Synopsis: Early twenty-something Baltimoreans Eddie, Shrevie, Boogie, Billy, Fenwick and Modell have been friends since they were kids, where the center of their lives has been and still is the Fells Point Diner. It's the last week of 1959. Baltimore Colts fanatic Eddie is scheduled to get married to Elyse on New Year's Eve, but may call off the wedding if Elyse doesn't pass his Colts quiz which he will hold two days before the scheduled wedding. Inexperienced Eddie turns to the only other married one among the bunch, electronics salesman and music aficionado Shrevie, for advice, he who may not be the best person from who to ask advice on marriage since he doesn't yet realize that he probably got married to his wife Beth for the wrong reasons. Indeed, Beth, who has lost her sense of identity, is unhappy in their marriage, and contemplates having an affair with someone who provides what she believes is a sympathetic shoulder. Hairdresser and law school student Boogie is the player of the bunch, h
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Barry Levinson
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

'cause of the angle.

It'll be a bitch getting it...

Come on. Did you try it?

I'll bet you didn't even try it yet.

I'm buyin' at the diner.

Fenwick, you're a schmuck.

Another five seconds,

you would've had it for free.

I'll see you guys later at the diner, okay?

You're a sick person, you know that?

You're not a normal person.

You guys really are sick, you know that?

- That's 'cause you got no sense of humor.

- Yeah, right.

You can't compare Mathis to Sinatra.

There's no way, no way.

They're in totally different leagues.

Eddie, they're both great singers.

You know the thing about Sinatra,

he's good, but he's too thin.

I don't like that.

Yeah, but you can't compare them.

Sinatra is the Lord. All right?

He's big in movies. He's big in nightclubs.

Let me ask you another question:

Who do you make-out to?

Sinatra or Mathis?

- That's a stupid question.

- One question, answer that.

It's irrelevant. I won't answer it. Mathis.

There you go. How about you, Shrevie?

- I'm married. We don't make out.

- That's funny.

- George, do you have a Band-Aid?

- No.

- You have a Band-Aid.

- I don't have one.

- What's wrong?

- I don't know.

- You don't know?

- I cut myself shaving.

Sorry about that Diane thing.

I didn't know you had a thing for her.

Yeah, it's okay.

What about my $5?

- Give me a couple of days.

- A couple days?

Can I have French fries and gravy,

with a cherry Coke?

Sinatra doesn't like fatty foods, I think.

Look who's here.

How'd it go?

Pretty good. Said she never wanted

to see me again.

You're a charming person, you know that?

What happened?

I just parked the car on a nice, lonely road.

I looked at her and I said, "F*ck or fight?"

That's a good line.

I'll use that myself sometime.

You're a maniac.

You always know exactly what to say.

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Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson's best-known works are comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988) which also won the Academy Award for Best Picture. more…

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