Alferd Packer: The Musical (1996)
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Alfred Packer was a mountain guide and sole survivor of a party of pioneers that got lost in the mountains in winter. Accused and convicted of murdering and eating his travelling companions, he was to be executed by hanging.The movie begins at his trial, where he pleads his innocence to an unsympathetic audience. Only reporter Polly Pry will listen to his story, which is then related to the viewers in the form of flashbacks. As Packer and his gold-prospecting clients make their way through the forests and mountains, they encounter bemused Japanese Indians, an unimpressed group of mountain men and the brutal Rocky Mountain winter, all of which inspire the travellers to break out into song and dance.
All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating!
Also Known As:
Cannibal! The Musical
Title: Alferd Packer: The Musical
Release Date: August 15, 2008
Runtime: 95 mins
All Genres: Biography, Comedy, Horror, Musical, Western
Languages: English, Japanese
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Buried.com Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for comic gore/violence and some language.
Dian Bachar ...George Noon
Stephen Blackpool ...Black Cat
Stan Brakhage ...Noon's Father
Dan Brother ...Guard #2
Brad Gordon ...Mills
Ian Hardin ...Shannon Bell
Dave Hardin ...Drummer
Edward Henwood ...O.D. Loutzenheiser / The Cyclops
Jon Hegel ...Isreal Swan
Andrew Kemler ...Preston Nutter
Steve Jackson ...Sheriff of Lake City
Jessica James Kelly ...Tiny Tim / Baby Packer
M.K. ...'The Dropout' (credit only)
Marty Leeper ...Sheriff of Saguache
Trey Parker ...Alferd Packer (as Juan Schwartz)
Randy Parker ...Judge Jerry
Masao Maki ...Indian Chief (as Maseo Maki)
Dirk Martin ...Piano Player
Jason McHugh ...Frank Miller
Joe McHugh ...General Store Clerk
Robert Muratore ...Frenchy Cabazon
Carter Smith ...Guard #1
Matt Stone ...James Humphries (as Mathew Stone)
Aubrey Strafferd ...Voice of Doom (voice)
Edith Swanson ...Tomato Thrower
Cole Taylor ...Thug in Bar #1
Toddy Walters ...Polly Pry
Mark Welby ...Thug in Bar #2
Don yannacito ...Humphrey's Father (as Don yannnacito)
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John Frank Rosenblum
"That's All I'm Asking For"
"When I Was On Top Of You"
"This Side Of Me"
"Let's Build A Snowman"
"Hang The Bastard"
More Movie Taglines:
- All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating!
- In the tradition of Friday the 13th Part 2... and Oklahoma comes the first intelligent movie about cannibalism!
- [reaching the Grand Canyon] Alferd Packer: Come on, we can just walk around it. It can't be that big.
Alferd Packer: The sky is blue and all the leaves are green. My heart's as warm as a baked potato. I think I know precisely what I mean, when I say it's a *Shpadoinkle* day!
Alferd Packer: And then I ran and ran as fast as I could. Polly Pry: But you made it out, right? Alferd Packer: Yeah, I hid in Wyoming for a while. I should have let them kill me. Polly Pry: Why? Alferd Packer: You ever been to Wyoming. [we cut and see Alferd in a deserted field] Alferd Packer: Uh, hello? Polly Pry: Oh my God! It sounds horrible!
Frank Miller: [seeing their dinner] You son of a bitch Humphrey. James Humphrey: Come on, you haven't even tried it. [Miller takes a mouthful] Frank Miller: You son of a bitch Humphrey.
[singing about Leeann] Alferd Packer: Your eyes, your smile, made my little life worthwhile. The sky was a lot more blue when I was on top of you.
- Alferd Packer is Colorado's only convicted cannibal. The short order grill in the UMC (Student Union) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which Trey Parker and Matt Stone attended, is named after him. The University also has an annual festival, Alferd Packer Days, with contests including a raw-meat-eating contest.
This film was released by Troma in 1996 but it was actually filmed in 1993 while Trey Parker was attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Contrary to popular belief, Parker was not expelled due to missing class while making the movie, and went on to graduate.
The tribe of Japanese Indians that Packer and his group encounter on their journey is referred to as the Nihonjin tribe. Nihonjin is Japanese for "Japanese people." They were played by Japanese exchange students. While at UCB, Parker had a double major in music and Japanese.
When Humphrey translates what the Indian says to the group as "Welcome to the land of blue light," his gesturing is actually sign language for "Jesus Christ is dead."
As the Nihonjin "Indians" walk away with the group at sword point, one of them is heard saying in Japanese (loosely translated), "This movie is really stupid!"
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