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Waiting... (I) (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  7 October 2005 (USA)
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Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.



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It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. Written by <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


No one's gonna make it big here. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eat This  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,021,106 (USA) (7 October 2005)


$47,273 (Brazil) (28 July 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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The "foreign" guests at the bar speak German with Austrian accent and the guy says, "Did you see the blonde girl? That's unbelievable, her breasts are incredible!" See more »


Towards the beginning of the movie Monty comes through the main entrance of the restaurant he is wearing Converse All Stars, a few minutes later he is wearing black dress shoes then later Converse again. See more »


Monty: Women troubles Amy?
Amy: I just don't understand what would compel a person to be such a bitch to a total stranger!
Monty: Maybe she was abused when she was a child.
Amy: Oh God, I fucking hope so.
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Kamikaze Sunrise
Whiten and Performed by The Rattlesnakes
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User Reviews

I've worked in Restaurants myself...
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've worked in Restaurants myself, so I know all the things that go on in a normal day. This movie was really accurate... I laughed my ass off. The only thing that wasn't really accurate was the "game" they all played, but that is what made it even funnier! I can't believe they actually made a movie showing all the things that servers, cooks, dishwashers, hostess', and managers all do in a day's time. I actually went to see this movie twice in theaters and can't wait for the day that it comes out on DVD so I can own it. My best friends have a bet that I will call off of work in order to go buy this movie. I believe if you never worked in a restaurant before that you wouldn't get the full effect of this movie.

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