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The Waiter (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 14 March 2010 (USA)
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A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.

Director:

Jason Konopisos-Alvarez (as Jason Konopisos)

Writer:

Jason Konopisos-Alvarez (as Jason Konopisos)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Durning ... Frank 'The Handler' Maro
Jason Konopisos-Alvarez ... Actor (as Jason Konopisos)
Glenn Morshower ... Nigel Hamilton
Dan Lauria ... Father Parks
Dan Braverman ... Kinsky
Robert Z'Dar ... Lester Maleck
James Handy ... The CEO
Randal Reeder Randal Reeder ... Ivan
Julie Martin Julie Martin ... Tiffany
Crystal Mantecon ... Saree
Ryan Wickerham ... Ford Bynum
Lawrence Varnado ... Hector
Jesse De Luna Jesse De Luna ... The Shooter
Berge Boghossian Berge Boghossian ... Sergi
Jenna Craig ... Chloe
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Storyline

The Waiter is a man who has lost his purpose in life. While being pushed from job to job he realizes the errors of his ways, but only when he is in the depths of his own hell. Now he must battle for his life and the lives of other innocent people around him. Written by Jason Konopisos

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Never let a man make designs on your life...

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Waiter: Chronicles of Purgatory See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,235,000 (estimated)
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Bacchus Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The film was shot entirely on a Panasonic AG-DVX100A digital camcorder that was modified with after-market components from ReelStream via the Andromeda conversion. The camera was upgraded with a system able to pull true HD straight from the CCD chips, and was also fitted with a 35mm lens adapter (Red Rock). So, when accompanied by a five lens primes package, the camera produced an amazing film look. See more »

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Spin-off Rogue Assassin (2012) See more »

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The Mistake
by Pale
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Solid Piece of Work, A Must See for Beginners
21 November 2007 | by breadnbuddahSee all my reviews

I attended a private screening of this film in Los Angeles last week. The screening went very well and the director took time to talk to everyone that was willing to talk to him. I was very impressed with the overall production of this film. Many of the people attending were a bit over the top with praise of the film. However, this is not to say that I think they were wrong in this level of praise. The film was a good film, very deep yet still entertaining. The most remarkable aspect of the film was the budget and the conditions by which these filmmakers completed this monumental task. I have been in production for nearly 15 years and the only comparison I could draw would be that of El Mariachi. I would say that this film wins out in acting performances and level of talent they were able to attract for little money. The look and production value also were outstanding. With that said, the film had the typical low budget production flaws. The lighting was good, the picture the camera gave was great, sound was good (however they said it hadn't been completed yet so I expect it will be very good), coverage could have been better, however the shots were at times very captivating. The thing that struck me most about the film and the reason why everyone seemed to be jumping on the band wagon was more about the charisma of the director. The film at times was vague and obtuse and demanded the audiences full attention. Many attendees I literally saw light bulbs appear above their heads during the Q&A. The director had a very strong vision and was extremely articulate in his answers. All in all, I would say that this film will probably have a strong DVD release, there is some dark humor so maybe even a cult following. I do think that the director and his partners will be very successful given the projects to come that he presented at the screening. I recommend any aspiring film makers or students rent this film, or buy it, it will show you a lot about how to do it right the first time.


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