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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This is not what I ordered. 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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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 »


After Dean receives the business card and crumples it up, he throws it to the ground. In the next shot it is still in his hand. See more »


Monty: Okay, Mitch, you see what Dean just did there? Don't ever do that.
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Crazy Credits

Credits include a music video starring Andy Milonakis and Max Kasch. See more »


References House Party (1990) See more »


Written and Performed by The Rattlesnakes
Peekaboo Perfect Explore (ASCAP)
Arranged with Falling Elevator! Music Group
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User Reviews

Accurate, Funny, and Good
1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember that when this movie came out in theatres, people didn't really know what to expect. And of coarse the movie bombed in the theatres. Well when I bought this movie, I watched it and realized that it is accurate, very funny and over really good. I have worked in a restaurant myself and I know all the sick things that some chefs would actually do. This movie just goes in depth on a day-in-the-life, of normal people working in a small restaurant. It shows when the day begins, all the way to the end of the shift. Another thing about this movie that made it so funny was a game that the men of the restaurant played. This game involves making somebody "unwillingly" look at their package down below. Well as you can see, the movie is hilarious and I definitely recommend it.

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