedy , Cult Movies
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Cast

Paul Bartel
as Paul Bland
Mary Woronov
as Mary Bland
Robert Beltran
as Raoul Mendoza
Susan Saiger
as Doris the Dominatrix / Nurse Sally Cummings
Buck Henry
as Mr. Leech
Richard Paul
as Mr. Kray
Dan Barrows
as Bobbie R.
Hamilton Camp
as Mr. Peck
John Paragon
as Sex-Shop Salesman
Allan Rich
as Nazi
Mark Woods
as Hold-up Man
Don Steele
as Howard Swine - Swingers Party Host
Billy Curtis
as Little Person
Darcy Pulliam
as Nurse Sheila
Anna Mathias
as Ms. Adams - Bank Secretary
Arlene Harris
as Swinger
Garry Goodrow
as Drunk Swinger
John Shearin
as Mr. Baker - the Horny Patient
Darcy Pullian
as Nurse Sheila
Rick Waln
as Doris' Admirer
Robert V. Barron
as Butler at Swingers Party
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Critic Reviews for Eating Raoul

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (1)

Nicely lays out capitalism on the chopping block. In an obsessively consumptive culture like America's, the only way for a common couple to strive is through killing, then consuming.

November 26, 2012
Film Threat

Despite the consistency of the film's droll take on murder and mayhem, it still feels oddly uneven and skimpy, as if there just isn't quite enough meat on its narrative bones.

Full Review… | October 9, 2012
Q Network Film Desk

Bartel's cult classic paved the way for many rude satires about sex, murder, and cannibalism.

Full Review… | June 21, 2006
EmanuelLevy.Com

The acting duo of Mary Woronov and Paul Bartel deliver a nonchalant comedic style of delivery, this odd matter-of-factly placidness in a sea of mayhem abounding...Read on->

Full Review… | April 6, 2004
Blunt Review

Eating Raoul is a lively black comedy about the aftershocks of the sexual revolution in America.

Full Review… | February 4, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

It's hard to resist this sardonically riotous black comedy, even if you know the ingredients in the gourmet meal are disgusting.

Full Review… | January 3, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Eating Raoul

½

Silly con carne

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

This movie had such a mystique about it that it could not live up to the expectations I had, but now I can say I have at least watched it.

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

A very funny cult movie, I really liked it, the story is really good too.The only thing I didn't really like was the ending, but still, I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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