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An ensemble comedy focused on the bizarre, underpaid employees of Grammaw's Home Cookin'. | Add synopsis »
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Peter Atherton ... Customer #1

Mitch Baker

Johnny Bartee ... Trucker

David Bewley ... Vice President
Michelle Biloon ... Restaurant Patron

Israel Bocanegra ... Guy with Hot Chick

Frank Brantley ... Restaurant Patron
Brian Decaro (as Brian Stanton)

Chamblee Ferguson ... Vice President

America Ferrera
Erick Garibay ... Convenience store customer
Eric Hernandez ... Focus Group Extra

Preston Jones ... Frat Daddy

Lindsay Kent ... Diner Customer

Kathy Lamkin ... Customer #2

Jesse Medeles ... Alfonso

Clark Middleton
Patricia Miller ... Dishwasher

Angela Rawna ... Vice President (2004)

Retta ... Joy

Brenna Rivas ... Driver
Christopher Ryan ... Quick Cash Clerk

Keri Safran ... Brandy

Spencer Scott ... Brian Watson

William Lee Scott
Maverick Shaw ... Waiter

Nicole Taylor ... Waitress (as Nicole Lin Taylor)

Bill Wise

Missy Yager
Austin Chittim ... Drunk Frat Guy (uncredited)

Frank Matthews ... Truck Driver (uncredited)

Curtis Wayne ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Linklater 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Linklater 
Rodney Rothman 

Produced by
Richard Linklater .... producer
David Miner .... producer
Rodney Rothman .... executive producer
Erwin Stoff .... producer
Anne Walker-McBay .... producer
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
Casting by
Wendy O'Brien 
John Papsidera 
Beth Sepko 
Production Design by
Bruce Curtis 
Costume Design by
Kari Perkins 
Makeup Department
Catherine Conrad .... hair department head
Terri Ewton .... key hair stylist
Diane Hardin .... key makeup artist
Paula Mixon .... hair stylist: video background
Paula Mixon .... makeup artist: video background
Darylin Nagy .... makeup department head
Production Management
Dominic Cancilla .... production supervisor
Susan Kirr .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Tull .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Brad Blei .... set dresser
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
Craig Denham .... graphic designer
Melanie Ferguson .... on-set dresser
Erick Garibay .... assistant property master
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
King Orba .... property master (as Mark Wallace)
Sound Department
Wayne Bell .... sound effects editor
Ajae Clearway .... dialogue editor
Tom Hammond .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Hammond .... supervising sound editor
Justin Hennard .... sound effects editor
Brad Warren .... audio engineer: video background
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Basquette .... video assist operator
Matt Cowan .... best boy grip
Jeff Culbertson .... camera operator: video background
Enrique Garcia .... camera operator: video background
Courtney Harrell .... grip
Matt Lankes .... still photographer
Scott McCauley .... gaffer: video background
P.K. Munson .... "a" camera focus puller
Craig Napps .... assistant camera: video background
Robert Rendon .... second assistant camera
Phillip Renke .... grip
Wally Rowell .... electrician
Joe Bob Struble .... electric/grip intern
Steve Urban .... grip
Joseph Vasquez .... dolly grip
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... key grip
Ralph Watson .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Kevin Kray .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melanie Armstrong Fletcher .... key set costumer
Editorial Department
Mark Bullard .... assistant post-production supervisor
Christopher Roldan .... assistant editor
Jim Stedman .... editor: video background
Location Management
Peter Atherton .... location manager
Joe Garibay .... location pa
Riley Malone .... assistant location manager
Andrew Poppoon .... location assistant
Dustin Weaver .... location assistant
Transportation Department
Russell E. Scott .... picture cars/driver
Other crew
Shannon Blackburn .... production secretary
Mia Cevallos .... liaison: Chapman
Susan E. Denison .... stand-in: Missy Yager
Brian Franklin .... key set production assistant
Marshall Hopkins .... production assistant
John Johns .... video playback engineer
Sara Johnson .... assistant: Richard Linklater (as Sara Greene)
Stephen Light .... assistant production coordinator
Glen Moorman .... production assistant
Brooke Satrazemis .... script supervisor
Danna Stedman .... producer: video background
Jim Stedman .... director: video background
Jim Stedman .... producer: video background
Wade Couturiaux .... office intern (uncredited)

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Great pilot! A shame it was never picked up!, 26 October 2006
Author: lola541 from United States

Like so many Linklater projects, $5.15/Hr. thrives off of character development. The characters in this show just so happen to be minimum wage workers, just trying to get by with too few shifts and payday loans. That's the basic premise of the show--following around eight or so employees working the "third shift" at a restaurant chain called "Grammaw's Kitchen" that looks like a low-grade "Denny's." But more than the everyday occurrences for these characters, the show opens up the context, integrating the crazy logic of corporate mandates and consumer debt into the text.

I would have loved to have seen where this show would have gone had it been given the opportunity to go there. The actors (particularly America Ferrera of "Ugly Betty") portray three dimensional characters in complex situations; but is it a surprise that HBO (funded by the subscriptions of wealthy viewers) was unwilling to take this on? Not in the least. It's so sad how the perspectives of those doing the most menial of jobs get filed away in some studio back lot.

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