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Cast

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Louis Cropa
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Gary Lieberman
Frank Bongiorno ...
Enrico Coventie
Lexie Sperduto ...
Lucy Clemente
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Adrian
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Paolo
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Carmen (as Mike McGlone)
Walt MacPherson ...
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Natalie Clemente
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Chef Udo Cropa
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Nicole Chan
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Gabriel
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Ademir the Matre'd
Andre Haynes Richarson ...
Machine (as Andre Richardson Haynes)
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Marti Wellington
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Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the balcony rival bookmaker gangsters from Queens who want to become partners in the restaurant; in the corner renowned food critic 'the food nymph' is her usual demanding self; and at the bar, seemingly unnoticed, is Ken. As the evening continues enter Duncan, inveterate gambler and sous-chef on-the-line in the frenetic kitchen downstairs, who acts as the catalyst that causes the evening to draw to its inevitable, explosive, deadly conclusion. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 March 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dinner Rush - Killer zum Dessert  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$110,000 (USA) (28 September 2001)

Gross:

$17,072 (Hong Kong) (7 March 2003)
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Trivia

Director Bob Giraldi is actually the owner of the restaurant "Gigino" where the movie takes place. See more »

Goofs

The bartender takes patrons money during a trivia game giving credit to George Washington Carver as the inventor of peanut butter however it was Canadian Marcellus Gilmore Edson who patented it in 1884. See more »

Quotes

Ken: When did eating dinner become a Broadway show?
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Written by Andrew Rosen
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Danny Aiello Hits Again
17 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this gem in the bargain bin at Wal Mart. How it got there, I don't know. The film stars Danny Aiello (Do The Right Thing), Mike McGlone (The Brothers McMullen) and John Corbett (Sex and the City). Set in the fast paced New York Italian restaurant "Gigino", we follow a restaurant owner (Aiello) and his son, the head chef, on a busy Friday night. The film is comprised of witty banter from different tables in the restaurant, following a uptight art critic, a mafiosi from Queens, a food critic and a real mystery man in Corbett's character. The staff has to deal with a power outage, whiny tables and a line chef who is into a bookie 35 grand. The film carries itself with panache every second, and no matter how often I see this picture, be it on DVD or on IFC, I just can't get enough. Check it out!


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