Sitcom based on the 1987 indie hit "Bagdad Café" follows two women, a desert motel and diner owner and her guest whose husbands just left them, who slowly develop a rocky friendship. Several colorful characters live there as well.
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1991   1990  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Whoopi Goldberg ...  Brenda 15 episodes, 1990-1991
Jean Stapleton ...  Jasmine Zweibel 15 episodes, 1990-1991
James Gammon ...  Rudy 15 episodes, 1990-1991
Monica Calhoun ...  Debbie 15 episodes, 1990-1991
Cleavon Little ...  Sal 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Sam Whipple ...  Dewey Kunkle 9 episodes, 1990-1991
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Sitcom based on the 1987 indie hit "Bagdad Café" follows two women, a desert motel and diner owner and her guest whose husbands just left them, who slowly develop a rocky friendship. Several colorful characters live there as well.

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In the Mojave stands an oasis of laughter. The food's lousy - but the comedy's four star. See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagdad kávéház See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Whoopi Goldberg was originally offered the part of Brenda in the film Bagdad Cafe (1987) but she turned it down. See more »


Soundtracks

Calling You
Written by Bob Telson
Performed by Jevetta Steele
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I don't get it -- Bagdad Cafe is flat, despite what everyone seems to say
15 November 2006 | by spam-gregmaloneSee all my reviews

I simply had to register on this site and weigh in on this film. Even though Bagdad Cafe was released a long time ago (late 80's), and I'd never heard of it before recently, for some reason it came across my vision from two different sources in the last week. These two sources "oozed" about how great a film it is. I went online and read lots of similar reviews, including the NYTimes, Rotten Tomatoes, and many more. Nearly all oozed with praise for this film.

So I watched it. Yes, nice photography. That's where it stopped for me. The rest is about cardboard characters walking through a thinly written script with poorly transitioned plot evolutions, ... I don't get it. It's so-called "charm" is OK, I guess, but hardly worth the gushing reviews I've read.

I love movies. Watch many. Many types. I don't see what all the fuss is about on Bagdad Cafe. Curious.


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