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Restaurant -- 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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Tom Cudworth (writer)
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Release Date:
24 July 1999 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Adrien Brody ... Chris Calloway

Elise Neal ... Jeanine

David Moscow ... Reggae

Simon Baker ... Kenny (as Simon Baker-Denny)

Catherine Kellner ... Nancy

Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Steven

John Carroll Lynch ... John English

Jesse L. Martin ... Quincy

Sybil Darrow ... Lenore (as Sybil Temchen)

Vonte Sweet ... Marcus

Michael Stoyanov ... Ethan

Elon Gold ... Kurt

Lori Heuring ... Donna

Lauryn Hill ... Leslie

Avery Kidd Waddell ... Al-Tarique (as Avery Waddell)

H.M. Coakley ... Club Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Anthony ... Sanchez

Gwendolyn Bailey ... Erica

Tai Bennett ... Anthony
Gwendolyn Bessette ... Woman at McClure's

Matthew Black ... Waiter
Ivan Bodley ... Bass Player
Jeff Bond ... Drunken Frat Boy

Damien Bosco ... Wedding Guest
Karey Butterworth ... Girl at Bar

Robert Capelli Jr. ... Mike D'Amato
Ken Elston ... Waiter
Nicholas Giordano ... Frank

Siena Goines ... Carol
Katie Hammel ... Maid of Honor

Jennifer Jiles ... Upscale patron's wife

Lord Kayson ... Drug Dealer Chaos

Lauren Patrice Nadler ... Casting Director (as Lauren Nadler)

Joey Napoli ... Frat Guy
Rachel Zients ... Woman at McClure's

Geneva Carr ... Funeral Guest (uncredited)

Bill Golodner ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Zoe Hunter ... Theatregoer (uncredited)

Rod Maiorano ... Happy Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Shana Stein ... Margaret (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Bross 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom Cudworth  writer

Produced by
Eric Bross .... producer
Michael Brysch .... executive producer
Jennifer Chaiken .... co-producer
Julie E. Chaiken .... associate producer
H.M. Coakley .... producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... executive producer
Gary J. Palermo .... executive producer
Mark D. Severini .... executive producer
Shana Stein .... producer
 
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
 
Cinematography by
Horacio Marquínez 
 
Film Editing by
Keith Reamer 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
 
Production Design by
Stephen McCabe 
 
Art Direction by
Shawn Carroll 
 
Set Decoration by
Nick Evans 
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Shelton 
 
Makeup Department
Maryann Marchetti .... makeup artist
Sandy Molina .... makeup assistant
Mia Thoen .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Becky Glupczynski .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kelly McKaig .... assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Jason Canovas .... sound editor
Robert Ghiraldini .... sound
Kevin Lee .... supervising sound editor
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Noah Timan .... additional sound mixer
 
Stunts
Arthur M. Jolly .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dayvon Baldwin .... grip
Riad Deeb .... grip
Johnny Erbes-Chan .... best boy grip
Ray Flynn .... rigging gaffer
Sergei Franklin .... Steadicam operator
Raphaelle Gosse-Gardet .... electrician
Michael N. Green .... additional electrician
David Harges .... electrician
Alan Jacobsen .... gaffer
Jendra Jarnagin .... additional rigging gaffer
Learan Kahanov .... rigging gaffer
Mark Thomas Lickona .... camera intern
Scott Miller .... best boy
Ron Travisano .... assistant camera
Ron Travisano .... camera operator: "b" camera
Cliff Weisner .... electrician
 
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Michelle Morris .... casting associate
Lauren Patrice Nadler .... additional casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonya M. Andonov .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sheri Bylander .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Jellybean Benítez .... executive soundtrack producer
Gisburg .... music editor
Carl Glanville .... score mixer
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor (as Julianne Kelley)
Drew DeAscentis .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ed Baran .... publicist
Doris Del Castillo .... accounting assistant
Laurie Gershon .... product placement/clearances
Jeff Israel .... set production assistant
Celeste Jackson .... production coordinator (as Celeste Peterka)
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... assistant location manager
Scott Rosenstein .... unit production assistant
Joe Sevey .... location manager
Susan Silas .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Rick Dior .... in memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use
Runtime:
107 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The restaurant used in the film is now The Madison Bar & Grill.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »

FAQ

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great storytelling, 2 June 2000
Author: Paul Degnan from Hoboken, NJ

This one is in a rare but important tradition of movies based on real storytelling. The characters are fleshed out and warm, and the story is satisfyingly complex.

You don't have to be from Hoboken to love this flick, but if you are from Hoboken, you will. I recommend this one heartily.

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