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Too Many Chefs (1978)

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (original title)
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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Taglines:

The mystery-comedy that tastes as good as it looks. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Playing a pompous gourmet in this film was Robert Morley who due to the popularity of the character went onto make a series of successful television commercials for Heinz soup. Morley was awarded Best Supporting Actor from both the National Society of Film Critics Awards (1979) and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (1978). Morely was also nominated in the same category at the Golden Globes. See more »

Quotes

Max: Don't tell me another cook has been murdered! Who is it this time, Aunt Jemima?
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Connections

Remade as Who Is Killing the Great Chefs? See more »

Soundtracks

La Paloma
(uncredited)
Music by Sebastián Yradier
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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a tasty whodunit
12 November 2000 | by HardToFindMoviesSee all my reviews

This is one of those rare comedies that doesn't become dated and stale over time. The European air of this film keeps the pacing smooth and interesting and fortunately George Segal doesn't try to take over the picture. Robert Morley is fantastic in a tour de force performance as the world's largest and greatest food snob-a total snot who lives very moment filled with food, dry wit and sarcasm. The food looks great and one should definitely have snacks handy when indulging in this fine film. As for the whodunit? When the killer was finally revealed I had guessed wrong and enjoyed every moment. I should note that this fine comedy can often be difficult to locate for viewing in the USA and I have never seen a sharp DVD print -- still this film will make you smile and laugh and is well worth seeking out.


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