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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 »

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

Nan Lyons (novel), Ivan Lyons (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Robby Ross
Jacqueline Bisset ... Natasha
Robert Morley ... Max
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Kohner
Philippe Noiret ... Moulineau
Jean Rochefort ... Grandvilliers
Gigi Proietti ... Ravello (as Luigi Proietti)
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Fausto Zoppi
Madge Ryan ... Beecham
Frank Windsor ... Blodgett
Peter Sallis ... St. Claire
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Doyle
John Le Mesurier ... Dr. Deere
Joss Ackland ... Cantrell
Jean Gaven ... Salpetre
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Storyline

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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A delicious mystery. See more »

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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The original novel revealed the murderer at the very beginning; the film opted to reveal it at the end. In addition, the film's killer in the film was not the same one as the novel. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Deere: Ah, Maximilian, how very good of you to be so punctual!
Max: The name is Vandeveer. I don't wish to be on first name terms with anyone who's had their fingers up my rectum.
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Connections

Referenced in Alice: Who's Kissing the Great Chef of Phoenix? (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

La Paloma
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Music by Sebastián Yradier
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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A funny farce, failed by poor DVD product.
29 June 2010 | by jaybird2k101See all my reviews

I loved this delightful farce, when it came out in the theaters, decades ago. Segal, Bisset, and Morley, are a joy to watch. I waited for years fro the DVD format to hit the shelves. What a disappointing experience. The disc is not letterbox, nor closed captioned, there is NO Menu, and looks no better than a VSH tape. There is a disclaimer, in fine print, that the DVD will only play on DVD "Play only" devices, and may not play on your PC. WD cheaped out on this product. The story is filled with fine foods, kitchen antics, and rapid fire funnies. It was filmed on location all over Europe. The grizzly murders,are shocking. The many characters are played broadly, but then this a comedy. Well worth your time.


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