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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Calvin (as Robert Patrick Benedict)


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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paris Hilton and Molly Sims were both offered the role of Danielle and refused. At the last minute, Jordan Ladd was hired. See more »


When Dean is bringing cocktails to the Jack's Steakhouse owner's table, he serves cocktails to the two people on Jack's right. The camera instantly cuts to Jack, who raises his hand with a full cocktail in it. See more »


Monty: Well, Alzheimer's can't be all bad. You get to meet new people every day.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits there is an "uber special thanks" section which contains Rob McKittrick's thank yous. The most notable ones being "God, for not existing," and "Kevin Smith, for providing the world with 'Clerks', the movie that made my movie seem possible. Randal is one of the greatest characters ever." See more »


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Without Meaning
Written by T. Ackerman, I. Moreno, E. Reyes and J. Tweedy
Performed by Sunday's Best
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Remember How Good It Was, Atlas Celars, The Canadian Woods and Bent Wookie Music (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

5 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

for anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant, this is it. for those who ever wanted to know what its like, watch this movie. granted, this is not the best movie ever made, but, you have to appreciate movies like this. first and foremost, everyone in the cast worked so well together that it actually seemed like they have worked in that place together for a long time. plus, the movie tries to be nothing but amusing, very few subplots and it doesn't dwell on them. its short, to the point, and i know i missed a ton of lines from laughing so hard. if you just want to be entertained for an hour and a half, i say check it out, its worth it.

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