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The Waiting Game (1999)

A group of aspiring young actors wait tables at a New York City restaurant.

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Lenny
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Merris
Dwight Ewell ...
Joe
Eddie Malavarca ...
Derek
Terumi Matthews ...
Andi
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Franco
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Dan
Taylor Stanley ...
Shannon
Donald Williams ...
Nick the Cook
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Customer from Hell
Vinnie Platania ...
Barfly
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L.A. Director (as Chris Lawford)
Amy Marcs ...
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Leslie Lyles ...
Therapist
Howard Spiegel ...
Cliff
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This ensemble comedy love story chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a group of aspiring actors who wait tables at a popular New York City eatery called "Peter's Backyard." Pitted against the New York culture jungle, the crew serves up a prix fixe of artistic trauma, comedic insanity, and thespian lust while struggling to keep their lives from coming unglued in the urban warfare of the survival of the artist. Written by Anonymous

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$8,547 (USA) (17 March 2000)

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$19,381 (USA) (17 March 2000)
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Aspirations, Angst, Amour
22 November 2004 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Andi (Terumi Matthews) and Lenny (Will Arnett) are best friends and thespians, who make ends meet by working in the same restaurant. Struggling actor, Dan (Daniel Riordan), is likewise employed at the establishment, as well as a bevy of others. Each hopes to make it big. Each spends his or her day with petulant customers, all the while searching for romantic fulfillment for themselves and their colleagues. Who will give up their pipe dreams and who will stay in the hunt for fame, prosperity, and love? This film is a showcase for the plentiful pleasures of ensemble work. While the cast boasts no stars, each thespian portrays the angst and the aspirations of career choices that are ruthless with aplomb. The New York setting is always appealing as well. Do you favor romantic stories that also deal with showbiz wannabees? You will do yourself a favor by giving this film a try.


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