With divorce on the horizon, a couple are about to find out that a lunch meeting with the wife's attorney is about to get very gruesome.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
French Chef
Father Callahan
Eerie Man
Mr. Ring
Denny Hankla ...
Head Waiter
Kathryn McGrew ...
Fleeing Woman
Irate Diner
Richard B. Rudolph ...
Irate Diner #2
'Oh My God' Woman (as Pamela Weaver)
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Astonished Patron


A man named Steve Davis comes home to find his wife gone and a Dear John note on the table. He goes through a stage of depression, and abruptly decides to quit smoking. Her lawyer contacts him and sets up a lunch date -- one, which it turns out, his lawyer won't be able to attend. Waiting to go into the Gotham Cafe, he buys an umbrella he doesn't need. Then, he enters. Written by Stephen King

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The best of Stephen King!
25 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you get a chance to see this film don't miss it. I saw it at a film festival. I think it is only playing at film festivals. I had read the short story years ago and was wondering if they could pull it off. I was pleasantly surprised. The casting is perfect. The maitre d' looked just like the book. All the acting is incredible. Some of the best acting I have ever seen in a horror film. The special effects were very well done, it looked realistic.

This is the best of Stephen King, he pulls out all the stops. There are times you laugh, scream, and I didn't want the ride to end. The only thing I wanted to know more about the characters, the film could have been longer. My friends were glad we went to see it, they are still talking about it. My girlfriend even liked it and she normally hates Stephen King movies. Great movie! A fantastic Stephen King movie!

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