History Film / Diner

15th Mar '17 9:14:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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''Diner'' is a 1982 semi-autobiographical ComingOfAge film by Creator/BarryLevinson set in UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} in the last week of 1959. It's about six friends: Boogie, a gambling addict who works at a beauty shop, is a law school graduate, and is the closest among the group to a ladies' man; Eddie, who's getting married, but [[SeriousBusiness is making his bride-to-be pass a test about the Baltimore Colts before the ceremony]]; Fenwick, a rich screw-up; Modell, the DeadpanSnarker hanger-on; Shrevie, who works at an appliance store and is the only one of the group who's married (to Beth), though not happily; and Billy, who comes back from college for the prospective wedding, and has his own woman problems with Barbara, who works at the local TV station.

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''Diner'' is a 1982 semi-autobiographical ComingOfAge [[ComingOfAgeStory Coming of Age]] film by Creator/BarryLevinson set in UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} in the last week of 1959. It's about six friends: Boogie, a gambling addict who works at a beauty shop, is a law school graduate, and is the closest among the group to a ladies' man; Eddie, who's getting married, but [[SeriousBusiness is making his bride-to-be pass a test about the Baltimore Colts before the ceremony]]; Fenwick, a rich screw-up; Modell, the DeadpanSnarker hanger-on; Shrevie, who works at an appliance store and is the only one of the group who's married (to Beth), though not happily; and Billy, who comes back from college for the prospective wedding, and has his own woman problems with Barbara, who works at the local TV station.
15th Mar '17 9:13:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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''Diner'' is a 1982 semi-autobiographical ComingOfAge film by Creator/BarryLevinson set in Baltimore in the last week of 1959. It's about six friends: Boogie, a gambling addict who works at a beauty shop, is a law school graduate, and is the closest among the group to a ladies' man, Eddie, who's getting married, but [[SeriousBusiness is making his bride-to-be pass a test about the Baltimore Colts before the ceremony]], Fenwick, a rich screw-up, Modell, the DeadpanSnarker hanger-on, Shrevie, who works at an appliance store and is the only one of the group who's married (to Beth), though not happily, and Billy, who comes back from college for the prospective wedding, and has his own woman problems with Barbara, who works at the local TV station.

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''Diner'' is a 1982 semi-autobiographical ComingOfAge film by Creator/BarryLevinson set in Baltimore UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} in the last week of 1959. It's about six friends: Boogie, a gambling addict who works at a beauty shop, is a law school graduate, and is the closest among the group to a ladies' man, man; Eddie, who's getting married, but [[SeriousBusiness is making his bride-to-be pass a test about the Baltimore Colts before the ceremony]], ceremony]]; Fenwick, a rich screw-up, screw-up; Modell, the DeadpanSnarker hanger-on, hanger-on; Shrevie, who works at an appliance store and is the only one of the group who's married (to Beth), though not happily, happily; and Billy, who comes back from college for the prospective wedding, and has his own woman problems with Barbara, who works at the local TV station.
25th Feb '17 7:34:02 PM nombretomado
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** Eddie constantly annoys his friends by asking them who they prefer, [[FrankSinatra Sinatra]] or [[JohnnyMathis Mathis]]. When Boogie [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] and answers "[[Music/ElvisPresley Presley]]", it sets off Eddie's BerserkButton.

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** Eddie constantly annoys his friends by asking them who they prefer, [[FrankSinatra [[Music/FrankSinatra Sinatra]] or [[JohnnyMathis [[Music/JohnnyMathis Mathis]]. When Boogie [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] and answers "[[Music/ElvisPresley Presley]]", it sets off Eddie's BerserkButton.
16th Nov '16 2:00:13 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted; Eddie reveals to Boogie he really is a virgin.
15th Nov '16 11:56:47 AM lipranzer
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* CouldntFindALighter: Fenwick lights a cigarette using a stove at the store Shrevie works at.
21st Aug '16 8:40:34 AM eroock
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->"I'm buying at the [[TitleDrop diner]]."



->''"I'm buying at the [[TitleDrop diner]]."''



Though not a big hit on release, thanks in part to ExecutiveMeddling, this became a cult hit on video, and helped launch the careers of Mickey Rourke (Boogie), Steve Guttenberg (Eddie), Creator/KevinBacon (Fenwick), Paul Reiser (Modell), Daniel Stern (Shrevie), Ellen Barkin (Beth), and Timothy Daly (Billy). It's also one of the first films to feature SeinfeldianConversation, and according to many of its fans (including Creator/JuddApatow, Nick Hornby, and Creator/JerrySeinfeld himself), may be the UrExample.

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Though not a big hit on release, thanks in part to ExecutiveMeddling, this became a cult hit on video, and helped launch the careers of Mickey Rourke Creator/MickeyRourke (Boogie), Steve Guttenberg (Eddie), Creator/KevinBacon (Fenwick), Paul Reiser (Modell), Daniel Stern (Shrevie), Ellen Barkin (Beth), and Timothy Daly (Billy). It's also one of the first films to feature SeinfeldianConversation, and according to many of its fans (including Creator/JuddApatow, Nick Hornby, and Creator/JerrySeinfeld himself), may be the UrExample.
21st Aug '16 8:39:47 AM eroock
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''For the pinball machine from Williams, [[Pinball/{{Diner}} click here.]]''

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''For [[AC:For the pinball machine from Williams, [[Pinball/{{Diner}} click here.]]''
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9th Jan '16 12:43:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* BerserkButton: It's bad enough that Beth can't understand the importance of Shrevie's record-collection organization system, but she also ''doesn't know who CharlieParker is.''

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* BerserkButton: It's bad enough that Beth can't understand the importance of Shrevie's record-collection organization system, but she also ''doesn't know who CharlieParker Music/CharlieParker is.''
5th Jan '16 1:21:57 PM LaurelHS
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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Played for laughs; Fenwick pretends to have gotten in a car accident and thrown from the car so that Boogie, Modell, Shrevie and Beth will think he's dead. Not until Boogie is standing over Fenwick does he let them in on the joke. Also, the "blood" is from a ketchup bottle he'd been carrying around for weeks]].

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Played for laughs; Fenwick pretends to have gotten in a car accident and thrown from the car so that Boogie, Modell, Shrevie and Beth will think he's dead. Not until Boogie is standing over Fenwick does he let them in on the joke. Also, the "blood" on his face is from a [[ABloodyMess ketchup bottle bottle]] he'd been carrying around for weeks]].
30th Sep '15 9:05:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledInSpace: ''IVitelloni'' set in Baltimore.
** Alternatively, an East Coast version of ''AmericanGraffiti''.

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* RecycledInSpace: ''IVitelloni'' ''Film/IVitelloni'' set in Baltimore.
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Baltimore. Alternatively, an East Coast version of ''AmericanGraffiti''.''Film/AmericanGraffiti''.
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