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Waffle Street (2015)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 March 2016 (USA)
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Waffle Street's riches-to-rags tale is an adaptation of James Adams' 2010 memoir of the same name (published by Sourced Media Books), which chronicles the financier's foray into the food ... See full summary »


Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Lafferty ... James Adams
Danny Glover ... Edward Collins
Julie Gonzalo ... Becky Adams
Dale Dickey ... Crazy Kathy
Marshall Bell ... Miles Drake III
Ernie Lively ... Wright Adams
William Knight William Knight ... Grandpop Adams
Adam Johnson ... Matthew Linslow
Yolanda Wood ... Jacqui White
Aubrey Reynolds ... Mary Crohns
Sila Agavale Sila Agavale ... Manuel Lopez
Jason Tatom Jason Tatom ... Larry Cobble (as Jason Tatom)
Michelle Lang ... Nancy Linslow
Michael Flynn ... Repo Man
Ilene Wood Ilene Wood ... Ann Adams


Waffle Street's riches-to-rags tale is an adaptation of James Adams' 2010 memoir of the same name (published by Sourced Media Books), which chronicles the financier's foray into the food industry. After being laid off at the hedge fund where he worked, and further jaded by his culpability in the crisis, Adams chose to work at a popular 24-hour diner where he claims "most of his financial knowledge has been gleaned." Offering a fresh take on the fallout of corporate greed, Adams' is a tale of the redemption and unlikely friendship found under the tutelage of Glover's character Edward, the best short-order cook in town. Written by Autumn McAlpin

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One of the many nicknames Edward (Danny Glover) has for Jim (James Lafferty), is "Jimmy Jam". James Lafferty starred on One Tree Hill (2003), and his character, Nathan, had a son James, who he often referred to as "Jimmy Jam". See more »


When the lead character is driving towards the garage, the car is actually turned off. You can clearly see the meters of the mph and rpm standing at zero whilst driving. See more »


James Adams: What we do is legal, therefore it is not unethical. If this was unethical, it would be illegal.
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Written by Matt Isbell
Performed by Ghost Town Blues Band
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Yep, that's kind of how it goes...
16 May 2017 | by mathmaniacSee all my reviews

I thought this movie was a refreshing take on a story that could be told a dozen different ways. It felt real. As many people who worked in food service can tell you, there was a lot to identify with in this story.

Going from finance to being a server in a chain restaurant, there will be one huge difference: in a financial job, you don't leave the work behind at the office. Unless you own the restaurant, or have major management duties, you WILL leave it physically and mentally at the end of your shift.

The main character in this film experiences that. Working double shifts (been there, done that!) is one way he can accumulate hours. But once he's out there, he's OUTTA there. This is a wonderful thing.

No e-mails at 3 a.m. or phone calls at 5:30 a.m. No second-guessing a decision you made that might have you fired. No waking up in a panic because you realize you sent the wrong report to the company copy center. Sweet simple absence from the place of work, in every sense, at the end of the day. Then - it starts all over again at the next scheduled shift.

Jimmy, our hero, appreciates this. Who wouldn't? It's relaxing just to see that simple balance portrayed on the screen. What other things are going on shows that the job may be simple but the financial players involved are not. You don't stray far from the ways that money corrupts. Ever.

All of these things, along with Ed (Danny Glover's character) commenting on what must be really important, make this film have the ring of truth for anyone who has EVER had a job. You've had a job? Then it was 9 to 5 or it was round the clock. Take your pick, which would you like? You'll pay for your choice. This movie is about the price.

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