Notes: Columbia Pictures. 102 minutes.
Clark Kellogg: Matthew Broderick
Carmine Sabatini: Marlon Brando
Tina Sabatini: Penelope Ann Miller
Larry London: Maximilian Schell
Dwight Armstrong: David Stratton
Directors: Andrew Bergman
Producers: Michael Lobell and Mike Lobell
Screenplay: Andrew Bergman
Cinematography: William A. Fraker
Music: David Newman
Summary: The film offers the modern-day misfortunes of Clark Kellogg, a naïve student going to a New York film school. Within 20 minutes of arriving in New York he is robbed. Through a freak chance of luck that exists only in the movies he sees the man who robs him. He is then able to catch the harmless robber who offers to get him a job in exchange for not being turned in to the police. His employer is Carmine Sabatii, and it is alleged that the character Don Corleone from The Godfather is based on this man. The job is too good to be true: he gets $500 for each package he delivers. Unfortunately, Kellogg believes Carmine's assurances that the job is completely legal and agrees to work for the man. The first package that he has to deliver is a Komodo-dragon; the man he is delivering it to is Larry London, an eccentric chef.
Commentary: The only thing that allows this movie to be considered a food movie is the fact that it revolves around the plot of cooking endangered species to serve to deranged socialites who want to try something exotic. There is also an amusing scene when Kellogg is forced to drink some real Italian coffee, and the shots of the Gourmet Club also help to allow this movie to be considered a food film.