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Kitchen Confidential 

A bad-boy chef runs wild in his New York City eatery.

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Jack Bourdain, a once famous chef, has hit rock bottom. Out of the blue, Jack is offered an opportunity to get back in the game as head chef at a top New York restaurant. There's just one problem: the owner gives Jack a mere 48 hours to fully staff his kitchen and prepare to dazzle over 300 customers - including the food critic for the New York Times. Written by CaptainStigmata

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Fame. Success. Money. He partied it all away. Now, this chef is getting a second chance... But his "dirty dozen" crew still has a taste for trouble.

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19 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Poverljivo iz kuhinje  »

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Was born out of an attempt to adapt the original book into a movie called "Seared" starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher. See more »

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Tyrone: He's leaving? Who's going to cover his shift?
Suze: Paco.
Paco: Fuego! Fuego! Fuego!
Tyrone: Paco keeps bursting into flames!
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Referenced in Bones: Two Bodies in the Lab (2006) See more »

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Way better than expected. Good TV.
25 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was horrified when I heard of plans to turn Tony Bourdain's excellent book into a TV series. But I just saw a preview and this is pretty good. Not as cool as Tony just being Tony; but a well done show. Not stupid and sitcomy with a laugh track. It's a bit cleaned up from the book, but I do think it keeps the same feel. Not quite as gritty, but good. I laughed out loud more than once. Great supporting cast. How can you go wrong with Xander from Buffy, Harold from Harold and Kumar, Frank Langella and Jamie King? Excellent pairing with Arrested Development, but I'm afraid this show is just a bit too smart for Network TV. Might be more at home on FX. But I loved it.


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