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30 March 1990 (USA) See more »
Sitcom based on the 1987 indie hit "Bagdad Café" follows two women, a desert motel and diner owner and her guest whose husbands just left them, who slowly develop a rocky friendship. Several colorful characters live there as well.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 9)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Brenda (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

Jean Stapleton ... Jasmine Zweibel (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

James Gammon ... Rudy (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

Monica Calhoun ... Debbie (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

Cleavon Little ... Sal (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sam Whipple ... Dewey Kunkle (9 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Directed by
Paul Bogart (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Writing credits
Mort Lachman (2 episodes, 1990)
Sy Rosen (2 episodes, 1990)

Don Rhymer (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Mount .... producer (6 episodes, 1990)

Zev Braun .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Kaufman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Tom Patchett .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Steve Cioffi (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Set Decoration by
Tom Talbert (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Julia L. Walker .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Norman S. Powell .... production supervisor: CBS (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Adam J. Braff .... leadman (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Greg Gneier .... set designer (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Craig Pittman .... lead man (4 episodes, 1990)

Don 'Tex' Clark .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Amy Vuckovich .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pattie Stone .... light board operator (6 episodes, 1990)

Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Shawn Stevens .... crafts service manager (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

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UK:30 min (13 episodes)

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Whoopi Goldberg was originally offered the part of Brenda in the film Bagdad Cafe (1987) but she turned it down.See more »
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1 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
TV series not film, 22 October 2005
Author: blair-56 from United Kingdom

Well, further to the previous comment you should note at the top that it says TV Servies next to the title. This means that you are indeed incorrect about Whoopi Goldberg as she played the character in the TV Series, but not as you point out in the film version.

I must be bored too - and now I have to fill in the prerequisite number of lines. I don't think this correction was worth the time or effort, but never mind.

I have never seen the film, but remember enjoying the TV series when it was on some years ago, though i was quite young at the time and one should never revisit these things as they have a habit of disappointing you.

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