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Meet the Feebles (1989)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Music, Musical | 1 September 1995 (USA)
Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

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Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must contend with their own problems. These include drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, Drug dealing, and even murder. While this is happening the love between two of the stars is threatened by the devious Trevor the Rat, who wishes to exploit the young starlet for use in his porno movie business. Written by The Losman (corrections by GTS)

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From the creator of "Bad Taste", comes a movie with no taste at all! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Musical

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Conheça os Feebles  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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The production team could not get hold of blank rounds for the M60 machine gun used in the film, and therefore the gun was firing live ammunition. See more »

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[first lines]
anouncer: Ladies and gentlemen. Your attention please. Welcome to the newest, the greatest, the most spectacular in entertainment history. Put your hands together for the fabulous Feebles variety hour.
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Aside from "Wingnut Films Presents", there are no opening credits - the "title card" is part of a neon stage light display. See more »

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Hot Potato
Music by Peter Dasent and Fane Flaws
Lyrics by Arthur Baysting and Fane Flaws
Performed by Mark Hadlow
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Peter Jackson was always a genius
6 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Unlike most people, I saw this film long before The Fellowship Of The Ring. In fact I saw it way back in 1992 and was simultaneously appalled, amused and impressed by it. Maybe it is best described as "Bad Taste with puppets" or "The Muppet Movie in bad taste" but it is certainly a movie I would recomend to anyone of sufficient maturity (no children should EVER see this film).

Like Bad Taste before it this movie features disgusting humour, lots of blood, and impressive low budget special effects, and the puppets in it have to be seen to be believed. One of the best things about The Fellowship of the Ring (and I Love that movie as well) is that in the hype following it more people may see Meet The Feebles. Maybe Meet The Feebles and Bad Taste will be released on DVD in Australia now (I have them both on VHS).

I will say one thing tho, it is certainly a strange feeling to have been a Peter Jackson fan for 10 years before Lord Of The Rings was released and the whole world finally discovered him.


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