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Encyclopedia > Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

DVD cover for the film
Directed by J.F. Lawton
Written by J.F. Lawton
Starring Shannon Tweed, Bill Maher, Karen Mistal, Adrienne Barbeau
Music by Carl Dante
Cinematography Robert Knouse
Editing by Gary W. Goldstein
Release date(s) 1989
Running time 90 mins
Country Flag of United States United States
Language English
IMDb profile


Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death is a 1989 cult classic film and starring Shannon Tweed and Bill Maher. The film is a campy send-up of several pop culture motifs and societal trends, including feminism, B-movies and California. It was written (under the pseudonym J. D. Athens) by J. F. Lawton, who also authored Pretty Woman, the Under Siege series of movies and the television show V.I.P.. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Writer and director Jonathan Fredrick Lawton. ... Writer and director Jonathan Fredrick Lawton. ... Shannon Lee Tweed (born March 10, 1957, St. ... William Bill Maher, Jr. ... Adrienne Jo Barbeau (born June 11, 1945) is an American television, film, and musical theater actress. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Shannon Lee Tweed (born March 10, 1957, St. ... William Bill Maher, Jr. ... For the baseball player Bert Campaneris, see Bert Campaneris For the prestigious bicycle component manufacturer, see Campagnolo The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Feminism is a number of social, cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies that are concerned with cultural, political and economic practices and inequalities that discriminate against women; some have argued that gendered and sexed identities, such as man and woman, are socially constructed. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Jonathan Fredrick Lawton is a screenwriter and director. ... Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy motion picture. ... Under Siege is a 1992 action film in the Die Hard mould. ... V.I.P. was an American syndicated television series than ran for four seasons from 1998 to 2002. ...


Plot

The U.S. government grows worried for the nation's avocado supply after some confrontations with a group of cannibal women (who only eat men) living in the mysterious "Avocado Jungle" (westernmost outpost: San Bernardino). The government recruits Margo Hunt (Tweed), a professor of feminist studies at a local university, to travel into the Avocado Jungle and make contact with the women, hopefully convincing them to move to a reservation/condo in Malibu. Along the way, she must face both perils from the environment, and from her travelling companions: male chauvinist guide Jim (Maher) and ditzy assistant Bunny (Karen Mistal), and meet her arch-nemesis, the evil feminist fanatic Dr. Kurtz, played by talk-show psychologist-celebrity Adrienne Barbeau. ... Binomial name Persea americana Mill. ... Cannibalism is the act or practice of eating members of the same species, e. ... The San Bernardino skyline viewed from Grand Terrace, California San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... BIA map of reservations in the United States Tribal sovereignty: Map of the United States, with non-reservation land highlighted. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ... Location of Malibu in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Ken Kearsley [1] Area  - City  100. ... Chauvinism is extreme and unreasoning partisanship on behalf of a group to which one belongs, especially when the partisanship includes malice and hatred towards a rival group. ... Adrienne Jo Barbeau (born June 11, 1945) is an American television, film, and musical theater actress. ...


The climactic scene features a dialogue between the two main female protagonists/antagonists, with Shannon Tweed's and Adrienne Barbeau's characters holding an advanced feminist ideological discussion on the political morality of sacrificing men on the altar of liberated women. After the absurd discussion with Barbeau's Dr. Kurtz (an allusion to the character of the same name from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness), Karen Mistal's Bunny character rescues Bill Maher's Jim character (himself a reference to Conrad's Lord Jim) from the sacrificial altar. // Joseph Conrad (born Teodor Józef Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-born novelist. ... Heart of Darkness is a novella by Joseph Conrad. ... Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad, originally published in Blackwoods Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. ...


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Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death is a cult classic film made in 1989 and starring Shannon Tweed and Bill Maher.
The U.S. government grows worried for the nation's avocado supply after some confrontations with a group of cannibal women (who only eat men) living in the mysterious "Avocado Jungle" (westernmost outpost: San Bernardino).
The government recruits Margo Hunt (Tweed), a professor of feminist studies at a local university, to travel into the Avocado Jungle and make contact with the women, hopefully convincing them to move to a reservation/condo in Malibu.
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