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The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success? (2015)

Unrated | | Documentary | 15 November 2016 (USA)
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A Manhattan restaurateur makes the bold decision to boost his struggling eatery's business by putting up the iconic zebra wallpaper made world-famous by the recently shuttered Upper East ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Sparaga

Writer:

Michael Sparaga
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Credited cast:
Dale Anderson Dale Anderson ... Herself
Doug Anderson Doug Anderson ... Himself
Michael C. Barelin Michael C. Barelin ... Himself
Bruno Blazino Bruno Blazino ... Himself
Bartle Bull Bartle Bull ... Himself
Nicole Cota Nicole Cota ... Herself
Charles Devigne Charles Devigne ... Himself
Salvatore Doria Salvatore Doria ... Himself
Daniel Glass Daniel Glass ... Himself
Gael Greene ... Herself
Liz Gumbinner Liz Gumbinner ... Herself
Paul Gumbinner Paul Gumbinner ... Himself
Steve Haweeli Steve Haweeli ... Himself
Kenneth Johnson Kenneth Johnson ... Himself
Jerry Kretchmer Jerry Kretchmer ... Himself
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A Manhattan restaurateur makes the bold decision to boost his struggling eatery's business by putting up the iconic zebra wallpaper made world-famous by the recently shuttered Upper East Side institution, Gino's. His choice sparks controversy when Gino's previous owners, staff and loyal regulars, still hurting over Gino's closing, catch wind of his intentions.

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Documentary

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Canada | USA

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English

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15 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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At a Q&A after a screening in Toronto, director Michael Sparaga mentioned the now-retired Gino's wait staff were so dedicated to their job, they'd never even seen a movie before in their lives. When shown a trailer of the film, they assumed it was the final product. See more »

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Excellent
6 December 2016 | by nojunkjulieSee all my reviews

Something for everyone. Like documentaries? It's a well crafted one with a great arc. Like food? Be tantalized by the secret sauce recipe and make a list of must-visit restaurants in the big apple. Like New York? This story and these people could only be from there. Like jazz? John Pizzarelli cameos! Like to harken back to a simpler time? Lots of great nostalgia name-dropping A-list musicians from the 60s and 70s. Like a scrappy underdog? It's got one. Like design makeovers? You'll be biting your nails waiting for the big reveal. Like shouting advice to the protagonist? Lots of opportunities for that (but please be considerate of your neighbors!) You can't miss with this film.


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