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A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Fishman Michael Fishman ... Himself
John A. Papa John A. Papa ... Himself
Eve Shopsin Eve Shopsin ... Herself
Kenny Shopsin ... Himself
Calvin Trillin ... Himself
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A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

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Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,487, 30 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,721, 13 August 2006
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Production Co:

Mortal Films See more »
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Color
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Quotes

Kenny Shopsin: Everybody's seven years old. This is a mature person; he has a job, a family, he's going to die some day. He works on Wall Street and he's going to slaughter the Third World Nations today. And he's having chocolate chip pancakes for fuckin' breakfast. Good for him, huh?
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References Woman in the Dunes (1964) See more »

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True heart..
12 January 2017 | by obrienskSee all my reviews

This movie feels like an art school film project that caught fire and ended up being something bigger than anyone expected. From the ludicrous commentary of the madman that is Kenny Shopsin, to the real, applicable life lessons throughout, this documentary style film should be viewed by anyone with a love for food, family and of course, restaurant culture. Within each scene, comment, incident, lies small truths and realities that we all face as humans in this society. Alongside the daily struggles of the family system, is the restaurant itself which is as eccentric and charismatic as the family that owns it... This movie represents the city of New York, the neighborhood, and ultimately the PEOPLE that make any community what it is... I try and show this film to as many people as I can because I know the rise of popularity in a cult classic is a slow one, but that's what this production is... a true cult classic.


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