Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
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.
Raymond Bilbool, Fay Wray, Donna Summer, Jack Lemmon, Martin Landau, Sharon Stone, Ed McMahon, Ronnie Clint, Pepe Ruiz, Tommy Gallagher, Jackie Collins, Angela Bassett, Steve Allen, Matt Dillon, Gerald Ford, Merv Griffin, Bob Hope, Samuel L. Jackson, Sally Kirkland, Jay Leno, Johnny Mathis, Suzanne Pleshette, Don Rickles, Quentin Tarantino, Yanni