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The Tavern (1999)

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Bartender Ronnie (Cameron Dye) has gone from one job to another a lot over the years, and he wants to settle at a place that he can call his own. So Ronnie teams up with his friend Dave (Kevin Geer) and together they raise the money to buy a popular bar in Manhattan. However, while things start out well for Ronnie and Dave, business has its ups and downs and soon they're in financial trouble; as they add fine dining and live music in an effort to keep people coming in, Ronnie and Dave find themselves learning the hard way about keeping a bar afloat. Meanwhile, Ronnie's love life takes it on the chin when his girlfriend leaves him, and Dave has to tighten his belt when he's let go from his regular job. The Tavern was the feature debut for director Walter Foote, and was screened at Ireland's Galway Film Festival in the summer of 1999.more
Rating: Unrated (adult situations)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Walter Foote, Walter Foote
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2001
Runtime:
Wellspring Media Inc.

Cast

Tom Ryan
as Jimmy
Heather King
as Jeannette
Kym Austin
as Sharon
Tyler Foote
as Dave's Child
Lilian Foote
as Dave's Child
Jennifer Harmon
as Ronnie's Mother
Frank Girardeau
as Ronnie's Father
Davy Carton
as Subway Band
Leo Moran
as Subway Band
Pearse Doherty
as Subway Band
John Donnelly
as Subway Band
Derek Murray
as Subway Band
Henry Strozier
as Customer 1
Pete Zias
as Boy 1
Eric Kornfeld
as Customer 2
Gary Perez
as Miguel
John Pero
as Customer 3
La Donna Mabry
as INS Clerk
David Runco
as Jackie's Fiance
Simon Jutras
as Frenchman
Susan Cella
as Irate Woman
Carol Goodheart
as Real Estate Agent
Sharon Mayberry
as Interviewer
Harold Alvarez
as Tavern Busboy
Bernie McInerney
as John Mahoney
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Critic Reviews for The Tavern

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | June 25, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | June 25, 2001
New York Times
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Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | December 19, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

It is a very satisfying indie film, without any glitter and bluster.

Full Review… | December 6, 2001
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's not an iota of anything fresh or particularly good about The Tavern.

Full Review… | June 25, 2001
Film Journal International

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