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Restaurant (1998)

R | | Drama | 24 July 1999 (Japan)
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A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

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Eric Bross

Writer:

Tom Cudworth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Chris Calloway
Elise Neal ... Jeanine
David Moscow ... Reggae
Simon Baker ... Kenny (as Simon Baker-Denny)
Catherine Kellner ... Nancy
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Steven
John Carroll Lynch ... John English
Jesse L. Martin ... Quincy
Sybil Darrow ... Lenore (as Sybil Temchen)
Vonte Sweet ... Marcus
Michael Stoyanov ... Ethan
Elon Gold ... Kurt
Lori Heuring ... Donna
Lauryn Hill ... Leslie
Avery Kidd Waddell ... Al-Tarique (as Avery Waddell)
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A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Restaurante See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,750, 30 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,512, 20 February 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The restaurant used in the film is now The Madison Bar & Grill. See more »

Goofs

Jeanine and Kenny board a PATH train (a New York-New Jersey subway) in Hoboken, New Jersey, go one stop and get off at the same Hoboken station. See more »

Quotes

Chris Calloway: [of his father] If that bastard rolled over in his grave every time I did something he disapproved of, he'd be a fuckin' rotisserie.
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A dynamite film that balances a comprehensive plot line with full cast of realistic, thoughtfully rendered characters.
22 May 2005 | by nathanjmSee all my reviews

Restaurant takes on a lot, and succeeds. Various story lines are carefully interwoven as the film takes on issues of race relations and day-to-day life in small town NJ. Genuinely humorous throughout, "Restaurant' is a beautifully written tale of twenty-something artists struggling to grow up. Adrien Brody and Elise Neal co-star in their roles as interracial lovers, and put similar relationships depicted in movies such as "Jungle Fever" to shame. Supported by a cast of top-notch actors, what could be a lot to take on in the confines of one film ends up feeling like the perfect mix of elements. "Restaurant" is a touching, heartfelt rendition of the lives of young artists working to overcome the confines of their 9 to 5 jobs.


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