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Cannibal! The Musical Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This is an amiable little parody from director Trey Parker, best known as co-creator of the cult TV series Trey Parker. Set in 1873, the film deals with Alfred Packer (Juan Schwartz, aka Trey Parker), who is accused of cannibalizing members of his six-man party on a trip West. There are comic songs, Japanese people pretending to be Indians, and a cyclops whose eye spurts pus. The film's highlight may be Alfred's saloon kung fu fight with a cocky fur trapper named Frenchy over his beloved horse Liane. Trey Parker is surprisingly light on gore for a Troma Team release (save for the prologue and finale), concentrating instead on goofy sight gags, sex jokes, and silly songs like "Shpadoinkle" and "Hang the Bastard." The cinematography is attractive, evoking all those frontier musicals of yore, and the overall quality is good, if obviously low budget. This film also features a cameo by underground film maven Stan Brakhage as the father of one of the pioneers. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:March 5, 1999

Cast

Trey Parker
as Alfred Packer
Dian Bachar
as George 'California' Noon
Toddy Walters
as Polly Pry
Ian Hardin
as Shannon Wilson Bell
Jason McHugh
as Frank 'Reddy' Miller
Matt Stone
as James Humphrey
Jon Hegel
as Israel Swan
Robert Muratore
as Jean 'Frenchy' Cabazon
Andrew W. Kemler
as Preston Nutter

Crew

Trey Parker
Director
Trey Parker
Producer
Matt Stone
Producer
Alexandra Kelly
Producer
Ian Hardin
Producer
Jason McHugh
Producer
Trey Parker
Screenwriter
Robert Muratore
Cinematographer
Trey Parker
Songwriter
Rich Sanders
Composer (Music Score)
Ian Hardin
Editor
Andrew W. Kemler
Executive Producer
Ian Hardin
Executive Producer
Jason McHugh
Executive Producer
Michael Herz
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