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Writers:
Charles Kaufman (screenplay)
Michael Stone (screenplay)
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Release Date:
September 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Horse of a Comedy! See more »
Plot:
Three lovely waitresses contend with a drunken, slovenly chef and mutinous patrons. | Add synopsis »
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"It looks like you fought the Civil War in here!" See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Jim Harris ... Jerry
Carol Drake ... Andrea
Carol Bevar ... Jennifer
Renata Hickey ... Lindsey (as Renata Majer)
Hunt Block ... Bill (as David Hunt)

Tony Denison ... Moe (as Anthony Sarrero)
Ed Fenton ... Mr. Bellerman
Augie Grompone ... Piebalt
Bonnie Horan ... Mrs. Bellerman
Fred Salador ... Mr. Cavendish
Wendy Stuart ... Miss Watkins, Mr. Cavendish's Assistant
William Kirksey ... Mr. Alfred
Katya Colman ... Mrs. Alfred
Nancy Salis ... Ms. Cawley
Helen Perle ... Mrs. Margolis
Jonathan Bustle ... Mugger

Peter Van Norden ... Policeman
Iris Longmoor ... Stenographer
Lola Ross ... Librarian
Molly Grose ... Dean Pugh
Louis Homyak ... Dimitri
Anthony Blades ... Felix
Carl Sturmer ... Man in Library
Terry Inch ... Tom
Ernest Olson ... Man in laundrymat
Robin Burroughs ... Ms Sharkey
Ben Rilman ... Heart Attack Victim
Patricia Kaufman ... Pregnant Lady (as Pat Kaufman)
Enrique Ellas ... Jose
Arnold Baker ... Black Dishwasher
Ben Rubin ... Gay Dishwasher
Maris Herz ... Strangled Jogger
Dawn Marie Morano ... Nancy
Joan Daniels ... Rosie
Susan Lee Hoffman ... Kitty (as Susan Hoffman)
Shelley Dibaisi ... Joan
Ann Ellis ... Elise
Melinda Erichner ... Elise with Wine Client
Kathryn Haley ... Katie
Andria Hunt ... Lilli
Allison Edwards ... Alice
Ellen Podell ... Ellen
Lynn Ann Castle ... 'Cheap' Waitress
Al Lanza ... Gay Director
Lawrence Mintz ... Chicken Fat Director
Patrick Kerris ... Garbageman
Robert Vogel ... Theater Guard
David Dimmick ... First Director
Marie Scinto ... War and Peace Waitress
Stephanie Ross ... Trenada Waitress
Denise Torcher ... Chicken Waitress
Maryanne August ... Waitress
Linda Badamo ... Waitress
Leslie Sherryle ... Waitress
Jenny Friedlander ... Waitress
George Blanchard III ... Busboy
Chris Intante ... Busboy

John Vidor ... Busboy
Ron Booth ... Busboy
Calvert DeForest ... Veggies Diner (as Calvert deForest)
Mark Jay Harris ... Diner with Fly and Veggies
Bob Billa ... Fly in Soup Diner
John Moraitis ... Wine Diner
Eddy Rhodes ... Bestmessman
Ilena Haichen ... Mr. Cowley's Assistant #1
Patricia Quinn ... Mr. Cowley's Assistant #2 (as Patti Quinn)
Karen Baer ... Mr. Cowley's Secretary
Leo Gorcey Jr. ... Stagehand
Martha Basken ... Barbara
J.D. Ellis ... Bob Cobb
Graham Hayes ... Fred Zebo
Rich Craven ... Halery
Chris Ryan ... Chinese Delivery Boy
Laura Schwartz ... Wet T-shirt Girl (as Laura Suarez)
Ruth Kaufman ... 'No' Director #1
Bernard Sohn ... 'No' Director #2
Harris Baumgold ... 'No' Director #3
Paul Dorman ... Assistant in Laundrymat
Frank Apisa ... Kitchenson (as Frank Apige)
Michael Ormont ... Chef's Assistant

Scott Valentine ... Swingdog Dope Busboy
Barry Shapiro ... Spaghetti Busboy
Stuart Avon ... Tray Dropping Busboy
Mark Zinder ... Trendy Busboy
Aaron Mostel ... Stroganoff Diner
Joe Zarro ... Reservation Man
Joe Giacoma ... Cottage Cheese Diner
Sarah Albertson ... Hoosht Diner
Ed Wolf ... Hoosht Diner (as Dr. Ed Wolf)
Anilo de Simone ... 'Cheap' Diner #1
Michael Halata ... 'Cheap' Diner #2 / Extra
Mike Lawrence ... Boy Who Wants Food
Mike Alpert ... Hothouse Diner
Claude Vincent ... Smoke in Ears (as Claud Vincent)
Charles Pit ... Man with Tolstoy
Cindy Drake ... Scandal in Food Woman
John O'Grady ... Scandal in Food Man
Birve Wing ... Turtle in Soup Woman
Ralph Rizzolo ... Turtle in Soup Man
John Haney ... Cavendish Party Man #1 / Board Member #1
Art Bromin ... Cavendish Party Man #2 / Board Member #2
Chris Doyle ... Cavendish Party Man #3
Billy Scartuto ... Pizza Boy
Casey Wayne ... Decorator
Rob Ross ... Coke Neighbor
Winnie Taramajian ... Belly Dancer
Larry Flythe ... Sin of Husbands / Diner
Robert Edelstein ... Poker Player
George Altman
Michael Barcellos ... Mechanic
Mel Barnard
Jerome Brenner
Paul DeAngelo (as Paul de Angelo)
Sharon Dennis
Janet Drake
Lavonne Laton
Peggy Hammersmith
Craig Hansford
Michael Hardy ... Extra / Restaurant Personnel
David James
Bruno Kraig
Gini Lancaster
Jeff Luciano
Glen McCloskey
Micky MacKieroy
Lindy Owens
Mark Reese
Jane Reible
Sybil Rosen
David Rosenthal
Sal Schillizzi
Andrew Sears
Kevin Smith
Kim Snyder
William Sturgess
Paul Temmir
Daniel Tuck
Karen Vaccaro
Deborah Warner
Steve Wynn
Lisa Bi ... Restaurant Personnel
Murray Bindle ... Restaurant Personnel
Bryna Blumberg ... Restaurant Personnel
Lorraine Bruvitti ... Restaurant Personnel
Deidre Daly ... Restaurant Personnel
Michael Dorsey ... Restaurant Personnel
Irwin Gilman ... Restaurant Personnel
David Gootman ... Restaurant Personnel
Jason Graves ... Restaurant Personnel
Kathy Hannigan ... Restaurant Personnel
Jules Jacobs ... Restaurant Personnel
Skip Lance ... Restaurant Personnel
Jody Lister ... Restaurant Personnel
Len Marcy ... Restaurant Personnel
Maryanne Ormont ... Restaurant Personnel
Sandra Park ... Restaurant Personnel
Ron Roth ... Restaurant Personnel
Julie Simone ... Restaurant Personnel
Inga Thomas ... Restaurant Personnel
Nancy Thompson ... Restaurant Personnel

James L. Brewster ... Diner (as James Brewster)
Nancy Drake ... Diner
Nick Garzillo ... Diner
Nick Garzillo Jr. ... Diner
Stanley Goldstein ... Diner
Eileen Heary ... Diner
Suzanne Kennedy ... Diner
Steve Laserson ... Diner
Toby Lawrence ... Diner
Nancy Mercante ... Diner
Willy McCray ... Diner
Betty Miller ... Diner
Al Nardi ... Diner
Tony Palazolla ... Diner
Ethan Roskin ... Diner
Ken Roskin ... Diner
Jay Ross ... Diner
Alben Sadar ... Diner
Angelo Schillizzi ... Diner
Steve Shubert ... Diner
Lisa Zari ... Diner
Peter Arnoff ... Cowley's Office
Paul Badome ... Cowley's Office
Ramona Bond ... Cowley's Office
Teresa Conroy ... Cowley's Office
Halena Faskile ... Cowley's Office
Charlene Grico ... Cowley's Office
Perry Haberman ... Cowley's Office
Elizabeth Kaitan ... Cowley's Office
Peggy Kovack ... Cowley's Office
Gina Kowalsky ... Cowley's Office
Lauren Krapin ... Cowley's Office
Lory Macosson ... Cowley's Office
Carla Malchick ... Cowley's Office
Kathleen Manousos ... Cowley's Office
Cindi Mewhorter ... Cowley's Office
Emily Miller ... Cowley's Office
Louis Moore ... Cowley's Office

Chris Noth ... Cowley's Office (as Christopher Noth)
Karen Primack ... Cowley's Office
Allison Roska ... Cowley's Office
Eve Sandler ... Cowley's Office
Susan Teesdale ... Cowley's Office
Debra Arch ... Bellerman's Office
Michael DeLucia ... Bellerman's Office
Richard DeSantis ... Bellerman's Office (as Richard de Santis)
Lori Evans ... Bellerman's Office
Denise Gamble ... Bellerman's Office
Diane Gamble ... Bellerman's Office
Abraham Gorlin ... Bellerman's Office
Phyllis Guggenhelm ... Bellerman's Office
Lisa Hannigan ... Bellerman's Office
Gina Krulger ... Bellerman's Office
Dawnmarie Marano ... Bellerman's Office
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
June Martin ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Herz 
Lloyd Kaufman  (as Samuel Weil)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Kaufman  screenplay
Michael Stone  screenplay
Michael Stone  story

Produced by
Tony Gittelson .... associate producer
Michael Herz .... producer
Ira Kanarick .... associate producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... producer (as Samuel Weil)
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Kaufman 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Loewenthal  (as Dan Lowenthal)
 
Casting by
Martha Mitchell 
 
Art Direction by
Barry Shapiro 
 
Production Management
Eileen Nad Castaldi .... production supervisor
Kevin Dowd .... unit manager
Celia Hughes .... production manager
Stuart Strutin .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martha Mitchell .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Donna Catanzaro .... assistant sound
Richard W. Haines .... sound editor
Kathleen King .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James A. Lebovitz .... assistant cameraman (as James Lebovitz)
Jim Rosenthal .... assistant cameraman (as James Rosenthal)
Tony Szulc .... lighting technician
Richard Winkler .... second assistant cameraman
 

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88 min
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Trivia:
The story for this film was inspired by the women's liberation movement.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tromeo and Juliet (1996)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
"It looks like you fought the Civil War in here!", 26 March 2002
Author: Popeye-8 from Nebraska

This movie qualifies as a "guilty" pleasure...a loopy plot surrounding an aspiring actress and her restauranteur-wannabe boyfriend (and actually featuring some quality 'soft-core' sex scenes that actually enhance the plot/humor), intercut with some of the best/worst sight gags and one-liners ever filmed. You actually wait for the the next joke, to see if it will fall into one or the other categories!

A major complain is that the movie never really decides WHAT to be--soft-core porn, slapstick comedy or gag-fest. That indecisiveness really throws off the movie's plot, wherever it is.

You will never, ever order wine the same after seeing this movie.

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