The Linguini Incident (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  30 October 1991 (France)
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Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory).


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Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory). Written by John Sacksteder <>

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He wants to be tied down. She wants to be tied up. It's not what you think.


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

30 October 1991 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Shag-O-Rama  »

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Iman, appears in the film briefly as a woman in the audience for Lucy's stunt. See more »


James: You're going to have to take that rag off your face if you expect her to read your lips.
Vivian: She can read my tits!
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Rabbits ................ Hugh & Heff See more »


Performed by Meat Puppets
Composed by Curis Kirkwood, Chris Kirkwood and Derrick Bostrom
Cesstone Music (BMI)
Courtesy of SST Records
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Quirky and delightful little comedy.
4 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be humorous to watch with moments that made me smile. It wasn't laugh out loud material but I loved watching the performances. All the actors involved did a great job of bringing to life their blend of neurotic, paranoid and quirky characters. Rosanna Arquette played a delightful if slightly annoying vague waitress/escape artist who is very funny to watch. Her friend played by Eszter Balint was also wonderful as she played a kind of morose and sarcastic side kick with some very funny lines. Of course David Bowie plays the male lead and he is very good in this. I think he's quite underrated as an actor and he should do more comedy. He delivered his lines very well and was genuinely cute with his humour. I actually think this is one of his best performances and it's a shame the film didn't do well for him. All in all the story was fun to follow but it's the performances that made for a delightful if not light comedy.

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