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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)
Jeremy Roberts ...
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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Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arhiste to deipno horis emas  »

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$8,906,823 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Crazy Credits

Janeane Garofalo's last name is misspelled as "Garofolo." See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »


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Sentimental favorite...
20 June 2004 | by (Irmo, SC) – See all my reviews

Sure, this movie may be a bit on the predictable side, and the whole cryo-stasis thing might be a bit hard to swallow, but once you're able to get to the suspension of belief, what's left is a sweet, sentimental movie that's perfect for you and your special someone to cuddle up to as you watch.

Brian Wimmer and Peter Berg turn in terrific performances as brothers-in-law on-the-run from the authorities because of a crime they didn't commit. Wimmer comes across as being just as honest, caring and sincere as he needs to, which is considerable, since his character and performance depend on it. Berg, playing a somewhat-dimwitted man with a heart of gold is perfect, as he's often been in his minor, but memorable performances. The rest of the cast is more than competent, but the success of this movie depends on its two leads, and they come through with flying colors. You can't help but pull for these guys. One of the first thing a film-maker wants to do is get the audience interested and caring about the main characters, and trust me, you will be...

Funny and sweet, this is the perfect movie for a quiet night alone with your honey. If you consider yourself at all a romantic (love conquers all...and the like), you'll love this movie.

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