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Bagdad Cafe (1987)
"Out of Rosenheim" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 April 1988 (USA)
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A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.

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Jasmin Münchgstettner
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Brenda
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Rudi Cox
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Debby
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Phyllis
Darron Flagg ...
Salomo
George Aguilar ...
Cahuenga
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Sal
Hans Stadlbauer ...
Münchgstettner
Alan S. Craig ...
Eric
Apesanahkwat ...
Sheriff Arnie
Ronald Lee Jarvis ...
Trucker Ron
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Trucker Mark
Ray Young ...
Trucker Ray
Gary Lee Davis ...
Trucker Gary
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Storyline

Out of Rosenheim (Bagdad Café) is a look into the minds and lives of some people most of us have met but few of us know much about. This movie exemplifies how one person in the right place can affect a community of lives. The Adlons seem to express the view that all change and "magic" comes from hard work and mutual acceptance. A well-crafted view of the lives of tourists everywhere and the difficulties they can face. A Whimsical and lovingly Photographed look at the vast wasteland that is too often ignored by much of humanity. Written by The Kid in Bellevue

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desert | magic | motel | sneeze | immigration | See more »

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Off Route 66 between Vegas and nowhere a little magic's going on... See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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22 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$3,587,303 (USA)
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The shadow of the camera crew is (deliberately) visible while the credits for the cinematographer are on the screen. See more »

Quotes

Brenda: Don't tell me that was it, Arnie! I mean, you gotta be kidding! That what I had you come up here for? I don't believe it! I mean she, she shows up outta nowhere without a car, without a map. She ain't got nothing but a suitcase filled with men's clothing. How come? How come she act so funny like she was gonna stay here forever? And with no clothes?! No! I don't like it! It don't make no sense at all! No, no, no, no, no! It don't make no sense!
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Calling You
Written by Bob Telson
Performed by Jevetta Steele
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I never wanted to leave...
22 August 2003 | by (New Malden,England) – See all my reviews

I sat down and watched this in a rather distressed state having had a trying day. After a few minutes into the film my mood changed as I became immersed into this strange tale of a harassed owner of a cafe in the middle of nowhere and a tourist from Germany. The owner of the cafe brilliantly played by CCH Pounder is just as bemused as we are why this German tourist delightfully played by Marianne Sagebrecht wants to stay at her cafe. This is a wonderfully unpredictable film never going where most films would go. It's utterly charming and I only got distressed again when I realised it was about to end! (9/10)


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