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Tomorrow's Bacon (2001)

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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2 wins. See more awards »
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Claudia Belmont ...
The Waitress
Roberta Dean ...
Claire Daggett
Michael Morrows ...
Johnson Daggett
Arthur Roses ...
Roy (voice)
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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 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.

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Horror | Short | Thriller

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15 February 2001 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Nominated for New York University's highest honor, The Wasserman in 2001. Won NYU First Run Festival awards for Best Actress (Claudia Belmont), Best Screenplay (By director Bryan Norton), Best Music Score and Best Art Directon. See more »

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

Quotes

Johnson Daggett: Why don't you take another Xanax or whatver the hell it is you function on this month and shut your Godamn mouth.
Claire Daggett: You trying to scare me? Oh, I see. Tampering with the passenger side airbag again?
Johnson Daggett: Not a bad idea.
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References The Fog (1980) See more »

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Wheels
Performed by The String-A-Longs
Written by Torres/Stephens
Courtesy of Selma Music
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Good show.
18 August 2002 | by (City of Angels) – See all my reviews

"Tomorrow's Bacon" is a throwback to the good old days of thriller/noir movies when good writing was more important than cheap shocks and sledgehammer moralizing. Would make an excellent addition to an anthology collection of shorts in the same vein. The greatest thing about an anthology movie is that each story can get in, say its piece, and get out without overstaying its welcome. Even if a bad story comes along, you know you're not going to have to suffer for more than twenty minutes -- half hour tops. Compare that with a two-hour stinker. Tomorrow's Bacon, I think, may actually be too short!

It ended just as I was getting sucked in. 'Bacon' is a very professional looking product, and the acting is never embarrassing or self-conscious (sometimes actors in cheesy horror films act as if they are in cheesy horror films). The folks here seem to be giving it their best shot. Also, the concluding shot is effective and give the film more after the screen fades to black. In other words, this is 'old school' horror that will really strike a chord with the viewer, much like Rod Serling's 'Twilight Zone' or 'Night Gallery' episodes.


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