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Release Date:
20 July 2003 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 14)

Rocco DiSpirito ... Himself (6 episodes, 2003)

Ayelet Argaman ... Herself (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Writing credits
Mark Burnett (unknown episodes)
Mark Koops (unknown episodes)
Howard T. Owens (unknown episodes)
Benjamin Silverman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
James Bruce .... co-executive producer / executive producer (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Robert Riesenberg .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Campbell .... co-producer (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Roberta Brodsky .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Patrick Costello .... senior associate producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Esther Reyes .... producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Al Castellanos .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Karen Kinney .... producer (2 episodes, 2004)

Mona Grenier .... story producer (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Grizzle .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Holly A. Hines .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Cathrine Irgens Nilsen .... producer (unknown episodes)
Conrad Riggs .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
David Vanacore (8 episodes, 2003-2004)

Russ Landau (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Allison Dunn (6 episodes, 2003)
John Laus (4 episodes, 2003)

Michael Berkowitz (unknown episodes)
Dave Cannon (unknown episodes)
Rick Livingstone (unknown episodes)
Sharon Singer (unknown episodes)
Michael Tansill (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Sanna Riley .... key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Production Management
Luigi Porco .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2003-2004)

Saskia Rifkin .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Piras Sebastian .... second assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2003)

Kara Doherty .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Sebastian Piras .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Damian Canelos .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2003)
Jose Torres .... sound mixer / audio (6 episodes, 2003)
Nicolas Mazet .... audio / sound mixer (2 episodes, 2003)

Brett Alphin .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Rod Bermudez .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Kevin Bowe .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Sylvia Akuchie .... tape librarian: New York (1 episode, 2003)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Bakke .... technical supervisor / technical supervisor: camera (6 episodes, 2003)
Alan Pottasch .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2003)

Terry Brown .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris Fondulas .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Mark Hryma .... aerial director of photography: Wescam camera (unknown episodes)
Spencer Laroche .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jeff Watt .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jeff Kovatch .... co-casting director (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Cerminaro .... tape librarian (2 episodes, 2004)

Shawn Chou .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Chris Haley .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Brett Jacobsen .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gary Reid .... associate editor (unknown episodes)
Tricia Rodrigo .... editorial assistant (unknown episodes)
Eric Sievering .... lead assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Martin Skibosh .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Michael T. Smith .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Nick Staller .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Mara Weinstock .... post-production coordinator: New York (unknown episodes)
Angela Wittenberg .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Lauren Brundage .... location production assistant (1 episode, 2003)
Thomas R. Polleri .... location scout (1 episode, 2003)
Series Music Department
Russ Landau .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 2003)
Rick Livingstone .... music editor (1 episode, 2003)
Meg Ruggiero Ovikian .... composer: main title theme (1 episode, 2003)
Craig Owens .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 2003)
Smidi .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 2003)
David Vanacore .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 2003)
Graham Ward .... composer: main title theme (1 episode, 2003)

Michael Brake .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Nicole de la Torriente .... music consultant (unknown episodes)
Michelle Ann Owens .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Courtney Nevis .... assistant: staffing (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jordan J. Mallari .... assistant: Mark Burnett (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Brad Marro .... production assistant / set production assistant (6 episodes, 2003)
Frank Moultak .... release coordinator (6 episodes, 2003)
David E. Snyder .... logger (5 episodes, 2003)

Al Castellanos .... story assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael Cory .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jane Crawford .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Diana Hofstein .... assistant: Rocco Dispirito (unknown episodes)
Philip Ng .... story assistant (unknown episodes)
Mark Olsen .... assistant technical manager (unknown episodes)
Jennifer K. Rosner .... assistant: James Bruce (unknown episodes)
Shavon Sullivan .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Jamie Welling .... story assistant (unknown episodes)

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USA:60 min

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Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.58" (2005)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
best of the reality shows, 27 July 2003
Author: stakes

I just saw this for the first time, and I think I might be hooked. I, for the most part, absolutely hate the mess of reality television that is being shoveled down our throats these days, but this is different. "The Restaurant" isn't about people trying to win a million dollars, people sleeping with complete strangers, or people trying to marry off their parents. This is reality TV that is actually "real". Just about everyone has worked, at some point in their lives, in a restaurant or something else involving public service. Just about everyone has had to deal with the everyday hassles of rude customers, bossy managers, and fellow employees who don't do their part. That is real, as opposed to the degenerative wackiness that takes place in other reality programming, which 99.9999% of the population has not experienced, nor will ever experience. Everybody's flipped a burger, but not everybody has had America cast a vote deciding their spouse.

And that's what makes "The Restaurant" special. Add to that the fact that is a highly engrossing and entertaining program, and you've got something here. When I first heard that a new reality show was going to focus on the daily operations of a restaurant, I thought NBC must be insane. But this show succeeds, and if reality television has to stick around, this is the form it should be in.

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