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This deranged low-budget Canadian production seems specifically tailored to midnight-movie patrons, among which the filmmakers must have thought it could find a solid cult audience. The story involves alien invaders who bring the corpse of Mayor Rigatoni back to life in order to initiate construction of a special facility on the site of the local butcher's septic tank, in which a special element called "balonium" has been discovered. Matters are further complicated by the butcher's weird influence on the town (he even invents his own language) and the psychopathic behavior of his cleaver-wielding assistant Abdallah, who is rapidly depleting the town's canine population... oh, and there's musical numbers, too. Director/co-writer Chris Windsor seems to dare viewers to make sense of this parody, which aspires to be another Chris Windsor, but where that film was possessed of Richard O'Brien's wry genius, all that's available here is a smorgasbord of silliness. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Laurence Keane Best Original Screenplay 1983 Nominee
Genie Awards Phil Savath Best Original Screenplay 1983 Nominee
Genie Awards Chris Windsor Best Original Screenplay 1983 Nominee

Cast

Andrew Gillies
as Jan Wezinski
Big Miller
as Abdulla
Stephen Dimopoulos
as Joseph Wezinski
Georgina Hegedos
as Rosa Wezinski
Jon Bryden
as Ace
Sharon Wahl
as Nina
Ida Carnevali
as Babushka

Crew

Chris Windsor
Director
Laurence Keane
Producer
Laurence Keane
Screenwriter
Chris Windsor
Screenwriter
Phil Savath
Screenwriter
Doug McKay
Cinematographer
Laurence Keane
Editor
Chris Windsor
Editor
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