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Late for Dinner (1991)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  20 September 1991 (USA)
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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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Frank Lovegren
Brian Wimmer ...
Willie Husband
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Joy Husband
Cassy Friel ...
Little Jessica Husband
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Bob Freeman
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Little Donald Freeman
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Duane Gardener (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
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Officer Tom Bostich
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Dr. Dan Chilblains
Donald Hotton ...
Dr. Chris Underwood
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Leland Shakes
Billy Vera ...
Male Radio D.J. (voice)
Jeremy Roberts ...
Truck Driver
Silent Bit Sam ...
Waving Man
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Counter Girl
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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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20 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Arhiste to deipno horis emas  »

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$8,906,823 (USA)
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Janeane Garofalo's screen debut. See more »

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

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Burning Love
Written by Dennis Linde
Performed by Elvis Presley
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A diamond in the rough
22 June 2002 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

When Willy and his brother in law Frank (Peter Berg) who is intellectually disabled run into some trouble after a misunderstanding with a land developer (Peter Gallager), which leaves Willy injured and the land developer dead, they leave there home town of Santa Fe and travel to California, where they are helped by a Dr who asks Frank if he could have a really good nights sleep and wake up with a new kidney (Frank has health problems besides his disability), would he be willing to try it, Frank wholeheartedly agrees accept Willy and Frank are cryongenically frozen and woken up 29 years later after the tanks they are in become damaged from a cable reel falling through the roof of the warehouse they are in, They then embark on a journey home to Santa Fe to get there lives back, however what they once had may not be so easy to get back, as they discover. This movie although not a smash hit or a box office hit, was in my mind quite good, Peter Gallager as the slimey land developer delivers a steller performance and Peter Berg as Frank delivers one of his best performances to date, though I am biased in that regard as I absolutely love this actor and have been following his career religiously for a while now. I'd recomend this film to all audiences, young and old.


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