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The Tavern (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | October 1999 (USA)
Two men beg and borrow money to start a neighborhood bar. Initially the bar thrives, then the crowds start to dwindle. The two then add music and hire a top notch chef, which boosts ... See full summary »

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Ronnie
Greg Zittel ...
Kevin
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Carol
Nancy Ticotin ...
Gina
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Dave
Phyllis Esposito ...
Angela
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Tommy
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Jerry
Tom Ryan ...
Jimmy
Michael Baker ...
Freddie
Heather King ...
Jeannette
Kym Austin ...
Sharon
Tyler Foote ...
Dave's Child
Lilian Foote ...
Dave's Child
Jennifer Harmon ...
Ronnie's Mother
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Two men beg and borrow money to start a neighborhood bar. Initially the bar thrives, then the crowds start to dwindle. The two then add music and hire a top notch chef, which boosts business again - for a time. Basically the film examines the travails of a small business owner and shows the up and down nature of such a business. The twosome not only suffer business depressions, but also personal problems as one loses his long time girl friend and the other loses his day job. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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$1,095, 27 October 2000, Limited Release

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$6,096, 29 October 2000
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No More Baby
Performed by Disco Blu featuring Baby
Courtesy of Dieffe Music and Lovecat Music
Written by Bergenson / D. Torrente
Publisehd by: Big Tiger Music, Inc. (BMI)
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A little too real
21 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

The Tavern starts off very promising. A couple of sad sacks decide to throw dice and open a bar. Things go well, things go poorly, but the movie never seems to rise above pedestrian. If I want to see this story for real I can go talk with the owner of any local bar. It's touching--sure, but I'm not looking for this level of "reality," when I watch a movie. Besides, it isn't all that real. Each strategy for increasing business has an immediate impact -- suddenly, the place is packed! It's like the patrons were watching the movie. Otherwise how would they know instantaneously that the Tavern on Main had a new band/look/chef. 5/10.


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