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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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Rob McKittrick

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Rob McKittrick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Monty
Anna Faris ... Serena
Justin Long ... Dean
David Koechner ... Dan
Luis Guzmán ... Raddimus
Chi McBride ... Bishop
John Francis Daley ... Mitch
Kaitlin Doubleday ... Amy
Rob Benedict ... Calvin (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
Alanna Ubach ... Naomi
Vanessa Lengies ... Natasha
Max Kasch ... T-Dog
Andy Milonakis ... Nick
Dane Cook ... Floyd
Jordan Ladd ... 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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Chicken flied steak, anyone? See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waiting... See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,021,106, 9 October 2005

Gross USA:

$16,124,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,637,690
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paris Hilton and Molly Sims were both offered the role of Danielle and refused. At the last minute, Jordan Ladd was hired. See more »

Goofs

When Dean gets to work with Serrena and his girlfriend, the camera is reflected in the window of his door when he opens it. See more »

Quotes

Bishop: Mitch, I want you to do a couple things for me. First, I want you to observe very closely your surroundings, today. Take everything in. Leave no stone unturned. Can you do that for me? Then, I want you to think about what your life would be like, if you had been born blind.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Andy Milonakis sets his glass down on one of the set pieces which turns out to be a Rube Goldberg machine. See more »

Alternate Versions

As far as the unrated cut goes, the 'unrated' portions mostly concern the testicles and vagina shots near the end of the movie that had to be changed for the MPAA. For the vagina shot, the camera is slightly closer than it was theatrically. For the testicles shot in the theatrical, they were just hanging out of the boxers; this take is used on Disc Two during 'The Works' at the beginning of the Luis Guzman casting section. Another unrated change is that the rap video during the credits is uncensored, while the theatrical had words bleeped very arbitrarily. See more »

Connections

References Super Troopers (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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 tiramisucSee 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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