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Off the Menu - The Last Days of Chasen's
Off the Menu - The Last Days of Chasen's
Actors: Raymond Bilbool, Tommy Gallagher, Trisha Absher, Army Archerd, Maureen Arthur
Directors: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
Genres: Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 30min

From the award-winning filmmakers behind American Splendor comes their debut film about the beloved Chasen?s restaurant, a Hollywood mainstay where everyone from Charlton Heston to Madonna was served for over fifty years. ...  more »

     
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Actors: Raymond Bilbool, Tommy Gallagher, Trisha Absher, Army Archerd, Maureen Arthur
Directors: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
Creators: Alicia Sams, Diandra Douglas, James V. Kimsey, Julia King, Julia Strohm, Rob Grader
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography, History, Docurama
Studio: NEW VIDEO GROUP
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 03/30/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Beautifully done Hollywood history-humorous poignant
11/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have seen this wonderful film in Hollywood, New York and Wasington D.C. and it never disappoints. There is so much in it that it is always interesting and a joy to watch. There are many fascinating persnalities--both the Chasen's staff and old Hollywood personalities-and they are portrayed with amazing sensitivity, humor and intelligence."
Entertaining and thoughtful portrayal of a Hollywood Legend
Robert R. Hamady (rrhamady@earthlin | 10/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Off the Menu is a beautifully produced movie about one of the places where old Hollywood legends where made. It is filmed as a documentary but it comes off as an entertaining collection of stories about Hollywood and the people that made it famous.Chasens is no longer operating but is actually still standing, or was at the begining of October '99. Going inside after seeing the movie was great. The old set-up is still there and, given a bit of imagination, I could feel what it might have been like at the top of its time.A great movie overall - I'm buying two!RRH - 10/15/99"
Great documentary!
Robert R. Hamady (rrhamady@earthlin | 03/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's" is the best documentary I've seen in a long time. The documentary catches the audience and in a fascinating and human way describes the atmosphere, the staff who dedicated their lives serving the stars, but also deals with the evolution in the restaurant business that played a role in the closing of this famous Hollywood restaurant. It's a great documentary! Buy it!"
** "IT'S OVER 20 YEARS OLD...TEAR IT DOWN !" ***
PETER P MORALES | BUENA PARK, CA United States | 12/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"THAT'S HOW JAY LENO JOKES WHEN INTERVIEWED IN THIS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A LOS ANGELES LEGEND CALLED CHASEN'S. THE HEARSE IN THE OPENING SEQUENCE MAY AS WELL BE CARRYING THE SOUL OF ALL THE FAMOUS PATRONS WHO EVER VISITED THE FAMED RESTUARANT. TORN DOWN TO MAKE WAY FOR A MORE PROFITABLE MALL, CHASEN'S NOW LIVES ON ONLY IN THIS DOCUMENTARY. OVER THE YEARS, THE CLIENTELLE INCLUDED THE BIGGEST STARS IN HOLLYWOOD, BUT THE REAL STAR OF THIS FILM IS CHASEN'S.****RENT OR BUY IT ! *******"