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Late for Dinner (1991)

Two young men evading the police for a crime they didn't commit are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on).




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Lovegren
Brian Wimmer ...
Willie Husband
Joy Husband
Cassy Friel ...
Little Jessica Husband
Bob Freeman
Little Donald Freeman
Duane Gardener (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
Officer Tom Bostich
Dr. Dan Chilblains
Donald Hotton ...
Dr. Chris Underwood
Leland Shakes
Billy Vera ...
Male Radio D.J. (voice)
Truck Driver
Silent Bit Sam ...
Waving Man
Counter Girl


Two young men, one in need of medical attention, are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The two are preoccupied with the fact that the police are pursuing them to realise what they are doing. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on). Written by Rob Hartill

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Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arhiste to deipno horis emas  »

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Box Office


$8,906,823 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place in 1962 and 1991. See more »


[first lines]
Frank Lovegren: [narration] It was 1962. Willie and me had been traveling through the night, running from a crime we never committed. Willie was still driving pretty good, considering he had a bullet in his body and all.
Frank Lovegren: [to a dozing Willie] Sure is strange to be driving on this side of the road...
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Janeane Garofalo's last name is misspelled as "Garofolo." See more »


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it's more than two guys getting frozen for nearly 30 years...
19 November 2000 | by (Nelson New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I just saw 'Late for Dinner' again on TV.

I forgot how much I liked it.

It's both simple and silly but it's also sweet and endearing.

I guess, for me it seems like an Australian film that was made in America. No big bang special effects. Great characters and a laconic but genuine feel about the story, the characters, and the overall impression.

Both guys are cute and believable in this really unbelievable yarn.

I cried when Willy met up with his 'old' wife Joy. They both did it so well.

No great intellectual challenges here...just a most enjoyable movie.

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