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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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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

Mondo Chemico
(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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21 February 2002 | by Sum FlounderSee all my reviews

I was able to attend the invitation-only midnight world premiere of this at the Van East Theatre. Several of the cast members were in attendance, but I was unable to spot Big Miller, who played the title character. He was based in Alberta, but used to come to Vancouver to sing on local telethons.It was originally to be called THE BUTCHER OF BURQUITLAM, which is what the town it took place in was called in the film. The area where the two British Columbia cities of Burnaby and Coquitlam meet is sometimes referred to as "Burquitlam." In reality,however, BIG MEAT EATER was shot in and around the town of White Rock. The music was provided by a variety of local artists, including UJ3RK5 (pronounced U-JERKS)who were a bizarre "art band" active in the Vancouver punk/new wave scene at the time. I wish I could remember more about the movie itself. It had to do with a butcher who hires a big,possibly homicidal guy to be his assistant. Some space aliens(portrayed by a pair of deliberately obvious toy robots)are attracted to the shop because the left over meat, which the butcher disposes of in acid, makes an ideal fuel for their space craft. They refer to the substance as "balonium." A friend of mine worked in a local animation studio creating subtitles for the aliens' dialogue. As I recall, the film was low-budget, goofy and cheerful. It looked like the folks involved were having fun.


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