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Recipe for Disaster -- With their parents away, three siblings must handle numerous problems before the opening of the family's restaurant.


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Release Date:
16 January 2004 (Italy) See more »
Rebecca Korda and her two brothers, Sam and Max, are left alone on opening night of their family-owned restaurant. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Larroquette ... Patrick Korda

Lesley Ann Warren ... Marie Korda

Melissa Peterman ... Gigi Grant

Margo Harshman ... Rebecca Korda

Devon Werkheiser ... Max Korda

Andrew James Allen ... Sam Korda

Bill Dawes ... Blake Rathbone

Michelle Brookhurst ... Nikki Rathbone

Iva Hasperger ... Babette Shepard

Buck Kartalian ... Luigi

Walter Williamson ... Henri Flambard

George Christy ... Oliver Winslow
Douglas Fisher ... Impatient Male Diner
Morton Grossman ... Elderly Male Diner
Jentana Lee Dabbs ... Female Guest

Brandon Keener ... Blind Date Guy

Jill Bennett ... Blind Date Girl
Rebecca Zoe Leigh ... Emma

Marion Ramsey ... Motorcycle Cop
Josh Blake ... Tony 'Pizza' Tartags
Todd Eckert ... Ambualnce Attendant

Carolyn Hennesy ... Mrs. Devries

Melissa Schuman ... Shannon Devries

Lyle Kanouse ... Mr. Bigstuff

Chez Starbuck ... Jason Barrett

Caroline Williams ... Jason's Mom

Darby Hinton ... Jason's Dad

Joe Ochman ... Health Inspector

Troy Byer ... Welfare Officer (as Troy Beyer)

Robert Steinman ... Bill

Christopher May ... Guy on Left

Ivan Fatovic ... Doug (as Ivan Marks)

Michael Prozzo ... Antonio
Angela Fratto ... Patron #1
Diannah Bays ... Patron #2

Heidi Kozak ... Real Estate Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lance W. Lanfear ... Restaurant Repairman (uncredited)

Directed by
Harvey Frost 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Propp 

Produced by
Paul C. Escoll .... co-producer
Darren Foldes .... producer
Trish Gardner .... co-executive producer
Jeff Ivers .... executive producer
Randy Pope .... co-producer
William Propp .... co-executive producer
Vicki L. Sawyer .... co-producer
Steven Stabler .... producer (as Steve Stabler)
Alessandro F. Uzielli .... executive producer (as Al Uzieli)
Original Music by
William Goodrum 
Cinematography by
Christopher C. Pearson 
Film Editing by
Scott Conrad 
Casting by
Maggie Burr 
Fern Champion 
Leah Daniels 
Production Design by
Michael Budge 
Set Decoration by
Peggy Paola 
Costume Design by
Antonitta Barnes 
Tashiba Jones-Wilson  (as Tashiba Jones)
Greg LaVoi 
Makeup Department
Shauna O'Toole .... hair stylist
Jill Ventimiglia .... makeup artist
Ellen Vieira .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Steven Stabler .... unit production manager
Maureen P. Mottley .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Black .... first assistant director
Darren Foldes .... second unit director
Paul Schmitz .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Geller .... property master
David Lloyd .... lead man
Quinn Stone .... on-set dresser (as Quinn Pawlan)
Quinn Stone .... scenic artist (as Quinn Pawlan)
Sound Department
Eric Enroth .... production sound mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen M. Galvin .... dialog editor
Stephen M. Galvin .... sound editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Lionel Luna .... boom operator
Steve McCarty .... sound editor
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Noel Vought .... foley artist
John Peccatiello .... foley coordinator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tom Ceglia .... special effects coordinator
Scott Harrison .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Christopher C. Pearson .... visual effects supervisor
Ellen G. Statham .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Blakey .... director of photography: second unit
David A. Santos .... key grip
Casting Department
Leah Daniels .... co-casting director
Editorial Department
Joe Sperandeo .... assistant editor
Music Department
Scott A. Jennings .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Scott Byrns .... production assistant
Sarah Clifford .... assistant production coordinator
Sarah J. Donohue .... production coordinator
Andrew Jameson .... production business affairs
Lance W. Lanfear .... stand-in: John Larroquette (as Lance Lanfear)
Lee Perkins .... photo double (uncredited)

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USA:88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Shannon and her mother come into the restaurant, Shannon says she would like to have the Chicken a la Framboise. Her mother says no because Chicken a la Framboise is "Chicken with Strawberries" and she is highly allergic to strawberries. Chicken a la Framboise is "Chicken with Raspberries". Framboise in french means raspberry, strawberry in french is fraise.See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Imitation 60's Disney Slapstick, 1 August 2006
Author: Jay Raskin from Orlando, United States

This movie is a series of slapstick gags mostly set within a restaurant. The first half seems quite mean-spirited and uninvolving, while the second half does capture a spirit of zaniness that makes it watchable if not very enjoyable.

Margo Harshman and Michelle Brookhurst do a good job as the protagonist and antagonist and can look forward hopefully to better things. John Larraquette and Leslie Ann Warren have done better things and hopefully will look on this as the low point of their distinguished careers.

I think the target audience for the film is kids 8-12 years old. They might enjoy some of it. Adults will be bored rather than amused.

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