Bagdad Cafe Poster

Release Date: April 25th, 1991

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2001

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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