Cover image for Diner
Title:
Diner
Author:
Levinson, Barry.
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Warner Home Video, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Set in 1959, a band of long-time buddies since high school gather at a local diner to share their escapades and make sense of their lives. As one by one they drift off to join the mainstream of life they still cling to their shared boyhood dreams.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.

Special features include: Behind-the-scenes documentary Diner : on the flip side and all-new introduction featuring writer/director Barry Levinson and the film's stars ; interactive menus ; 2 theatrical trailers ; scene access.
Language:
English

French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Added Title:
Diner : on the flip side.
ISBN:
9780790744551
UPC:
012569507722
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Writer-director Barry Levinson's autobiographical first feature fondly remembers his Baltimore youth. It's late 1959, and six guys in their early twenties are stumbling into adulthood, alternating responsibility with carefree time at their local diner. The story centers on the return from college of Billy (Tim Daly) to serve as best man at the wedding of his pal Eddie (Steve Guttenberg). Billy is consumed by a confusing relationship with a close female friend, while Eddie still lives at home, preparing a football trivia test for his fiancée and vowing to cancel the wedding if she fails. Other characters woven into the narrative include Boogie (Mickey Rourke), a womanizer with a gambling problem, and Shrevie (Daniel Stern), a music addict with a troubled marriage. Diner became known for its bittersweet comic screenplay and its remarkable cast, which also included Paul Reiser, Kevin Bacon, and Ellen Barkin. In order to capture the loose, laid-back dialogue of the diner scenes, Levinson directed them last, so that the actors would be more comfortable with each other. Diner was the first part of Levinson's "Baltimore Trilogy," followed by Tin Men (1987) and Avalon (1990). ~ Norm Schrager, Rovi


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