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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Cameron Dye ... Ronnie
Greg Zittel ... Kevin

Margaret Cho ... Carol

Nancy Ticotin ... Gina
Kevin Geer ... Dave
Phyllis Esposito ... Angela

Carlo Alban ... Tommy

Steven Marcus ... 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
Frank Girardeau ... Ronnie's Father
Davy Carton ... Subway Band
Leo Moran ... Subway Band
Pearse Doherty ... Subway Band
John Donnelly ... Subway Band
Derek Murray ... Subway Band

Henry Strozier ... Customer 1

Pete Zias ... Boy 1
Edward K. Thomas ... Cliff
Eric Kornfeld ... Customer 2 (as Eric Kornfield)

Don Creech ... Shank

Gary Perez ... Miguel
John Pero ... Customer 3

Donald Roman Lopez ... Waiter

Al Espinosa ... Busboy
Jesse Doran ... Marino
La Donna Mabry ... INS Clerk

Bruce Katzman ... George
Richard Mover ... Killer

David Runco ... Jackie's Fiancé
Simon Jutras ... Frenchman
Susan Cella ... Irate Woman
Carol Goodheart ... Real Estate Agent

Richard Petrocelli ... Sal

Robert Turano ... Nick
Sharon Mayberry ... Interviewer
Harold Alvarez ... Tavern Busboy
Bernie McInerney ... John Mahoney
Marla Sucharetza ... Jackie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jay Charan ... Bar Customer
Robert Eigen ... Bar Customer

Héctor González ... Impatient customer

Tasha Guevara ... Waitress
Harro von Brunn ... Man behind bar
Michele Youells

Rick Canino ... Bar Customer (uncredited)

Maura Kirzon Malone ... Shop Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Foote 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Walter Foote  writer

Produced by
Walter Foote .... producer
Johnny North .... associate producer (as John North)
René Veilleux .... co-producer
Original Music by
Bill Lacey  (as William Lacey)
Loren Toolajian 
Cinematography by
Kurt Lennig 
Film Editing by
Josh Apter 
Casting by
Jerry Beaver 
Production Design by
Gonzalo Cordoba 
Art Direction by
Lisanne McTernan 
Costume Design by
Lisa Padovani 
Makeup Department
Gloria Cruz .... key hair stylist
Gloria Cruz .... key makeup artist
Lorraine Godfrey .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Matthew Chilsen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael A. Moffa .... second assistant director
Jody Solomon .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Michelle De Chiara .... sound mixer
Tammy Douglas .... additional boom operator
Ralph Kelsey .... sound designer
Ralph Kelsey .... sound re-recording mixer
Terrell Tangonan .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Bible .... first assistant camera
Matt Craig .... best boy electric
Matthew Deetsch .... best boy grip
Tom Gurney .... electrician
Douglas Hosdale .... second assistant camera
Laura Jennings .... grip
Albino Marsetti .... gaffer
Larry Riley .... still photographer
Yan Vizinberg .... camera intern
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Avanzo .... set costumer
Alice Ryan .... wardrobe supervisor
Julia Van Vliet .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Don Ciana .... color timer
Joe Violante .... technical coordinator
Music Department
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor (as Sue Jacobs)
Other crew
Amy Brillhart .... production coordinator
Jeff Crandall .... location manager
Ray Filippazzo .... production accountant
Sal Malimo .... title design
Stephanie A. Marquardt .... script supervisor
Laura Pinto .... script supervisor
Matthew Stinchcomb .... location manager
Ira Deutchman .... special thanks

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95 min
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A little too real, 21 July 2002
Author: Sack-3 from Washington, DC

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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