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PG| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
German tourist Jasmin Munchgstettner (Marianne Sägebrecht) argues with her husband after car trouble strands them along a dusty highway in the American Southwest. Fuming, she storms off and travels by foot to the nearest outpost of civilization -- the Bagdad Café. Upon arriving, she butts heads with the owner (CCH Pounder), but they soon forge an unlikely friendship. What begins as a few days' respite becomes a prolonged stay as Jasmine finds her niche within this eccentric truck-stop community.

Cast: Marianne Sägebrecht , CCH Pounder , Jack Palance , Christine Kaufmann , Monica Calhoun , Darron Flagg , George Aguilar , G. Smokey Campbell

Director: Percy Adlon

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Bagdad Cafe (1988)

Release Date: April 25th, 1991|1 hr. 32 min.

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  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The charm of Bagdad Cafe is that every character and every moment is unanticipated, obscurely motivated, of uncertain meaning and vibrating with life. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    Bagdad Cafe is a visually exhilarating and consciously modern film, more concerned with projecting an atmosphere or spirit than with telling a story. It's hard not to fall in love with this comic fable about the magic that develops at the meeting of two cultures. show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Much of the film`s charm resides in the fact that there is no reason for any of this to happen, except for the director`s sheer will that it be so. show more

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