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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Never F&@K with the people that serve you food! See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:






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)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The rap video that tdog and Nick imagine at the end of the credits features some of the women who are waitresses in the movie. 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 »


Calvin: I never make... how do you make a hundred dollars every night?
Monty: You wanna know?
Calvin: Yeah.
Monty: You really wanna know how I make a hundred dollars every night?
Calvin: Yes.
Monty: It's all about that right there!
[he points; everyone turns around and is confronted by Raddimus' testicles]
Monty: Yes!
Raddimus: Yes!
[everyone groans]
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Crazy Credits

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


Followed by Still Waiting... (2009) See more »


Out of the Blue
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap and Scott Nickoley
Performed by Lewis LaMedica
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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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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