Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1998)

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Yanni Actor Himself 1 1000025
Shari Springer Berman Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Pulcini Director n/a 2 2000002
Quentin Tarantino Actor Himself 1 1000024
Don Rickles Actor Himself 1 1000023
Jay Leno Actor Himself 1 1000020
Johnny Mathis Actor Himself 1 1000021
Suzanne Pleshette Actor Herself 1 1000022
Julia Strohm Producer n/a 3 3000001
Diandra Douglas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Robert Pulcini Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mark Suozzo Music n/a 120781 8000001
John Halaby Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Sandra Chandler Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Ken Kobland Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Alicia Sams Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
James Kimsey Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000004
Sally Kirkland Actor Herself 1 1000019
Samuel L. Jackson Actor Himself 1 1000018
Sharon Stone Actor Herself 1 1000006
Ed McMahon Actor Himself 1 1000007
Ronnie Clint Actor Himself--General Manager 1 1000008
Martin Landau Actor Himself 1 1000005
Jack Lemmon Actor Himself 1 1000004
Fay Wray Actor Herself 1 1000002
Donna Summer Actor Herself 1 1000003
Pepe Ruiz Actor Himself--Bartender 1 1000009
Tommy Gallagher Actor Himself--Captain 1 1000010
Gerald Ford Actor Himself 1 1000015
Merv Griffin Actor Himself 1 1000016
Bob Hope Actor Himself 1 1000017
Matt Dillon Actor Himself 1 1000014
Steve Allen Actor Himself 1 1000013
Jackie Collins Actor Herself 1 1000011
Angela Bassett Actor Herself 1 1000012
Raymond Bilbool Actor Himself--Chasen's Banquet Supervisor 1 1000001
Synopsis
Capturing a behind-the-scenes look at the real life humor and drama surrounding the legendary Hollywood haunt that served the stars for 59 years. As the clock ticks toward Chasen's final day, the film captures everything from the last Oscar party to the tearful farewells of closing night. Eras collide as dozens of celebrities reminisce--from Fay Wray and Sharon Stone to Robert Wagner and Quentin Tarantino. But the film's real stars are the devoted staff: the compulsively elegant waiters. Men like the infamous Tommy Gallagher who dared to call Sinatra Frank." Or bartender Pepe Ruiz, who invented a fiery cocktail for Martini enthusiast Dean Martin. Packed with booze, flaming steaks and red leather banquettes, the documentary is an invitation into the world where the original swingers swung.
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