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Dinner Rush (2000)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  29 March 2002 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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29 March 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dinner Rush - Killer zum Dessert  »

Box Office

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

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 »

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Louis Cropa: You know they say revenge is a dish best eaten cold.
Gary Lieberman: Served.
Louis Cropa: What?
Gary Lieberman: Yes sir. Served cold.
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Written by Federico Montefiori and Francesco Montefiori
Performed by Montefiori Cocktail
Courtesy of Irma Records
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Brilliant and charming, a bit like a fine restaurant
2 August 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is really a hidden gem that should have had a major impact at the cinemas everywhere. It truly is a loss to anyone who misses it.

The characters are charming, obnoxious, familiar, unexpected and with a great many stereotypes this offers a fascinating mix played out at a weird and wonderful pace that switches easily between relaxed and frantic. The character gallery on its own is reason to see this film but the various tracks of the story offers added value not seen as comfortably intertwined in other films for many years. The stories are steered by an amazing screenplay based on non-stop dialogue that places you right at the centre of affairs, or indeed inside the restaurant where 90% of the film is set.

If you enjoy the witty repartee of Smoke or Clerks (although nowhere near as vulgar) then you must see this film.

Danny Aiello is brilliant, so are the majority of the not so well known cast and the supporting role of John Corbett offers a new perspective on an otherwise strong stereotype, almost worth the ticket price itself.


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