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Dinner Rush [Widescreen and Full Frame]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Bob Giraldi, award-winning director of commercials and music videos (Michael Jackson's "Beat It"), uses his own restaurant--Gigino's Trattoria--as the starting point for his debut feature, DINNER RUSH. The film is about one lively night at a trendy restaurant in the TriBeCa area of New York City. Louis (Danny Aiello) is an aging bookie and restauranter who's bemoaning the transformation of Gigino's from a down-to-earth, mom-and-pop Italian eatery to a pretentious, see-and-be-seen establishment. Louis's talented son, Udo (Edoardo Ballerini), is an ambitious star chef who wants to take over the restaurant because he claims his food and his style are responsible for the success of the business. To make matters worse, Louis is confronted by a pair of thugs known as Black and Blue who murdered his partner and now want to take over his place. Mark Margolis is hilarious as the droll art critic and nightmare customer, Fitzgerald. Summer Phoenix plays a smart-talking waitress. And topping off the colorful cast is Sandra Bernhard who plays a snotty food critic.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): N6105

  • Credits
    Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, Vivian Wu, Sandra Bernhard, Summer Phoenix, Mike McGlone
  • Critic Reviews
    "...It's engrossing....Fast pacing, down-to-earth dialogue, well-drawn characters and attention to detail....The film boasts a gorgeous visual style..."
    Hollywood Reporter

    "...Mr. Giraldi uses all his skills commendably....It's light on its feet..."
    New York Times

    "...An Altmanesque ensemble piece that's packed with strong performances. Aiello has never been better....Mike McGlone is superb..."
    Total Film

    "...The food-preparation scenes are vividly depicted....A tasty work film crammed with quotidian virtuosity..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Food, crime, comedy, even a little sentiment, with the strands effortlessly interwoven..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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