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Bagdad Cafe (1987) Poster

(1987)

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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.
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According to CCH Pounder, Jack Palance refused to do a romantic scene with Marianne Sägebrecht because he found her unattractive. The scene was shot with each actor at separate times and edited together.
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The film was shot in sequence in order to accommodate Marianne Sägebrecht who did not speak much English.
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Whoopi Goldberg turned down the part of Brenda. She later played the part in the TV version Bagdad Cafe (1990).
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The shadow of the camera crew is (deliberately) visible while the credits for the cinematographer are on the screen.
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Although filmed in Arizona and California, the film takes place in Nevada.
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When Brenda is on a rant in the parking lot of the motel, she exits the scene to the left and then reenters to the right having walked through the fourth wall behind the camera.
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The desert light phenomenon witnessed by Jasmine and appearing on the paint in her room is a sundog or parhelia. The sun light is refracted usually on the horizon by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
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