Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
January 21, 2019, 01:39:33 PM
614148 Posts in 47445 Topics by 6332 Members
Latest Member: PeggyStuck Forum  |  Information Exchange  |  What Was That Film?  |  Solved  |  A bomb in a bombe « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: A bomb in a bombe  (Read 1139 times)
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken

Karma: 1402
Posts: 11156

« on: February 12, 2011, 06:36:45 PM »

Something made me think of this movie, and I can't remember what it was. It was a 70s or early 80s detective comedy, possibly with an American detective in Europe. At some point in the movie, somebody tries to blow up an important gathering by planting an explosive device in the dessert - a bombe glacee. Naturally, the hero tries to tell people it's a bomb, and they respond as you would imagine. I can't remember much of this movie. Might have been made for TV.

It was definitely not Inspector Clouseau, who I do recall doing a similar gag in one of his movies. That was, I think, a plum pudding.

"Join me in the abyss of savings."
Movie Reviewer And Professional Nit-Picking Geek
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 244
Posts: 1613

Gone but not forgotten... well, KINDA forgotten.

« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 10:36:55 PM »

Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? is what you probably mean.

Here's the Wikipedia listing; check out the plot rundown (SPOILERS IN LINK)


TheDope: bringing the conversation to a grinding halt since 2002.
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken

Karma: 1402
Posts: 11156

« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 11:39:46 PM »

That must be it, and looking at the listing, I can picture George Segal as the hero. Funny, because what got me thinking about it was seeing Robert Morley in something else, which made me think of Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, which made me think of the bomb/bombe scene, except that I remembered it as a different movie for some reason.

That's probably because I saw it once, or maybe twice, about 30 years ago, and the memory is pretty vague. I had also remembered Great Chefs of Europe as being made in the late 60s or early 70s, rather than 1978, and being a bit more surreal. I was probably getting it a little bit mixed up with Theater of Blood (1973), which also had prominent people killed off in bizarrely appropriate ways, including a gluttonous Robert Morley.

Anyway, that's the movie. Thank you.

"Join me in the abyss of savings."
Pages: [1] Forum  |  Information Exchange  |  What Was That Film?  |  Solved  |  A bomb in a bombe « previous next »
    Jump to:  

    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email

    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.