Diner (1982)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.




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  • Steve Guttenberg and Paul Reiser in Diner (1982)
  • Mickey Rourke and Colette Blonigan in Diner (1982)
  • Steve Guttenberg and Daniel Stern in Diner (1982)
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  • Mickey Rourke in Diner (1982)

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19 May 2003 | random_ax
I can't believe how many posters missed the point of the film.
I can't believe how many posters missed the point of the film.

The basic premise of the film is how men don't understand women and are even afraid of them.

Guys DO talk about women like meat when they are with other men. Did you expect them to gush about a female's personality to his fellows in the late '50s???????

See how guys even refer to Carol Heathrow as "death". Women are not to be understood and to be feared.

And the reason we never see Eddie's bride....think about it,,,if you SAW her, you'd make a judgement about that actress. "Wow, how could a guy pass her up just because she doesn't know more about football?" That's the reason we never see her. We must only know that Eddie loves her but is scared to marry her for various reasons. The moment we saw her face, there would be too many value judgements about whether Eddie is nuts to make her take the test. For thodse who complained about her face not being shown, ask yourself if it would have tainted your opinion of Eddie's requirement for marriage.

Sure, the movie doesn't SEEM like it has a plot. But it's just a slice of life in 1959, the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve....and we share that week.

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Release Date:

21 May 1982



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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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