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Waiting... (2005)

R | | Comedy | 7 October 2005 (USA)
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Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

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Rob McKittrick

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Rob McKittrick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Monty
Anna Faris ... Serena
Justin Long ... Dean
David Koechner ... Dan
Luis Guzmán ... Raddimus
Chi McBride ... Bishop
John Francis Daley ... Mitch
Kaitlin Doubleday ... Amy
Rob Benedict ... Calvin (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
Alanna Ubach ... Naomi
Vanessa Lengies ... Natasha
Max Kasch ... T-Dog
Andy Milonakis ... Nick
Dane Cook ... Floyd
Jordan Ladd ... Danielle
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Storyline

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never F&@K with the people that serve you food! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waiting... See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,021,106, 9 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,124,543
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are many similarities between the characters Monty and Mitch and the characters Chris Knight and Mitch Taylor in Real Genius (1985). Thanks is given in the credits to the director of Real Genius, Martha Coolidge. See more »

Goofs

When Dean gets to work with Serrena and his girlfriend, the camera is reflected in the window of his door when he opens it. See more »

Quotes

Calvin: I never make... how do you make a hundred dollars every night?
Monty: You wanna know?
Calvin: Yeah.
Monty: You really wanna know how I make a hundred dollars every night?
Calvin: Yes.
Monty: It's all about that right there!
[he points; everyone turns around and is confronted by Raddimus' testicles]
Monty: Yes!
Raddimus: Yes!
[everyone groans]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Andy Milonakis sets his glass down on one of the set pieces which turns out to be a Rube Goldberg machine. See more »

Alternate Versions

As far as the unrated cut goes, the 'unrated' portions mostly concern the testicles and vagina shots near the end of the movie that had to be changed for the MPAA. For the vagina shot, the camera is slightly closer than it was theatrically. For the testicles shot in the theatrical, they were just hanging out of the boxers; this take is used on Disc Two during 'The Works' at the beginning of the Luis Guzman casting section. Another unrated change is that the rap video during the credits is uncensored, while the theatrical had words bleeped very arbitrarily. See more »

Connections

References Top Gun (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Hardcore Days & Softcore Nights
Written by David Terry
Performed by Aqueduct
Courtesy of Barsuk Records
W. David Terry (EMI) 2004 By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Must see for anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant business..
8 October 2005 | by melo-11See all my reviews

To the people who have never worked a day in a restaurant, this movie is NOT for you. To the people who go to a restaurant and treat the staff like $hit, This movie is NOT for you either. Trust me, save yourself the realization of just what you've REALLY eaten, cuz your life will be much better if you never find out. For everyone else, this movie is perfect. Its never going to win any awards, and doesn't even try to. From the 5-second rule to the intermingled sex lives of the staff to the retarded manager, this movie hits the nail right on the head. It seems like someone in Hollywood finally got some money to throw around and decided to pay homage to his life before being "Someone" in Hollywood. I laughed till i cried through the first 30 minutes and the rest of the movie was just as good. It's destined to become a cult classic for anyone in The Industry and will definitely be on my bookshelf the day it comes out. As long as you go in only with expectations of being grossed out and laughing till it hurts, you will not be disappointed!!


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