Just Desserts

Just Desserts

Director: Kevin Connor

Cast: Kevin Connor, Lauren Holly, Costas Mandylor, Dorie Barton

     
 
The Bronx bakery owned by the family of Marco Poloni (Costas Mandylor) is on the verge of bankruptcy, and Marco's uncle Fab (David Proval) is poised to sell the place to a nationwide donut chain. To save the establishment and keep it in the family, Marco enters the "Golden Whisk Dessert Competition," hoping to win the 250,000-dollar grand prize. He further persuades

Overview

The Bronx bakery owned by the family of Marco Poloni (Costas Mandylor) is on the verge of bankruptcy, and Marco's uncle Fab (David Proval) is poised to sell the place to a nationwide donut chain. To save the establishment and keep it in the family, Marco enters the "Golden Whisk Dessert Competition," hoping to win the 250,000-dollar grand prize. He further persuades the restaurant's brilliant pastry baker Grace Carpenter (Lauren Holly) to be his partner in the contest, to which she agrees, even though she's fed up to the gills with Marco's explosive temper. Grace isn't the only person who's annoyed at Marco; one of the competing contestants is his former food academy classmate (and now his bitterest enemy) Jacques du Jacques (Andrew Lauer), while among the judges is Marco's onetime teacher and mentor Emile Fragonard (Jean-Pierre Bergeron), who had washed his hands of his contentious student years earlier. And then there's the matter of Grace's jealous boyfriend. A joyous reunion for ex-Picket Fences co-stars Lauren Holly and Costas Mandylor, the made-for-cable Just Desserts premiered February 8, 2004, on the Hallmark Channel.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/03/2006
UPC:
0018713502421
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Good Times Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:28:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lauren Holly Grace Carpenter
Costas Mandylor Marco Poloni
Dorie Barton Candy
Andy Lauer Jacques du Jacques
Brenda Vaccaro Lina Poloni
David Proval Uncle Fab
Maria-Eve Bertrand Angela
Bruce Thomas Jim
Rodger Bumpass Boz Roswell
Alan Shearman Barry Felt
Eugene M. Davis Wesley King
Carol-Ann Susi Mrs. Guzzi
Joseph Laroca Waiter
Wolfgang Puck Himself
Jean-Pierre Bergeron Emile Fragonard
Hans R. Pfleiderer German Judge
Mary Sue Milliken Herself
Susan Feniger Herself

Technical Credits
Kevin Connor Director
Roger Bellon Score Composer
Robert Halmi Executive Producer
Colleen Halsey Editor
Lincoln Lageson Producer
Larry Levinson Executive Producer
Maximo Munzi Cinematographer
Randy Pope Producer
Tim Roberts Production Designer
Joseph Tropiano Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Just Desserts
1. Poloni Brothers [6:07]
2. Too Sweet [8:39]
3. Original Recipe [6:50]
4. True Flavor [7:50]
5. Baker's Secrets [6:13]
6. Stupid Things [8:09]
7. The Showpiece [7:49]
8. Finalist Teams [7:22]
9. Happy Man [6:48]
10. Mr. Excitement [7:57]
11. Moving On [6:45]
12. Team Carpenter [7:32]

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