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Consuming Passions (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  27 March 1992 (Portugal)
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A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Butterworth ...
Ian Littleton
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Mr.Farris
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Graham Chumley
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Mrs. Garza
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Ethel
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Felicity
Thora Hird ...
Mrs.Gordon
John Wells ...
Dr.Forrester
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Dr.Rees
Bryan Pringle ...
Gateman
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Mrs Eggleston
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Jason
Deddie Davies ...
Mrs Coot
William Rushton ...
Big Teddy
Wincey Willis ...
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At his new job at Chumley's Chocolates, Ian Littleton accidentally knocks several workers into a mixing vat, the contents of which are then sent to market. When reviews of the company's new candy come back, they are overwhelmingly negative, except for the areas that received the 'special ingredient'. Ian soon finds himself assigned the task of obtaining more of the ingredient to satisfy the nation's sweet tooth. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A tale of greed, lust and death by chocolate.

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27 March 1992 (Portugal)  »

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A Louca Doçura  »

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$118,206 (USA)
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This is one of my personal favorites, as well!
31 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I tell friends this is the funniest film about cannibalism I've ever seen! I've put in on wish lists, tried Netflix, everything, and I can't find it on DVD.

Fortuntely, I do have a pretty good VHS I can watch whenever I like.

It was my first exposure to Sammi Davis, who later turned up in Quentin Tarantino's "Four Rooms" in her voluptuous best.

The Monty Python influence is obvious. After all Michael Palin and Terry Jones put it together. Terry Gilliam did "Brazil" and here's Jonathan Price. He and Michael Palin starred in Brazil. Another very dark and humorous film.

Finally, there's the totally wonderful Vanessa Redgrave.

Enjoy it if you can find it.


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