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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louis Cropa
... Gary Lieberman
Frank Bongiorno ... Enrico Coventie
Lexie Sperduto ... Lucy Clemente
... Adrian
... Paolo
... Carmen (as Mike McGlone)
Walt MacPherson ... Detective Drury
... Natalie Clemente
... Chef Udo Cropa
... Nicole Chan
... Gabriel
... Ademir the Matre'd
Andre Haynes Richarson ... Machine (as Andre Richardson Haynes)
... Marti Wellington
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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 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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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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29 March 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dinner Rush - Killer zum Dessert  »

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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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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

The bartender takes patrons money during a trivia game giving credit to George Washington Carver as the inventor of peanut butter however it was Canadian Marcellus Gilmore Edson who patented it in 1884. See more »

Quotes

[Udo spies Duncan cooking sausage and peppers on the stove]
Udo Cropa: What's that smell?
Duncan: Huh?
Udo Cropa: What's that smell?
Duncan: I stink.
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For the Silver Fox See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 2001 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, What a Night
Written by Johnny Funches and Marvin Junior (as Marvin Junoir)
Performed by The Dells
Courtesy of VeeJay Ltd. Partnership/Rhino Entertainment Co.
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A brilliant film!
4 July 2007 | by See 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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