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Dinner Rush (2000)

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

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Dinner Rush - Killer zum Dessert  »

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Opening Weekend:

$110,000 (USA) (30 September 2001)

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$110,000 (USA) (30 September 2001)
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Director Bob Giraldi is actually the owner of the restaurant "Gigino" where the movie takes place. See more »

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As soon as the lights come back on in the restaurant, the bartender is seen yanking his flashlight off his wrist. A few seconds later in a close-up, he is seen taking it off again and setting it behind the bar. See more »

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Jennifer Freely: Only in New York will a double murder triple your business.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 2001 (2001) See more »

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Written by Andrew Rosen
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Precious Like Some Rare Wine!
2 September 2003 | by (Braunschweig, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Dinner Rush" has not been released in Germany --- which usually indicates a not very successful B-movie... In this case, it is a B-movie (shot in only 21 days!), but, uuhhh baby, it is one of the best B-movies ever made.

Elegant camera movements, a superb ensemble cast (Danny Aiello, John Corbett, Edoardo Ballerini, Vivian Wu, Sandra Bernhard, Mark Margolis, and beautiful Summer Phoenix), an intriguing story, marvelously directed ... they usually don't make movies like that anymore. Bob Giraldi did an excellent job with his actors, and production designer Andrew Bernard created a stunning atmosphere.

"Dinner Rush" ranks among my all-time favorite films. It might be not suitable for everyone, but then, what movie is? It's an entertaining, witty, thoughtful portrayal of New York of the millennium --- enchanting!


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