Ugh, daddy's a cannibal

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German title Ugh, daddy's a cannibal
Original title Parents
Country of production USA , Canada
original language English
Publishing year 1989
length 80 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Bob Balaban
script Christopher Hawthorne
production Bonnie Palef
music Jonathan Elias
camera Ernest Day
Robin Vidgeon
cut Bill Pankow

Ugh - Daddy is a cannibal (Original title: Parents ) is an American - Canadian horror comedy from 1989 . Directed by Bob Balaban and written by Christopher Hawthorne .


The action takes place in the USA in the 1950s. Ten-year-old Michael Laemle's family moves to a small town. Michael suspects his parents of cannibalism and suspects that they would also give him human flesh to eat. He tells his school colleague Sheila Zellner and the social worker employed at his school these assumptions, but they don't believe him. In the end, Michael kills his father after he stabbed the mother.


Film-Dienst wrote that the film was "an imaginative as well as macabre account of the" American way of life "of the 50s, which admittedly rolled out the child's murder fantasies all too thoroughly" .

Cinema magazine called the film a "biting satire" .


Randy Quaid and Bryan Madorsky received awards from the Mostra Internazionale del Film de Fantascienza e del Fantastico di Roma in 1989 . Randy Quaid was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award in 1990. Bryan Madorsky was nominated for the Saturn Award in 1991 .


The film was shot in Toronto . Its production amounted to an estimated 3 million US dollars . The film grossed approximately $ 871,000 in US cinemas.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Ugh, Daddy is a cannibal in the Lexicon of International FilmsTemplate: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used , accessed on August 20, 2008
  2. Cinema , accessed August 20, 2008
  3. ^ Filming locations for Parents , accessed August 20, 2008
  4. ^ Box office / business for Parents , accessed August 20, 2008