Diner (1983)

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This pilot for the TV version of the critically acclaimed feature Diner (1982) focused on the complaints of the wives, Elyse and Beth, that their husbands were spending too much time hanging at the diner with their friends.

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This pilot for the tv version of the critical acclaimed feature DINER (1982) focused on the complaints of the wives, Elyse and Beth, that their husbands were spending too much time hanging at the diner with their friends. Written by Tony Adam <anthony-adam@tamu.edu>

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Okay pilot
29 March 2004 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is the pilot for a proposed telly version of Barry Levinson's brilliant debut film "Diner"; the pilot version aired on CBS in August of 1983, and has recently been show on the TRIO channel, also.

This version had the same clever writing and decent ensemble acting of the movie, and only Paul Reiser returned for the telly version, playing the mooch "Modell". Mike Binder played "Eddie", James Spader played "Fenwick", the late Max Cantor played "Shrevie", and the oddly not credited (on www.IMDb.com) Michael Madsen took over for Mickey Rourke as the hair-dressing tough guy "Boogie".

Oddly enough, Eddie's wife "Elyse" figures in the pilot (played by sitcom veteran Alison La Placa), while she is actually never seen completely in the film, which seemed to show Eddie's ultimate terror at getting married.

The film "Diner" is one of my "desert island" films, I have always loved the movie, and the pilot version is also worth a look.


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