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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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One of few food films which are black comedies. Others include The Last Supper (1995), Marco Ferreri's La grande bouffe (1973) [Blow Out] and Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989). See more »

Quotes

Max: [Berating a subordinate] What next, the 'Andes Plane Crash Cookbook'?
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References Theater of Blood (1973) See more »

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La Paloma
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Music by Sebastián Yradier
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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Cooking up a delightful comedy murder mystery.
11 April 2007 | by (Central City, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

This is one of those often overlooked comedy gems, which people miss probably because of the title. George Segal is a riot as the entrepreneur ex-husband of Pastry Chef Jacquline Bisset, who is chasing her around Europe to get her to be the Spokes person for his latest Food chain of restaurants called "H-Dumpty" Bisset's character is one of four chefs being honored by being invited to create part of a fabulous meal for the Queen of England, set up by a very Obese Robert Morley, as the acerbic and insulting Editor-in-chief and Publisher of a first class gourmet magazine. But after the great dinner someone starts bumping off the four chefs in the manner of their own specialties. The suspects include Segal and other envious chefs not invited to participate in the historic event. Bisset becomes rather concerned when she realizes that she is the last name on the list. From there the mayhem and madcap comedy ensues. Let the game begin.


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