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Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

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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Max
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Kohner
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Moulineau
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Grandvilliers
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Ravello (as Luigi Proietti)
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Fausto Zoppi
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Beecham
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Blodgett
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St. Claire
Tim Barlow ...
Doyle
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Dr. Deere
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Cantrell
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Salpetre
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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 their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The mystery-comedy that tastes as good as it looks. See more »

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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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13 September 1978 (France)  »

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Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe  »

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Gourmet Maximillian Vandeveer (Robert Morley)'s credo was: "Other people may eat to live. I live to eat". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Deere: Ah, Maximilian, how very good of you to be so punctual!
Max: The name is Vandeveer. I don't wish to be on first name terms with anyone who's had their fingers up my rectum.
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Remade as Who Is Killing the Great Chefs? See more »

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La Paloma
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Music by Sebastián Yradier
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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Barely-inspired black comedy scrapes by on some snappy dialogue...
20 April 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Famous European chefs are being bumped off in macabre ways; an American fast-food entrepreneur and his dessert-chef ex-wife try to find out who the killer is before she becomes the next target. Screenwriter Peter Stone, working from the novel "Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe" by Ivan and Nan Lyons, gets in some good repartee between the former marrieds, even though George Segal is only half-present (and at times resembles a waxworks figure) and Jacqueline Bisset lugs around some of the ugliest coats imaginable. The supporting cast is under-used, and a midsection excursion to Venice (where Bisset interviews one of those pinching, flirty Italians) really drags its feet--not helped by the poor cinematography and the drab presentation. The whole film is overcast and chilly, with exteriors that look crummy, however Stone's wit occasionally comes through and he does provide a satisfying final twist. *1/2 from ****


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