Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that... See full summary »
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Theodore J. Flicker
Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance as a result. Kate Palmer is a swinging, hip tour guide who witnesses the strangler leaving her dead neighbor's apartment and sets her sights on the detective. Moe's live-in mother wishes her son would be a successful Jewish doctor like his big brother. Written by
Rod Steiger was initially approached to play the put-upon Jewish cop, not the fiendish serial killer - perhaps because he had recently had a great success playing a Jewish character in "The Pawnbroker", and because the cop was the hero. After he told the producer that whoever played the killer would steal the film, he was offered that part instead. It is worth noting that the part of the killer has been greatly expanded in the film from William Goldman's novel, where the cop is definitely the central character. See more »
When Kate and Morris are traveling downriver in the police launch, they pass the Queen Mary twice even though they never turn around. See more »
Rod Steiger plays a psycho who likes to strangle women to death. George Segal plays a Jewish cop after him. Lovely, young Lee Remick plays Segal's love interest. Unfortunately Steiger is interested in her too.
Very odd movie. The dialogue is crisp, sharp and handled expertly by the cast. It just sounds different--I mean this in a good way. Steiger chews the scenery again & again & again & AGAIN as the killer. Segal is just fine, but he (understandably) pales next to Steiger. Remick is astonishingly beautiful and having a whale of a time in her role. Also Eileen Heckart is a scream as Segal's very Jewish mother. The sequence between her and Remick is a definite highlight.
All in all, a strange, but enjoyable, mix of suspense, humor and romance. Not for everybody but worth a look.
Only debit--more than a few homophobic comments are thrown about as jokes. But then this was made in 1968.
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