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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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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

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$110,000 (USA) (28 September 2001)
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Was filmed in only 21 days. See more »

Goofs

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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Ken: When did eating dinner become a Broadway show?
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For the Silver Fox See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best of 2001 (2002) See more »

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Stinky Stinky Ashtray
Written by Svante Loden, Mans Block and Mans Mernsten
Performed by Damn!
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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Dinner Rush goes straight into my all-time Top 10
4 October 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I didn't think they made movies like this anymore.

The only thing wrong with this movie is the lack of marketing. Otherwise, it's superb on so many levels, and the ending (even though I knew what was coming) was a happy surprise.

Every single performance is good, with most of them actually great. The script is faultless, as is the plot, the pacing, and the directing. Even though it's a less-flashy style than in 99% or the movies these days, it's wonderful to be able to appreciate really good camerawork, clear dialogue, perfect editing..

I don't want to go into great detail, because the movie is such a pleasure to watch. I just hope this may convince you to see Dinner Rush, because it's quite possibly the best film of the year. I am now going to pester friends & colleagues to rent it, until I can actually buy it and then force them to watch.


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