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The Tavern (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | October 1999 (USA)
Two men beg and borrow money to start a neighborhood bar. Initially the bar thrives, then the crowds start to dwindle. The two then add music and hire a top notch chef, which boosts ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Foote

Writer:

Walter Foote

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Dye ... Ronnie
Greg Zittel Greg Zittel ... Kevin
Margaret Cho ... Carol
Nancy Ticotin ... Gina
Kevin Geer ... Dave
Phyllis Esposito Phyllis Esposito ... Angela
Carlo Alban ... Tommy
Steven Marcus ... Jerry
Tom Ryan Tom Ryan ... Jimmy
Michael Baker Michael Baker ... Freddie
Heather King Heather King ... Jeannette
Kym Austin Kym Austin ... Sharon
Tyler Foote Tyler Foote ... Dave's Child
Lilian Foote Lilian Foote ... Dave's Child
Jennifer Harmon Jennifer Harmon ... Ronnie's Mother
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Storyline

Two men beg and borrow money to start a neighborhood bar. Initially the bar thrives, then the crowds start to dwindle. The two then add music and hire a top notch chef, which boosts business again - for a time. Basically the film examines the travails of a small business owner and shows the up and down nature of such a business. The twosome not only suffer business depressions, but also personal problems as one loses his long time girl friend and the other loses his day job. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,095, 29 October 2000

Gross USA:

$6,096
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

It Won't Be Tonight
Performed by The Saw Doctors
Written by Leo Moran (as Leon Moran) & Davy Carton
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A touching slice of life drama with a basis in reality.
29 October 2000 | by johnny-106See all my reviews

Walter Foote's first film, like many of his father's (Horton Foote), tells the quiet story of real people. It showcases the drama inherent in everyone's daily life. By resisting the urge to delve into fantastical or extreme scenarios, Foote tells a story that regular working people can relate to. Ronnie and Dave's journey is one that we can all easily tag along on, and sympathize with as it turns inside out.


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