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Diner (5-Mar-1982)

Director: Barry Levinson

Writer: Barry Levinson

Original Music Composed by: Bruce Brody; Ivan Kral

Producer: Jerry Weintraub

Keywords: Drama

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kevin Bacon
8-Jul-1958   Everybody cut Footloose
Ellen Barkin
16-Apr-1954   Siesta
Timothy Daly
1-Mar-1956   Seven Girlfriends
Steve Guttenberg
24-Aug-1958   Police Academy
Paul Reiser
30-Mar-1957   Mad About You
Mickey Rourke
16-Sep-1952   The Wrestler
Daniel Stern
28-Aug-1957   City Slickers
Michael Tucker
6-Feb-1945   Stuart Markowitz on L.A. Law


Steve Guttenberg   ...   Eddie
Daniel Stern   ...   Shrevie
Mickey Rourke   ...   Boogie
Kevin Bacon   ...   Fenwick
Timothy Daly   ...   Billy
Ellen Barkin   ...   Beth
Paul Reiser   ...   Modell
Kathryn Dowling   ...   Barbara
Michael Tucker   ...   Bagel
Colette Blonigan   ...   Carol Heathrow
Jessica James   ...   Mrs. Simmons
Clement Fowler   ...   Eddie's Father
Kelle Kipp   ...   Diane
John Aquino   ...   Tank
Richard Pierson   ...   David Frazer
Claudia Cron   ...   Jane Chisholm
Tait Ruppert   ...   Methan
Tom V. V. Tammi   ...   Howard
Pam Gail   ...   First Stripper
Lauren Zaganas   ...   Second Stripper
Sharon Ziman   ...   Bride
Mark Margolis   ...   Earl Maget
Ralph Tabakin   ...   TV Customer
Frank Stoegerer   ...   TV Director
Nat Benchley   ...   Technical Director
Frank Hennessy   ...   Audio Man
Marvin Hunter   ...   Newscaster
Steve Smith   ...   Announcer
Lee Case   ...   Billy's Father
Howard (Chip) Silverman   ...   Clothing Hustler
Ted Bafaloukos   ...   George
Barney Cohen   ...   Knocko
Bruce Kluger   ...   Guy at Pool Hall
Bruce Elliot   ...   Soap Opera Man
Carole Copeland   ...   Soap Opera Woman
Aryeh Cooperstock   ...   Rabbi
Brian Costantini   ...   Drunk at Wedding
Lorraine D. Glick   ...   Woman at Wedding
Florence L. Moody   ...   Waitress
Mary Lou Vukov   ...   Waitress
Alan Kaplan   ...   Bagel's Friend
Donald Saiontz   ...   Bagel's Friend
Chief Gordon   ...   Man in Jail
Beverly Sheehan   ...   Beautician
Dusty Clare   ...   Salon Woman


Review by E. Tallahassee (posted on 26-Aug-2008)

Set in Baltimore in 1959, Diner tells of the story of a group of male, high school friends, now in their twenties, who reunite at the Fells Point Diner for the wedding of one of their group. The semi-autobiographical film explores the changing relationships among these friends as they become adults through what is mostly a series of vignettes rather than a traditional narrative. Much of the film is unscripted, Levinson preferring to use ad libbing to capture naturalistic camaraderie on the screen.

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