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Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s (October, 1997)

Chasen's Off the MenuBRIEF PLOT DESCRIPTION

In 1995, Chasen’s closed its doors after 60 years of serving chili to movie stars and visiting dignitaries, Presidents and the Pope. During its two final weeks, Chasen regulars (actors and producers), staff, and management sat for interviews.

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GENERAL FILM INFORMATION

GENRE: Documentary
SETTING: Chasen’s Restaurant
FILMING LOCATIONS: Chasen’s Restaurant
U.S. RELEASE DATE: October, 1997
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes; 1 hour 30 minutes
RATING: Not Rated

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DIRECTOR: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
PRODUCER: Julia Strohm
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Diandra Douglas, James V. Kimsey, Alicia Sams
EDITOR: Robert Pulcini
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sandra Chandler, Ken Kobland
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Mark Suozzo
PRODUCTION COMPANY: A la Carte Entertainment, Lobos Grande, Off the Menu LLC
DISTRIBUTOR: Northern Arts Entertainment

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CAST :: ALL PERSONS APPEARING AS THEMSELVES

Raymond Bilbool
Tommy Gallagher – waiter

REMAINING APPEARANCES LISTED ALPHABETICALLY

Trisha Absher
Steve Allen
Armey Archerd
Desi Arnaz
Maureen Arthur
Lauren Bacall
Lucille Ball
Billy Barty
Angela Bassett
Humphrey Bogart
David Brown
Oleg Cassini
Dave Chasen
Byron Clark
Gary Coleman
Jackie Collins
Pierre Cossette
Bing Crosby
Billy Davis, Jr.
Nancy Davis
Bo Derek
Matt Dillon
Ralph Edwards
Eddie Fisher
Joan Fontaine
Betty Ford
Gerald Ford
Michael J. Fox
Charles W. Fries
David Frost
Neal Gabler
Patrick Gallagher-waiter
John Gavin
Hugh Grant
Merv Griffin
Dale Gross
Paul Gross
Monty Hall
Adam Heller
Charlton Heston
Ladislav Hodur
Bob Hope
Rock Hudson
Elizabeth Hurley
Samuel L. Jackson
Van Johnson
Jennifer Jones
Jimmy Jones-Chasen’s Porter
Quincy Jones
Sally Kellerman
Grace Kelly
Deborah Kerr
Nastassja Kinski
Sally Kirkland
Dan Klosterman
Martin Landau
Jessica Lange
Jack Lemmon
Jay Leno
Michael Lerner
Jerry Lewis
Art Linkletter
Carol Linley
Courtney Love
A.C. Lyles
Anthony Macchio
Mark Maiden
Dean Martin
Johnny Mathis
Marilyn McCoo
Ed McMahon
Marvin Michaelson
Robert Mitchum
Margaret O’Brien
Dale Olson
Ava Ostern Fries
Suzanne Pleshette
Colin Powell
Tyrone Power
Kelly Preston
Ronald Reagan
Debbie Reynolds
Miranda Richardson
Don Rickles
Milton Rudin
Mrs. Milton Rudin
Val Schwab
Dinah Shore
Frank Sinatra
Tom Snyder
Rod Steiger
James Stewart
Sharon Stone
Donna Summer
Quentin Tarantino
Elizabeth Taylor
Shirley Temple
John Travolta
Claire Trevor
Lana Turner
Eleanor Vallee
Robert Wagnre
Natalie Wood
Ralph Woodworth
Fay Wray
Jane Wyman
Yanni

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AWARDS AND HONORS

Hamptons International Film Festival, 1997

NOMINEE: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
CATEGORY: Best Documentary Feature
RESULT: WonNewport International Film Festival, 1998

NOMINEE: Robert Pulcini, Sherri Springer Berman
CATEGORY: Special Jury Award – Documentary Competition
RESULT: Won

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