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Eric Bross directed this drama of romantic roadblocks and racial issues between a group of waitresses and bartenders waiting for their "big breaks." Former alcoholic Chris (Adrien Brody) is a playwright who works as a bartender at the popular Hoboken, New Jersey, restaurant J.T. McClure's, a gathering spot for a variety of creative wannabes. At a local theater, rehearsals are underway for Chris' play, an autobiographical drama echoing his past relationship with Leslie (Lauryn Hill); for the fictional Leslie character, Chris has cast the vulnerable vocalist Jeanine (Elise Neal), and finds himself falling for her. Meanwhile, the actor playing the role of "Chris" has been sleeping with the real-life Leslie, adding to the real-life Chris' confusion. Providing philosophical guidance is the wise-guy best friend Reggae (Michael Stoyanov), a fellow "Newark boy" whose main creative energy goes into scoring drugs. Restaurant was one of the much-discussed stand-outs at the 1998 L.A. Independent Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:January 28, 1998

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Adrien Brody Best Actor 2000 Nominee

Crew

Eric Bross
Director
H.M. Coakley
Producer
Eric Bross
Producer
Shana Stein
Producer
Horacio Marquinez
Cinematographer
Jullianne Kelly
Musical Direction/Supervision
Theodore Shapiro
Composer (Music Score)
Keith Reamer
Editor
Stephen McCabe
Production Designer
Shawn Carroll
Art Director
Jennifer Chaiken
Co-producer
Julie E. Chaiken
Associate Producer
Mark D. Severini
Executive Producer
Galt Niederhoffer
Executive Producer
Gary J. Palermo
Executive Producer
Michael Brysch
Executive Producer
Nicholas Evans
Set Designer
Elizabeth Shelton
Costume Designer
Robert Ghiraldini
Sound/Sound Designer
Kelly McKaig
First Assistant Director
Chip Signore
First Assistant Director
Joseph Middleton
Casting
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