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Tomorrow's Bacon (2001)

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A bickering couple in the last stages of a marriage gone sour make life uneasy for a small town waitress when they pull up to her diner on a cold winter night just before closing time. She ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Claudia Belmont ...
The Waitress
Roberta Dean ...
Claire Daggett
Michael Morrows ...
Johnson Daggett
Arthur Roses ...
Roy (voice)


A bickering couple in the last stages of a marriage gone sour make life uneasy for a small town waitress when they pull up to her diner on a cold winter night just before closing time. She tries to keep things cool when the couple, obviously from out of town and in midst of more than just a squabble, decide to come in for coffee, tea and directions to the Interstate. Written by J. Dante

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They came in for coffee, tea, and directions to the Interstate. They got more than they bargained for.


Horror | Short | Thriller





Release Date:

15 February 2001 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Interior driving scenes were faked on a soundstage constructed at Lincoln Greyhound Park. See more »


The crew is reflected in the window when the waitress flips the "closed" sign after the Daggetts leave. See more »


Claire Daggett: Magellan here seems unable to get us back on the highway.
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References Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) See more »


Our Love is a Vow
Performed by The Victorians
Written by D. Eider
Courtesy of Selma Music
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Old Fashioned Storytelling
25 July 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Old Twilight Zone used an anthology format to tell sf/horror/fantasy tales. Rod Serling's dialogue often overburdened into shrill moralizing, but when he wrote well - which was more often than not - his stories always ended on thoughtful O. Henry-esque twists. The short episodes ended in places of thoughtful uncertainty where one's original assumptions were not always what they seemed. The writer/director of "Tomorrow's Bacon" seems to understand and appreciate this appraoch to storytelling very well. The story in "Tomorrow's Bacon" is a good, old fashioned film noir done in the style and with the atmosphere of the classic black and white low budget TV series like 'Twilight Zone' and 'Night Gallery'. Those originals can't be bettered by putting flashy production values to them. They can't be bettered by putting a fresh face on them. Their appeal lies in their basic production, 50's background music, style and starkness, which "Tomorrow's Bacon" does beautifully. Even the performances are appropriately stagey in some scenes. The neat twist "reveal" at the end is in the best tradition of those old shows.

The title is obviously inspired by the T.S. Elliot poem of the same name that goes: "Pig in a poke, you better start shakin'. Today's pig is tomorrow's bacon".........Get it?? .

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