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The Lunch Date (1989)

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A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad.

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In a cafe, a white woman walks away from her table to get silverware. When she returns, she sees a black man eating her lunch. She shares her dinner with the stranger, and he gets coffee for the two of them. Not until he leaves does she look across the room and see that her own meal was on another table. The story derives from a classic urban legend, usually referred to as "A Packet of Biscuits" and circulating since 1972. The same plot was used in the Dutch film "Boeuf Bourgignon" (1988), although neither filmmaker was aware of the other film. Written by Anonymous

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I Don't Want To Walk Without You
by Jule Styne
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The old woman need to change her character.
3 September 2013 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

One day the old woman walk in the street, then suddenly she hit the man. Of course she get angry, but the man was gone. When she check her luggage, she knows that her train ticket is disappear. she is shock, so she go to the restaurant to eat meal. First she put luggage on the sofa then she goto the food court. After she sit the sofa, she realize that her luggage is gone. She look around the table, she find the man who eat meal. She sit the seet opposite the man. The man is surprise and he gave her a fierce look. After that she eat the man's meal because she think he is steal her meal. To tell the truth, that is wrong. I think she need to be more careful. The man is very kind, because hr give her coffee for free. If I were the man, I get angry to the woman. I want to the woman that you should change the character. this is a typical of the old woman like stubborn. Thus I can understand her feeling. this movie is so exciting. I want to see again!!


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