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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
One unlucky evening, Louis Cropa (Danny Aiello), a part-time bookmaker, discovers that his restaurant has become a hotbed of conflicting characters. In addition to having to please a whiny food critic (Sandra Bernhard), Louis must fend off a hostile takeover from a pair of gangsters (Michael McGlone), to whom his sous-chef (Kirk Acevedo) is in debt. Further, Louis has an argument with his son (Edoardo Ballerini), the star chef, whose culinary creativity has brought success to the business.

Cast: Danny Aiello , Edoardo Ballerini , Vivian Wu , Michael McGlone , Kirk Acevedo , Sandra Bernhard , John Corbett , Jamie Harris

Director: Bob Giraldi

Genres: Comedy drama

Dinner Rush (2000)

Release Date: January 1st, 2000|1 hr. 35 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Benefits enormously from Aiello's down-to-earth magnificence. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    As tension mounts through the evening, Giraldi cleverly sweeps in and out of conversations -- and brings it all together in a climax that is as hard to see coming as it is to resist. show more

  • 88
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    It's rare to find an American movie that works so well structurally from beginning to end, including a second act that withstands the plethora of fast-moving action, and a climax that is satisfying and well earned. show more

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