A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

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Cast

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Chris Calloway
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Jeanine
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Reggae
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Kenny (as Simon Baker-Denny)
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Nancy
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John English
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Quincy
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Lenore
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Marcus
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Ethan
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Kurt
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Donna
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Leslie
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Al-Tarique (as Avery Waddell)
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A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use

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24 July 1999 (Japan)  »

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Restaurante  »

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$11,750 (USA) (28 January 2000)

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$65,512 (USA) (18 February 2000)
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The restaurant used in the film is now The Madison Bar & Grill. See more »

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Jeanine and Kenny board a PATH train (a New York-New Jersey subway) in Hoboken, New Jersey, go one stop and get off at the same Hoboken station. See more »

Quotes

Chris Calloway: [of his father] If that bastard rolled over in his grave every time I did something he disapproved of, he'd be a fuckin' rotisserie.
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A dynamite film that balances a comprehensive plot line with full cast of realistic, thoughtfully rendered characters.
22 May 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Restaurant takes on a lot, and succeeds. Various story lines are carefully interwoven as the film takes on issues of race relations and day-to-day life in small town NJ. Genuinely humorous throughout, "Restaurant' is a beautifully written tale of twenty-something artists struggling to grow up. Adrien Brody and Elise Neal co-star in their roles as interracial lovers, and put similar relationships depicted in movies such as "Jungle Fever" to shame. Supported by a cast of top-notch actors, what could be a lot to take on in the confines of one film ends up feeling like the perfect mix of elements. "Restaurant" is a touching, heartfelt rendition of the lives of young artists working to overcome the confines of their 9 to 5 jobs.


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