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Consuming Passions (1988)

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!

Director:

Giles Foster

Writers:

Michael Palin (play), Terry Jones (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Butterworth ... Ian Littleton
Jonathan Pryce ... Mr. Farris
Freddie Jones ... Graham Chumley
Vanessa Redgrave ... Mrs. Garza
Prunella Scales ... Ethel
Sammi Davis ... Felicity
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Gordon
John Wells John Wells ... Dr. Forrester
Timothy West ... Dr. Rees
Bryan Pringle ... Gateman
Mary Healey ... Mrs. Eggleston
Andrew Sachs ... Jason
Deddie Davies ... Mrs. Coot
William Rushton William Rushton ... Big Teddy
Wincey Willis Wincey Willis ... TV Presenter
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Based on the play 'Secrets' by Michael Palin and Terry Jones it was originally scripted in 1973 and they later adapted it for this film version. See more »

Connections

Version of Black and Blue: Secrets (1973) See more »

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This is one of my personal favorites, as well!
31 May 2011 | by crystalartSee 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Consuming Passions See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,373, 10 April 1988

Gross USA:

$118,206

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,206
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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