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

PG  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Crime  |  13 September 1978 (France)
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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... See full summary »

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When the world's greatest chefs are killed one by one in a manner that resembles their most famous dish, food critics and other renowned chefs join forces to catch the killer.

Stars: Oliver Platt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Stefano Satta Flores ...
Fausto Zoppi
Madge Ryan ...
Beecham
Frank Windsor ...
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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SEK 1,219,850 (Sweden)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's source novel actually gave the recipes for each dish. See more »

Quotes

Robby Ross: Come on, Nat, you don't consider a roll in the hay with your secretary adultery?
Natasha: What do you call it, shorthand?
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sheer comic delight from beginning to end
4 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This one is going to make it to the roster of all-time great comedies. Its sheer classiness and the elegant level of its wit on both the verbal and visual level - so different from the crassness and vulgarity of much American comedy (the more so in recent years) - made me suspect an English touch, and sure enough, the Canadian-born director, Ted Kotcheff, made his career in the UK. Jacqueline Bissett is a delight to the eye and George Segal makes a charmingly roguish screen presence; they work wonderfully off each other. But Robert Morley - perfectly cast - runs away with the whole movie with his acerbically comic portrayal of the gourmet-cum-gourmand Max. The wonderfully funny food references throughout, and the gorgeous cinematography of European locales put the icing on this comic eclair. And, just for good measure, first-time viewers will have a devil of a time trying to decide just who is killing the great chefs of Europe. This ranks right up there with the best of the Ealing Studios work. A must-see for connoisseurs of literate comedy.


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