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Break a Dish is one of dozens of funny one-liners and jokes. A total rib tickling experience. The Waiter is a true classic. See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)

David Schwimmer ... Evil Waiter

Jon Cryer ... Tommy Kazdan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Alaskey ... Producer

Peter Dobson ... Student Waiter

Elisa Gabrielli ... Woman Patron

Allen Garfield ... Agent

Paul Gleason ... Father
Peter Greene ... Scary Resturant Owner
Toby Hill ... Guy With Fork

Endre Hules ... Acting Teacher

Sally Kellerman ... Teacher
Trenton Knight ... Young Tommy

David Lascher ... Tommy's Cousin
Greg Lewis ... Uncle George

James MacPherson ... Waiter

Frank Medrano ... Student Waiter

Esai Morales ... Julius

Laraine Newman ... Mother

Jacqueline Obradors

Gloria Reuben ... Rita

Nicolette Scorsese ... Hostess
Robert Allen Silver ... Waiter
Warren Thomas ... Chaim Roth

Gregg Vance ... Student Waiter
Ladd Vance ... Maps to Waiter Homes Vendor

Cliff Dorfman ... Doorman (uncredited)

Directed by
Doug Ellin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Doug Ellin 
Mitchell Peck 

Produced by
Robin Fellows .... producer
Ladd Vance .... producer
Cinematography by
Billy Beaird 
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
Casting by
Ladd Vance 
Costume Design by
Annette Dunford-Lewis  (as Annette Dunford)
Makeup Department
Donna Cicatelli-Lewis .... makeup department head
Corinna Liebel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Robin Fellows .... post-production supervisor
Alexandra Hoesdorff .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Erik Flockoi .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Crane .... first assistant camera
Ron Veto .... camera operator

Production Companies

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29 min
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Break a Dish is one of dozens of funny one-liners and jokes. A total rib tickling experience. The Waiter is a true classic., 25 June 2009
Author: robinfellows from United States

Okay, I admit it. I'm partial to THE WAITER. One can easily conclude that the only other comment posted about this early film by the multi award winning creator, writer, producer, director, Doug Ellin; is they're a total Easi Morales fan. That's cool. I totally am as well, and I wish him great success on his new series, Caprica. But I have to point out that the earlier reviewer so overlooked the amazing performances of a pre-FRIENDS David Schwimmer as Evil Waiter, or a pre-TWO AND HALF MEN, Jon Cry as Tommy Kazdan, and that their statements are just, well wrong. To have nearly fifteen incredibly talented stars perform very funny cameos in a film that is homage to the industry was pure genius, and a total pleasure to experience first hand. That's because everyone wanted to appear in this film, including Easi Moralas. Why? Because they felt is was a great script. I'm posting this review, not because I'm a fan of good entertainment, but for those fans that like to see some of their favorite stars perform in a classic film that became a bright spot of their careers.

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