Bagdad Cafe (1988)

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Released 9-Oct-2002
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It's just a greasy spoon and a rusty gas pump, but for Jasmin (Marianne Sagebrecht-SUGARBABY, WAR OF THE ROSES), a German housewife on holiday who's dumped her husband in the middle of the Mojave, Bagdad Cafe appears as an oasis amid the dunes.
Until, that is, she checks into the cafe's ramshackle motel and tangles with its bad-tempered owner. Brenda (CCH Pounder - PRIZZI'S HONOR, FACE/OFF) is sloppy, loud, and overworked, with too many kids and no patience for strangers.
Armed with a mop and a magic kit, Jasmin transforms this desolate dump into a popular roadside attraction. She also manages to attract the attention of Rudi (Jack Palance - SHANE, and Academy Award Winner of CITY SLICKERS), an ex-set decorator from Hollywood who wants to paint her picture.
BAGDAD CAFE is an offbeat comedy about mismatched characters who find paradise off the beaten track.
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CCH Pounder
Marianne Sägebrecht
Jack Palance
Directed by
Percy Adlon
Bob Telson
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Comedy 1988 103:59 (Case: 85) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), German Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Theatrical Trailer, Audio Commentary-Director Percy Adlon and Actor Marianne Sägebrecht, Gallery-Photo, Filmographies-Cast & Crew-Jack Palance, Percy Adlon and Marianne Sägebrecht, Trailer-Malcolm; Cinema Paradiso; Death Of A Salesman, Main Menu Audio & Animation
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