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Bagdad Cafe (1987)

Out of Rosenheim (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Drama | 22 April 1988 (USA)
A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.

Director:

Percy Adlon

Writers:

Eleonore Adlon (screenplay), Percy Adlon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Jasmin Münchgstettner
CCH Pounder ... Brenda
Jack Palance ... Rudi Cox
Christine Kaufmann ... Debby
Monica Calhoun ... Phyllis
Darron Flagg Darron Flagg ... Salomo
George Aguilar ... Cahuenga
G. Smokey Campbell ... Sal
Hans Stadlbauer Hans Stadlbauer ... Münchgstettner
Alan S. Craig Alan S. Craig ... Eric
Apesanahkwat ... Sheriff Arnie
Ronald Lee Jarvis Ronald Lee Jarvis ... Trucker Ron
Mark Daneri ... Trucker Mark
Ray Young ... Trucker Ray
Gary Lee Davis Gary Lee Davis ... Trucker Gary
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Storyline

Out of Rosenheim (Bagdad Café) is a look into the lives (and minds) of some people we all have encountered, but few of us ever get to know. This film (a 'fish out odd water'-type tale) shows how one person can affect a disparate community. The Adlons express the view that change and "magic" comes from hard work and mutual understanding/acceptance. A well-crafted view of the lives of people everywhere and the difficulties we all can face. A whimsical story, lovingly shot by people who - unfamiliar with what others too often ignore give this arid area - the bleak, and arrid South West, an almost fairytale-like beauty. Written by The Kid in Bellevue

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Stuck between a rock and a hot plate. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Imagica TV [Japan]

Country:

West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagdad Cafe See more »

Filming Locations:

Bagdad, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,587,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,696,134
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The restaurant used in the film is still operating and is located on National Trails Highway (Rt.66) in Newberry Springs, CA and is now called "Bagdad Cafe" after the film. The motel (closed) and the trailer (now derelict) are still present on the property. See more »

Goofs

Christine Kaufmann's character's, the tattoo artist, name is spelled Debby in the film credits but the sign outside her shop spells her name Debbie. See more »

Quotes

Jasmin Münchgstettner: Goodbye Miss Brenda.
Brenda: Bye Miss Jasmin.
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Alternate Versions

Original German version runs 20 minutes longer than the US release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues Harp
Written by Bob Telson
Performed by William Galison
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Amazing!
25 December 2002 | by lottatitlesSee all my reviews

I watched this because C.C.H. Pounder is one of my favorites. 1 minute in I thought...'why am I watching this?' Three minutes in I was so hooked I watched it twice. One of my favorite Jack Palance performances. Pounder is unbelievably good, and Marianne Sagebrecht is a marvel. The haunting score alone is worth the movie. Do yourself a big favor and ignore the FEW negative comments here and watch this movie. Try to forget big efx, car chase, alien films for a couple of hours and you won't be disappointed.


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