Diner (1982) (C)
Release Date: April 18, 2000.
"A small gem! A banquet of fast food and funny talk."
Richard Corliss, Time.
Fries with gravy, a cherry cola, friendship, bragging rights... and does Sinatra or Mathis croon the best makeout music? Before there was the counterculture of the '60s, there was the counter culture. From his Oscar nominated script, Barry Levinson makes his directing debut with this endearing study of pals in transition. Ellen Barkin, in her debut role, plays a neglected wife. Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Dale and Paul Reiser - chosen from over 600 hopefuls - play the up-all-night buddies who work out the remnants of adolescence during ritual evenings at a busy steel-and-vinyl hangout in 1959 Baltimore. Stars, laughs, interlocking stories. Entertainment is the daily special in Diner. -- (C) Warner Bros, 1982, USA.
Starring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser.
Directed by Barry Levinson.
Genre/Subject: Comedy, Drama.
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