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Restaurant (1998)

R | | Drama | 24 July 1999 (Japan)
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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Jeanine
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Reggae
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Kenny (as Simon Baker-Denny)
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Nancy
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Steven
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John English
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Quincy
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Lenore (as Sybil Temchen)
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Marcus
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,750, 30 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,512, 20 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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interesting, might have been better
29 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

As recovering restaurant workers, we looked forward to a little more reality. There were flashes of insight (like maybe the film-makers had actually worked in a restaurant), and we liked the truthfulness of the racial mix, although the racial tensions seemed a little too 1960s ... could really be that far behind?

The frustration and disappointment comes from the film being SO close to getting things right, and missing so consistently.


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