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Bagdad Cafe (1987) Poster

(1987)

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According to CCH Pounder, Jack Palance refused to do a romantic scene with Marianne Sägebrecht because he found her unattractive. The scene was shot with each actor at separate times and edited together.
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Whoopi Goldberg turned down the part of Brenda. She later played the part in the TV version Bagdad Cafe (1990).
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The film was shot in sequence in order to accommodate Marianne Sägebrecht who did not speak much English.
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When Brenda is on a rant in the parking lot of the motel, she exits the scene to the left and then reenters to the right having walked through the fourth wall behind the camera.
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The shadow of the camera crew is (deliberately) visible while the credits for the cinematographer are on the screen.
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