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Bagdad Cafe (1987)

Out of Rosenheim (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Drama | 22 April 1988 (USA)
A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.

Director:

Percy Adlon

Writers:

Eleonore Adlon (screenplay), Percy Adlon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Jasmin Münchgstettner
CCH Pounder ... Brenda
Jack Palance ... Rudi Cox
Christine Kaufmann ... Debby
Monica Calhoun ... Phyllis
Darron Flagg Darron Flagg ... Salomo
George Aguilar ... Cahuenga
G. Smokey Campbell ... Sal
Hans Stadlbauer Hans Stadlbauer ... Münchgstettner
Alan S. Craig Alan S. Craig ... Eric
Apesanahkwat Apesanahkwat ... Sheriff Arnie
Ronald Lee Jarvis Ronald Lee Jarvis ... Trucker Ron
Mark Daneri ... Trucker Mark
Ray Young ... Trucker Ray
Gary Lee Davis Gary Lee Davis ... Trucker Gary
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Storyline

Out of Rosenheim (Bagdad Café) is a look into the minds and lives of some people most of us have met but few of us know much about. This movie exemplifies how one person in the right place can affect a community of lives. The Adlons seem to express the view that all change and "magic" comes from hard work and mutual acceptance. A well-crafted view of the lives of tourists everywhere and the difficulties they can face. A Whimsical and lovingly Photographed look at the vast wasteland that is too often ignored by much of humanity. Written by The Kid in Bellevue

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Stuck between a rock and a hot plate. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Imagica TV [Japan]

Country:

West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagdad Cafe See more »

Filming Locations:

Bagdad, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,587,303
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to CCH Pounder, Jack Palance refused to do a romantic scene with Marianne Sägebrecht because he found her unattractive. The scene was shot with each actor at separate times and edited together. See more »

Goofs

Christine Kaufmann's character's, the tattoo artist, name is spelled Debby in the film credits but the sign outside her shop spells her name Debbie. See more »

Quotes

Brenda: Now why would you want to leave?
Debby: Too much harmony.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Brenda Brenda
Written by Bob Telson, Lee Breuer, Percy Adlon
Performed by Jearlyn Steele (as Jearlyn Steele-Battle), Marianne Sägebrecht,
Tommy Joe White
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Long Overdue Comments
16 February 2003 | by GregSee all my reviews

Bagdad Cafe has been one of my favorite films since I first saw it back in the late '80s. Like so many others who have commented on this film before me, as the film began, I too wondered how long I was going to last while I watched its very strange opening sequence. But, I stayed with it and by the end, was so taken by the characters and locale of this film that I immediately added it to my library and have watched it at least once a year ever since. Watching it is now like visiting old friends once again. One person commented below that they wished Bagdad Cafe really existed. While the characters in Bagdad Cafe may be fictional, the cafe really does exist. It is located in Newberry Springs, CA, about 20 miles east of the desert town of Barstow. Though it was originally called The Sidewinder Cafe, due to the following of this film, it is now called Badgad Cafe. I have had lunch there several times and each visit is a completely surreal experience. The cafe looks much the same as it did in the film and you can sit at the table right by the door where Jasmine used to sit and have her coffee. If you're ever passing by on Interstate 40, don't forget to visit. In the meantime, check out this special film. The memorable performances will keep you involved, even if the first 30 minutes have you wondering what and why you are watching, but hang in there. You won't be disappointed.


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