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Rated PG-13 (There is nudity)
Copyright 1988 Gaucamolle Pictures
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Dr. Margo Hunt - Shannon Tweed! Professor of Feminist Studies.
  • Bunny - Every liberated woman's nightmare, but she wants to be a feminist. This girl has more outfits than you can shake a stick at.
  • Jim - Bill Maher! Inept guide who once had a one night stand with Margo.
  • Dr. Kurtz - Another feminist, author of "Smart Women, Stupid Insensitive Men." Throws herself into a pool of Piranhas in the end.
  • Colonel Mattel - Head of the National Security Commission on Avocado Affairs. He has one eye.
  • Piranha Women - Savage feminists who believe men should be killed and eaten with guacamolle dip.
  • Barracuda Women - Savage feminists who believe men should be killed and eaten with clam dip.

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The Plot: 

Talk about strange and wonderous things! This film is full of camp, not only is southern California transformed into wild avocado jungle but it is inhabited by man eating feminists! Shannon Tweed, whose breasts have starred in numerous films, is a teacher of women's studies! Then of course there is Bunny, this girl is every teenage guy's dream and every feminists nightmare - but she wants to be a progressive woman. There are plenty of little gags here and there, most of them involving Maher and Bunny being boneheads. Dr. Hunt is recruited by the U.S. Government to make liaison with the Pirahna Women and hires Jim as her guide. After encountering vicious hippos, catfish, and Donnahews (men who knit and cook) the explorers discover the Pirahna women are led by a savage ex-feminist and poised to wage war! Bunny nearly joins the cannibals but is unable to complete the initiation rite, which involves her making love to then consuming Jim. Everything works out in the end though, Kurtz is slain, Jim and Bunny marry, and Dr. Hunt returns to her college. A fun film with plenty of women running around in leather loincloths and tops.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Most of southern California is virgin jungle.
  • Girls just want to tear men into strips and eat them with gaucamolle dip.
  • An hour and a half of feminine nonsense punctuated with half-nude women is tolerable.
  • Bill Maher is the last real man but he looks fairly effeminate in a white neck kerchief.
  • There are leopards living wild in California.
  • Lost female tribes speak French.
  • If given a choice between Bill Maher or Shannon Tweed in their underwear I would pick the latter.
  • Bunny has a damn lot of clothes, what is up with this girl?

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 4 mins - Pretty pale skin for living in a jungle her whole life.
  • 14 mins - Now this is a shirt.
  • 18 mins - That's a pretty small barrel for a .44 Magnum, maybe it's a 44 Magnum divided by 2?
  • 19 mins - Bunny in one of many outfits, where she keeps them nobody knows.
  • 38 mins - Mallards in a tropical rain forest?
  • 46 mins - Just conjuring up cases of beer huh? But why Old Milwaukee? Ugh.
  • 75 mins - The compound must be right on the international date line, one side is day the other night.


  • Bunny: "I've been thinking about changing my major from Home Economics to Feminist Studies, but I wasn't sure if you had any feminist cooking classes."
  • Bunny: "I have a lot of fantasies about being tied up and spanked."

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note cannibalwomen1.wav Col Mattel: "Avocados are vital to this nation's security interests. With the communists already in control of Nicaragua and Guatemala and El Salvador strife with revolution California is the last secure supply of Avocados in the free world. We're on the verge of a major Avocado gap!"
Green Music Note cannibalwomen2.wav Margo: "Dr. Kurtz? Internationally famous author of 'Smart Women, Stupid Insensitive Men?'"
Green Music Note cannibalwomen3.wav Bunny: "Well, sometimes when I'm with a guy I wish that he would tie me up with red licorice ropes and then spank me...and then he'd eat the ropes... and then he'd free me...and then we'd make love while the philharmonic played 'Bolero.'"
Green Music Note cannibalwomen4.wav Jim: "Okay, let's she's going to make love to me, that's, that's good - but she's going to kill me and eat me, that's bad."

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If there is ever a moment to capture, it is Bill Maher accusing Shannon Tweed of being a cannibal feminist. He makes a convincing argument.

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Reply #17. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Phil
As much as I fall over laughing whenever I watch this film (nothing beats the barroom dialog clip that used to grace this humble site) I must disagree with you Avocado-heads who think this is one of the best films ever made - obviously you've never seen Maher in PIZZAMAN, where his over-the-top Bogart imitation sends me into spasms of laughter.  When I first saw it, I was travelling on business with a clearly humor-impaired co-worker who couldn't pull himself away from it, either.
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Reply #18. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by avantard
I CANNOT believe that it is not mentioned on the review page or the comments page that this is an obvious parody of Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness. Oh maybe it's so obvious everyoenelse felt no need to mention it? SHEESH! Her name is KURTZ fer god sakes!
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Reply #19. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by big jim
T:his movie sucks!  And I'm not talking about the women.  Can you say, "Politically Incorrect?"
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Reply #20. Posted on September 12, 2001, 10:06:44 PM by Chris1
I hated this stupid movie I watched it on HBO and it sucks. The only good things about this movie is Shannon Tweed and that girl who played Bunny. she was on that show that was on FOX called Beans Baxter and in that RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES. I just wondered what happen to her were is she now?
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Reply #21. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by lostmissy
Bunny is played by Ms Karen Mistal . She is also noted for playing the role of Tara in "return of the Killer tomatoes" playing pretty much the same character (I'm not knocking her, I like both movies!) Here last movie to date was "Space Cowboys" which was a change of pace...
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Reply #22. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Slartibartfast
This movie ROCKS!  Obviously one of Bill Maher's most shining moments.  The acting is superb, the plotline eminently believable, and not a logic flaw to be found!

Just kidding, obviously.  I only wish no one else knew of this movie so that I could blackmail Mr. Maher with my first (only?) release copy.

If you liked PizzaMan, you'll love this movie.
If you like avacadoes, you'll love this movie.
If you like big boobs, you'll love this movie.
If you like *realism*, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
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Reply #23. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by T.J. Norton
This film is worthy of Maher's political correctness busting (no pun intended) credentials. This campy chunk succeeds in telling the She God Feminists to get over themselves. The women in the film deserve credit for being willing to comically portray feminism's foibles while still aspiring to the liberating ideal that the movement was supposed to offer both genders in the first place.
This film laughs at the absurd idea that feminism's final triumph means a world without men. With tongue firmly in cheek, Maher lets it be known that the PC Divas have simply missed the boat.
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Reply #24. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by T.J.
I just wanted to correct the previous poster who can't even spell, "New Yourk" correctly, yet he goes on to lecture us about world literature.
"Heart of Darkness" by Joesph Conrad is the story being spoofed in "Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle Of Death".
There is indeed a character named, "Kurtz", in "Heart Of Darkness". The other main character is named, Marlow. Bill Maher is loosly assuming the Marlow role in the movie.
"Apocalypse Now" was also based on "Heart Of Darkness" and the the name, "Kurtz", is borrowed in that movie as a tribute to Joseph Conrad.
Devon, it's obvious you don't read unless it's the instructions to a video game, but please don't attemp to pass off your ignorance as fact.

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