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Dinner Rush (2000)

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At a popular NYC Italian restaurant on a dramatic, busy evening, there are 2 gangsters, cop detective, food-critic, ex bookmaker owner, his chef son, indebted gambler sous-chef etc.

Director:

Bob Giraldi

Writers:

Rick Shaughnessy, Brian S. Kalata (as Brian Kalata)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Aiello ... Louis Cropa
John Rothman ... Gary Lieberman
Frank Bongiorno Frank Bongiorno ... Enrico Coventie
Lexie Sperduto Lexie Sperduto ... Lucy Clemente
Zainab Jah ... Adrian
Alex Corrado ... Paolo
Michael McGlone ... Carmen (as Mike McGlone)
Walt MacPherson Walt MacPherson ... Detective Drury
Polly Draper ... Natalie Clemente
Edoardo Ballerini ... Chef Udo Cropa
Vivian Wu ... Nicole Chan
Manny Perez ... Gabriel
Ajay Naidu ... Ademir the Matre'd
Andre Haynes Richarson Andre Haynes Richarson ... Machine (as Andre Richardson Haynes)
Summer Phoenix ... Marti Wellington
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Storyline

Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the balcony rival bookmaker gangsters from Queens who want to become partners in the restaurant; in the corner renowned food critic 'the food nymph' is her usual demanding self; and at the bar, seemingly unnoticed, is Ken. As the evening continues enter Duncan, inveterate gambler and sous-chef on-the-line in the frenetic kitchen downstairs, who acts as the catalyst that causes the evening to draw to its inevitable, explosive, deadly conclusion. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Taglines:

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

29 March 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinner Rush - Killer zum Dessert See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,000, 30 September 2001

Gross USA:

$634,566

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$933,740
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was filmed in only 21 days. See more »

Goofs

As soon as the lights come back on in the restaurant, the bartender is seen yanking his flashlight off his wrist. A few seconds later in a close-up, he is seen taking it off again and setting it behind the bar. See more »

Quotes

Louis Cropa: You know they say revenge is a dish best eaten cold.
Gary Lieberman: Served.
Louis Cropa: What?
Gary Lieberman: Yes sir. Served cold.
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Dinner Rush goes straight into my all-time Top 10
4 October 2002 | by tenten76See all my reviews

I didn't think they made movies like this anymore.

The only thing wrong with this movie is the lack of marketing. Otherwise, it's superb on so many levels, and the ending (even though I knew what was coming) was a happy surprise.

Every single performance is good, with most of them actually great. The script is faultless, as is the plot, the pacing, and the directing. Even though it's a less-flashy style than in 99% or the movies these days, it's wonderful to be able to appreciate really good camerawork, clear dialogue, perfect editing..

I don't want to go into great detail, because the movie is such a pleasure to watch. I just hope this may convince you to see Dinner Rush, because it's quite possibly the best film of the year. I am now going to pester friends & colleagues to rent it, until I can actually buy it and then force them to watch.


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