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Dinner Rush (2000)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Giraldi

Writers:

Rick Shaughnessy, Brian S. Kalata (as Brian Kalata)
2 wins. See more awards »

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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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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

Director Bob Giraldi is actually the owner of the restaurant "Gigino" where the movie takes place. 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

Detective Drury: Hey! I'm a detective, I could force you to tell me.
Piper: ...And I'm a Capricorn, you can't force me to do shit.
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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

Bad Guys
Written by Alex Norris
Performed by Rhumba Club
Courtesy of Palmetto Records
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I absolutely love this film.......
18 July 2005 | by nitesr2longSee all my reviews

This is one the rare gems of independent cinema.

I wish more people had seen this when it came out. It is a beautifully shot film about the life of a restaurant on a busy night. But there is so much more to this film. It combines a fascinating mob element that you don't fully understand until the end with the delicate flair of a master chef combining ingredients in a meal. The ending is immensely surprising and gratifying. All the performances are believable, especially Corbett who is in his best film. It is the dynamic of a trendy restaurant dealing with a record-breaking night, however that makes this film superb. It takes so many lives and elements and brings them together with aplomb. This is one of the best films in recent years.


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