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Dinner Rush (2000)

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At a popular NYC Italian restaurant on a dramatic, busy evening, there are 2 gangsters, cop detective, food-critic, ex bookmaker owner, his chef son, indebted gambler sous-chef etc.

Director:

Bob Giraldi

Writers:

Rick Shaughnessy, Brian S. Kalata (as Brian Kalata)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Aiello ... Louis Cropa
John Rothman ... Gary Lieberman
Frank Bongiorno Frank Bongiorno ... Enrico Coventie
Lexie Sperduto Lexie Sperduto ... Lucy Clemente
Zainab Jah ... Adrian
Alex Corrado ... Paolo
Michael McGlone ... Carmen (as Mike McGlone)
Walt MacPherson Walt MacPherson ... Detective Drury
Polly Draper ... Natalie Clemente
Edoardo Ballerini ... Chef Udo Cropa
Vivian Wu ... Nicole Chan
Manny Perez ... Gabriel
Ajay Naidu ... Ademir the Matre'd
Andre Haynes Richarson Andre Haynes Richarson ... Machine (as Andre Richardson Haynes)
Summer Phoenix ... Marti Wellington
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Storyline

Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the balcony rival bookmaker gangsters from Queens who want to become partners in the restaurant; in the corner renowned food critic 'the food nymph' is her usual demanding self; and at the bar, seemingly unnoticed, is Ken. As the evening continues enter Duncan, inveterate gambler and sous-chef on-the-line in the frenetic kitchen downstairs, who acts as the catalyst that causes the evening to draw to its inevitable, explosive, deadly conclusion. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Taglines:

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

29 March 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinner Rush - Killer zum Dessert See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,000, 30 September 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$110,000, 30 September 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was filmed in only 21 days. See more »

Goofs

As soon as the lights come back on in the restaurant, the bartender is seen yanking his flashlight off his wrist. A few seconds later in a close-up, he is seen taking it off again and setting it behind the bar. See more »

Quotes

Udo Cropa: There are only three proper responses when I say something to you: "Yes chef," "No chef," "I don't know chef."
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Crazy Credits

For the Silver Fox See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Best Films of 2001 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Menina d'Agua
Written by Marcelo C. Madeira and Gabi V. Rossi
Performed by Tupinikings
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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A brilliant film!
4 July 2007 | by djhuckelSee all my reviews

This film crackles with authenticity. Danny Aiello is great in the lead role as the owner of this eatery, rushed off its feet in the evening rush after the day leading to it. He plays ironically opposite to his oft gangster roles. Well structured with an interesting mix of characters, showing their chemistry with each other, the boss, the son, the dish hands, the restaraunts patrons, and food critic, the lust, and the great character John Corbett plays.

Dinner Rush is well worth a look. I am sure you won't be disappointed if you like films that simmer at a medium temperature so it becomes cooked nicely at the end with a good surprise in the end how it turned out.


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