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Restaurant (1998)

R | | Drama | 24 July 1999 (Japan)
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A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

Director:

Eric Bross

Writer:

Tom Cudworth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Chris Calloway
Elise Neal ... Jeanine
David Moscow ... Reggae
Simon Baker ... Kenny (as Simon Baker-Denny)
Catherine Kellner ... Nancy
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Steven
John Carroll Lynch ... John English
Jesse L. Martin ... Quincy
Sybil Darrow ... Lenore (as Sybil Temchen)
Vonte Sweet ... Marcus
Michael Stoyanov ... Ethan
Elon Gold ... Kurt
Lori Heuring ... Donna
Lauryn Hill ... Leslie
Avery Kidd Waddell ... Al-Tarique (as Avery Waddell)
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A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Restaurante See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,750, 30 January 2000

Gross USA:

$75,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,232
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The restaurant used in the film is now The Madison Bar & Grill. See more »

Goofs

Jeanine and Kenny board a PATH train (a New York-New Jersey subway) in Hoboken, New Jersey, go one stop and get off at the same Hoboken station. See more »

Quotes

Chris Calloway: [of his father] If that bastard rolled over in his grave every time I did something he disapproved of, he'd be a fuckin' rotisserie.
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Better than average dramedy
27 April 2004 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

RESTAURANT (2000) *** Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow,Simon Baker-Denny, Catherine Kellner, Malcom Jamal Warner, John Carroll Lynch, Jesse L. Martin, Sybil Temchen, Vonte Sweet, Lauryn Hill. Brody gives a great performance as a struggling playwright who works in a trendy Hoboken eatery as a bartender and is trying to juggle a new promising relationship with waitress/singer wanna be Neal (equally good) while coming to terms with his ex (pop superstar Hill) as well as living his life with his co-workers, each with their own charming eccentricities.

Novice filmmaker Eric Bross and screenwriter Tom Cudworth combine to make a memorable little gem of a film with funny, adroit dialogue and its strong message of racism underplayed without pandering to the audience.


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