Sitcom based on the 1987 indie hit "Bagdad Café" follows two women, a desert motel and diner owner and her guest whose husbands just left them, who slowly develop a rocky friendship. Several colorful characters live there as well.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Whoopi Goldberg ...  Brenda 15 episodes, 1990-1991
Jean Stapleton ...  Jasmine Zweibel 15 episodes, 1990-1991
James Gammon ...  Rudy 15 episodes, 1990-1991
Monica Calhoun ...  Debbie 15 episodes, 1990-1991
Cleavon Little ...  Sal 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Sam Whipple ...  Dewey Kunkle 9 episodes, 1990-1991
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Sitcom based on the 1987 indie hit "Bagdad Café" follows two women, a desert motel and diner owner and her guest whose husbands just left them, who slowly develop a rocky friendship. Several colorful characters live there as well.

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Come to the Hottest Spot in the Desert See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagdad kávéház See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Whoopi Goldberg was originally offered the part of Brenda in the film Bagdad Cafe (1987) but she turned it down. See more »

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Remake of Bagdad Cafe (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Calling You
Written by Bob Telson
Performed by Jevetta Steele
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Bagdad Cafe - TV series
1 November 2005 | by karian333See all my reviews

I loved the movie Bagdad Cafe with CCH Pounder and really liked the little I saw of the TV series with Jean Stapleton and Whoopi Goldberg. I would love to have those original TV episodes. I think there were 15 episodes. Does anyone know where I could get them? I read where there was one full season and part of a second season. There were 13 episodes shown here in the States and I saw on one website that there were 2 more shown in England. If anyone knows where I might be able to locate these 15 episodes, I would be very grateful. The theme song for the TV series was the same as in the movie. It was very haunting and very beautiful.


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