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Waiting... -- Ryan Reynolds stars in this hilarious comedy about a group of waiters and waitresses searching for the meaning of life while waiting for their next big tip. You will never look at your food - or those serving it - the same way!
Waiting... -- Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.
Waiting... -- Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.


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Ryan Reynolds ... Monty

Anna Faris ... Serena

Justin Long ... Dean

David Koechner ... Dan

Luis Guzmán ... Raddimus

Chi McBride ... Bishop

John Francis Daley ... Mitch

Kaitlin Doubleday ... Amy

Rob Benedict ... Calvin (as Robert Patrick Benedict)

Alanna Ubach ... Naomi

Vanessa Lengies ... Natasha

Max Kasch ... T-Dog

Andy Milonakis ... Nick

Dane Cook ... Floyd

Jordan Ladd ... Danielle

Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Tyla

Wendie Malick ... Monty's Mom
Monica Monica ... Dean's Mom
Travis Resor ... Chett

J.D. Evermore ... Redneck (as JD Evermoore)

Clay Chamberlin ... Video Host (as Clay Chamberlain)

Skyler Stone ... Cook #1
Melissa Morgan ... Bitchy Lady
Don Brady ... Old Man

Anne Ewen ... Girl at Bar
Pat Hazell ... Jack

Jordan Werner ... Smooth Guy #1
Skylar Duhe ... Girly #1
Ann Marie Guidry ... Dessert Woman (as Ann Guidry)
Lauren Swinney ... Elderly Woman
Wayne Ferrara ... Rocco
Richard Netzberger ... German #1
Roland W. Hoffman ... German #2
Dean Shull ... Commenting Guy
Melissa Alonzo ... Stunt Bush

Todd Voltz ... Background Cook
Robb Conner ... Background Cook (as Rob Wagner)
Matt ... Background Cook
Shedric ... Background Cook
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Balentine ... Desert Lady's Friend (uncredited)

James L. Bills ... Bar Patron / Waiter (uncredited)
Victor Brunette ... Guy Eating French Fries (uncredited)

Justin Groetsch ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Raymond Lapino ... Elderly Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Matthew D. Miller ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Lucia Métrailler ... German Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Loronzo Nickleson ... Food Model (uncredited)

Brian Pitt ... Former Manager (uncredited)

Shawn Sanz ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Aaron Sauer ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Lexi Shoemaker ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Mathew Waring ... Stereo Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob McKittrick 
Writing credits
Rob McKittrick (written by)

Produced by
Kim Anderson .... associate producer
Thomas Augsberger .... executive producer
Jeff Balis .... producer
Chris Fenton .... co-producer
Paul Fiore .... executive producer
Robert O. Green .... producer (as Rob Green)
Stavros Merjos .... producer
Chris Moore .... executive producer
Jacky Lee Morgan .... line producer
Sam Nazarian .... executive producer
Malcolm Petal .... executive producer
Jay Rifkin .... producer
Adam Rosenfelt .... producer
Marc Schaberg .... executive producer
Jon Shestack .... executive producer (as John Shestack)
Dean Shull .... co-producer
Randy Winograd .... co-producer
Original Music by
Adam Gorgoni 
Cinematography by
Matthew Irving (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andy Blumenthal 
David Finfer 
Shane A. Walsh (documentary segment)
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
Production Design by
Devorah Herbert 
Art Direction by
Morgan Blackledge 
Set Decoration by
Frank Zito  (as Frank J. Zito III)
Costume Design by
Jillian Ann Kreiner  (as Jillian Kreiner)
Makeup Department
Leisa Adcock .... key hair stylist
Cascille Courtney .... additional makeup assistant
Theresa A. Fleming .... additional hair assistant (as Theresa Fleming)
Lisa Lambert .... additional hair assistant
Robin Mathews .... key makeup artist
Glenn Mosley .... assistant makeup artist
LeDiedra Richard-Baldwin .... additional makeup assistant (as LeDiedre Baldwin)
Adelita Solorzano .... additional makeup assistant
Pamela Waggoner .... assistant hair stylist
Amy Wood .... makeup production assistant
Production Management
Jason Lockhart .... assistant post-production supervisor
Jacky Lee Morgan .... unit production manager
Marc Schaberg .... post-production supervisor
Jimi Woods .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Marie Alhambra .... second assistant director
Jason Z. Kemp .... second second assistant director
John Montgomery .... additional second assistant director
Brian Pitt .... first assistant director
Art Department
Michael Dares .... set dresser/swing
Jeff Garbacz .... construction
Vicki 'Aunt' Hackworth .... art intern
Dustin Harmen .... set dresser
Pat Herald .... art intern (as Pat 'Mom' Herald)
John Johnson .... on-set dresser
Christel Lauritzen .... prop intern
Daniel A. Maes .... set dresser/swing (as Daniel Maes)
Leonard Marchand .... prop assistant (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Marisa Marcione .... set dresser/swing
Raymond Pumilia .... lead man
Maggie Rolland .... prop assistant
Michelle Rolland .... property master
Noah Smith .... painter
Kathlenn Sweeney .... prop assistant
Marcus Turchi .... foreman
Janea Williams .... art intern
Michael Arena .... consultant/locations (uncredited)
Ann Dunbar .... food stylist (uncredited)
Matthew D. Miller .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stu Bernstein .... sound editor (as Stew Bernstein)
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
David S. DiPietro .... foley mixer (as Dave Dipietro)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Richard Dwan Jr. .... sound editor (as Richard Dwan)
Skip Godwin .... production sound mixer
Todd Langner .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy Pearson .... foley walker (as Tim Pearson)
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders .... sound editor
Christopher Tiffany .... sound assistant (as Chris Tiffany)
Noel Vought .... foley walker
Sam Watson .... sound mixer: "b" sound mixer
Kevin Zimmerman .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin A. Zimmerman)
Special Effects by
Stephen Bourgeois .... special effects
Gerald J. Lajaunie .... special effects (as Gerald Lajuanie)
Michael Nami Sr. .... special effects (as Michael Nami)
David K. Nami .... special effects supervisor (as David Nami)
Visual Effects by
Larry Arpin .... digital intermediate data operator
Jim Delaney .... digital intermediate data manager
Camera and Electrical Department
David Ashby .... grip
Ilya Beynenson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Cedric Bonier .... electrician: day player
Ron Coons .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dan Demirgian .... electrician (as Danny Demirgian)
David C. Edwards .... camera loader (as Dave 'Cupcake' Edwards)
Sean Finnegan .... gaffer
Paul Fuller .... electrician
Francisco Gonzalez .... electrician: day player
Derek K. Grant .... grip
Scotty Labelle .... best boy grip
Lisa Lengyel .... second assistant camera
Nick Leon .... key grip
Ian Lynch .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lennen Madere .... camera: "b" music video camera
Neal Norton .... steadicam operator
Trent Phillips .... grip
Scott Porter .... dolly grip
Lisbeth Storandt .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Liz Storandt)
Ann Swearingen .... additional second assistant camera
Steven Teagle .... still photographer
Chris Trosclair .... electrician
Gabriel Velasco .... second assistant camera/loader: "b" camera
Shane A. Walsh .... camera operator: documentary
Scott Zuchowski .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Kelly Jones .... extras casting
Freddy Luis .... casting associate
Heidi Snoe .... casting associate
Tommy Staub .... casting: New Orleans
Wendy Talazac .... extras casting assistant
James Bearb .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Dawn Dowdle .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Amy Staub .... casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monica R. Brooks .... wardrobe production assistant
Dana Embree .... wardrobe supervisor
Colleen Gwinn .... wardrobe production assistant
April Justin .... wardrobe production assistant
Liz Staub .... additional costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... digital intermediate artist
Lizzy Calhoun .... assistant editor
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
Morgan Gross .... editor intern
Brian Kibbie .... negative conforming
Jason Lockhart .... assistant post-production supervisor
Shane McCloskey .... post-production assistant
Jon Pehlke .... digital intermediate artist
Marcin Teodoru .... digital intermediate artist
Albert Vivas .... digital intermediate artist
Music Department
Ted Blaisdell .... score mixer
Ted Blaisdell .... scoring engineer
Ron Finn .... music editor
Peter Soldinger .... music supervisor (as Pete Soldinger)
Transportation Department
Robert Bodenheaimer .... transportation captain (as Robert Bodenheimer)
Jerry Everett .... transportation coordinator
W. Boyd Ford .... driver: cast (as Boyd Ford)
Rene Horstmann .... driver
William 'Mac' Maquez .... driver (as William 'Mac' Maquez)
Nick W. Pastrano .... driver: moho (as Nick Pastrano)
Michael J. Tessitore .... driver
Burt Turner .... driver
Roy Maggio .... driver: trailer (uncredited)
Other crew
Kimberly C. Anderson .... first assistant accountant (as Kim Anderson)
Chris Browne .... craft service manager
Victor Brunette .... craft service production assistant
Helio DeOliveira .... production assistant
Ann Dietrich .... set intern
Charlie Dileo .... office intern
Nicholas DiNatale .... assistant location scout
Frank Duffy .... set medic
Charlie French .... locations
Christian Froude .... second assistant accountant
Jennifer Gamble .... production assistant
Mikey Griffith .... location manager (as Mike Griffith)
Amber Hall .... lead - stand in
Gary Huckabay .... location scout
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Jason Lockhart .... assistant: Mr. Rosenfelt
Julie Lopinto .... assistant to producer
Jana Lundy .... second assistant accountant
Jarrett McGovern .... assistant: Mr. Balis
Tony Niknejadi .... key set production assistant
Kathy Chambless Oliver .... production coordinator (as Kathy Chambless)
Melissa Perret .... assistant production coordinator
Phuong Pham .... production assistant
Thom Rainey .... script supervisor
Michael Sloan .... office production assistant
Sinead Smyth .... executive assistant
Elizabeth Tranchant .... production assistant
Tim Turner .... production accountant
Marco Umana .... location scout
Jason Vowell .... set intern
Jason Calabro .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Kehoe .... special thanks
Mike Le .... special thanks
Kevin Smith .... very special thanks

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:16 | Malaysia:18SX | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R | USA:Unrated (unrated DVD version)

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Cameo: ['Jeff Balis (I)']producer makes a cameo as a diner at Shenanigan's.See more »
Continuity: During the first shot of the end party sequence, Monty walks out and offers Calvin a beer, walks over to the bar and begins talking to Serena, You can see the High School girls in the background. Cut to close-up of high school girls, enter Serena from the right, follow her left and there is Monty standing at the end of the line.See more »
Monty:Ahh, you know Tyla, everytime I look at you I wish I was a lesbian.
Tyla:Oh what a coincidence. Everytime I look at you I'm glad I'm a lesbian.
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187 out of 250 people found the following review useful.
Austin Movie Show review, 12 October 2005
Author: leilapostgrad from Austin, TX

I hated (HATED!) being a waitress, but this movie is so hilarious and so ballsy that it almost makes me want to go back to the summer of 1999 to work one more shift at TGI Fridays. Waiting is the best, most accurate, most honest, and most riotously funny movie ever made about the service industry. Here's how I see it – the world is divided into two groups of people: those who have waited tables and those who haven't. Those who have never worked a day of their lives in a restaurant may find this movie amusing, but they'll think it's too absurd to be real, and they'll probably never give a second thought to this movie ever again.

But those of you who have felt the pain, degradation, and humiliation of waiting tables will p**s your pants laughing at how PERFECT this movie is. First-time writer/director Rob McKittrick has created a dead-on depiction of 24 hours in the restaurant biz. The movie opens at a late-night party with lots of underage drinking, smoking, and sex. Then we see the wait staff hung-over at work the next day. The restaurant they all work at is called "Shenanigans," but it looks an awful lot like the TGI Fridays I worked at.

All the characters in Waiting are based on the real people who work in every restaurant. There's the hot/slutty/underage hostess, the fat and ugly cook who somehow dates a really hot waitress, the stoner/punk bust boy, and the manager with the chip on his shoulder. All the customers in this film (the cheap red necks who don't know how to tip, the b****y women, the drunk and horny men) are all customers I've waited on. And no filmmaker has ever so accurately portrayed the complex and irreconcilable tension between the wait staff and kitchen staff.

But at the end of the night, no matter what drama unfolds, no matter what dishes brake, and no matter how much money you make in tips (or don't make), everyone gets wasted and parties together, and you all know you're in it together. Waiting simply tells a story about a profession that most people never give a second thought to. But it tells that story flawlessly. Can't wait for the DVD.

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