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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made and released about two years after its source novel "Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe" by Nan Lyons and Ivan Lyons was first published in 1976. The film's source novelists later wrote another similarly titled book, "Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of America". See more »

Quotes

Max: Won't it be fun, just the two of us in my kitchen!
Robby Ross: There's the three of us.
Max: [speaking to Natasha] So much for the fun.
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Featured in Ted Kotcheff's Gourmet Cinema (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

La Paloma
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Music by Sebastián Yradier
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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A Meal of Murder
30 December 2001 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

"Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?" offers up a tasty recipe, combining mystery with laughs. This movie is peppered with colorful characters, such as Max, the snobbish English gourmand magazine editor, Robbie, the brash American fast food magnate, and a host of eccentric chefs. And you also get a feast for the eyes, with colorful views of London, Paris and Venice, and lush images of haute cuisine. This movie is satisfying, and perhaps will leave you hungry for more!


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