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Waiting... (2005)

R | | Comedy | 7 October 2005 (USA)
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Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Monty
... Serena
... Dean
... Dan
... Raddimus
... Bishop
... Mitch
... Amy
... Calvin (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
... Naomi
... Natasha
... T-Dog
... Nick
... Floyd
... Danielle
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Storyline

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,021,106, 9 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,124,543
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Trivia

In an original incarnation of the script Calvin was the character who couldn't piss, and Brian was a character who couldn't get the girl. The parts were combined at the last minute. See more »

Goofs

When everyone is discussing their total earnings for the night Naomi lights her cigarette twice. See more »

Quotes

Dan: Now I'm not gonna lie to you. The job comes with more responsibility, but it offers a lot more rewards.
Dan: You get full medical, dental,two-weeks' paid vacation, and I might add a hefty pay increase. I do pretty well.
Dean: Cool.
Dan: It is cool. And let's not forget the power.
Dean: Right.
Dan: Control. You tell people to do things, and they have to do it, or they get in trouble.
Dan: I mean, you're in the driver's seat here. Your finger's on the button. - Think about it.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits there is an "uber special thanks" section which contains Rob McKittrick's thank yous. The most notable ones being "God, for not existing," and "Kevin Smith, for providing the world with 'Clerks', the movie that made my movie seem possible. Randal is one of the greatest characters ever." See more »


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Nick and T-Dog's P-H-Fat Rap
Written by Andy Milonakis
Performed by Andy Milonakis and Max Kasch
Music by Dean Shull
Courtesy of Waiting, LLC
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Therapy for Restaurant Employees...
15 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie was everything I thought it would be and more. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cringe. Most of all, it'll make you think twice about eating at another restaurant or even working at one. Each character is throughly enjoyable as is each interaction between them. It's extremely well-written and realistic. As a waitress, I found it completely therapeutic, because even though I'd never do anything to a customer's food, seeing someone else do it to someone who is deserving of it (even in a movie), is enough to make me feel better. Ryan Reynolds is hysterical in this movie, as is Dane Cook and Luis Guzman. There are so many one-liners that you'll hear for a long time, especially in the kitchen of any restaurant. It ends slightly abruptly and you find yourself wanting more...but I guess that means the writer has done something right. Go see it, and enjoy. Just remember never to break the cardinal rule: "Never, ever, f*ck with someone who handles your food."


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