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Waitress! (1981)

Three lovely waitresses contend with a drunken, slovenly chef and mutinous patrons.

Directors:

Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil)

Writers:

Charles Kaufman (screenplay), Michael Stone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Harris Jim Harris ... Jerry
Carol Drake Carol Drake ... Andrea
Carol Bevar Carol Bevar ... Jennifer
Renata Hickey Renata Hickey ... Lindsey (as Renata Majer)
Hunt Block ... Bill (as David Hunt)
Tony Denison ... Moe (as Anthony Sarrero)
Ed Fenton Ed Fenton ... Mr. Bellerman
Augie Grompone Augie Grompone ... Piebalt
Bonnie Horan Bonnie Horan ... Mrs. Bellerman
Fred Salador Fred Salador ... Mr. Cavendish
Wendy Stuart Wendy Stuart ... Miss Watkins, Mr. Cavendish's Assistant
William Kirksey William Kirksey ... Mr. Alfred
Katya Colman Katya Colman ... Mrs. Alfred
Nancy Salis Nancy Salis ... Ms. Cawley
Helen Perle Helen Perle ... Mrs. Margolis
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Three lovely waitresses contend with a drunken, slovenly chef and mutinous patrons.

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The Fun Starts as Soon as You're Seated! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1983 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Soup to Nuts See more »

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The story for this film was inspired by the women's liberation movement. See more »

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Referenced in Tromeo and Juliet (1996) See more »

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It's Not Too Late
© 1978
Written by Ned Liben and Chris DeMarco
Performed by Chris DeMarco
Produced by Ned Liben for Sundragon Productions. New York City
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Bad movies are their own art form--
1 December 2002 | by colcamSee all my reviews

"Waitress" is a bad movie when judged by the Hollywood standard. The technical aspects fall short of generally accepted norms, the editing sometimes makes you wonder if they resorted to using what they had instead of the best takes, the acting wavers between inspired and insipid, and the writing cannot stay on track long enough to get any single aspect of the story to the front, to allow a single thread to connect the feature.

All of the above combine to make a lurching, bumbling, lost in the dark movie that just also happens to be fun to watch. It could have been better-- but a better film would not have been as good.

Waitress is fun. Not "PC" in any form, not a glossy product, just fun in the context of the time it was made. A bad movie that is fun to watch-- another example of the contradiction of the American Dream.


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