Eating Raoul


Eating Raoul

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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.


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
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
John Shearin
as Mr. Baker - the Horny Patient
Garry Goodrow
as Drunk Swinger
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

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Audience Reviews for Eating Raoul

  • Dec 08, 2013
    A very well known cult film that follows a married couple as they are shafted numerous times and must "adapt" to their situation in order to open their dream restaurant. Wow this is some black humor and is both disturbing, hilariously absurd, and offers some social commentary as well. You really just have to see it in order to know the absurdity and hilariousness of Eating Raoul. Of course it is rated R for some expected sexual content and nudity as well as language and other adult material.
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2012
    It seems that almost by accident Bartel made a great satire about the absurd ways that Americans perceive themselves and their hypocritical views of sexuality and violence. Its basically a Bunuel film by way of a screwball comedy . . . and just a touch of Sweeney Todd.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2010
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2009
    Not bad for low budget, cannibalistic, 80's film-making where the highlight is a short erotic scene and the biggest star is Ed Begley, Jr.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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