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Late for Dinner (Blu-ray) PG

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 14, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Screenwriting by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Art Direction by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten58%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 647
Rating: 4/5 -- Terrible premise, but wonderfully charming performances by Wimmer, Marcia Gay Harden, and Colleen Flynn.
Movie Mom
Aug 21, 2003
Rating: 2.5/4 -- After spinning its wheels for an hour with unnecessary exposition, Late for Dinner never really develops the emotional material we've been waiting for. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 3/5 -- An awfully sweet little time-travel movie.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Apr 21, 2005
...LATE FOR DINNER has a low-key charm...
Rolling Stone
Oct 3, 1991

Product Description:

Sante Fe, 1960. An unemployed milkman and his brother-in-law, trying to make ends meet, end up in a gunfight. After fleeing the scene, they end up in Los Angeles, where they become guinea pigs in a cryogenics experiment. After 29 years of being frozen, the two are awoken accidentally and must now attempt to cope with the realities of America in the 1990's and their middle-aged loved ones.

Plot Synopsis:

In 1962, Willie Freeman and his brother-in-law Frank Lovegreen stumble into a doctor's office after a near fatal accident; instead of administering traditional medical care, the doctor puts both men in a deep-freeze as part of a cryonics experiment he is conducting. When they awaken in 1991, Willie and Frank decide to return home to Sante Fe and reunite with their families.
But, unlike the men, who did not age while they "slept," their loved ones are now 29 years older and have forged new lives for themselves. Now the two men must convince their families to accept them, and somehow try to fit back into their old world.

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Production Notes:

  • Film was shown at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, and the American Film Market in Santa Monica.
  • Shot on location in Sante Fe, New Mexico in DeLuxe color. Estimated budget $16 million.
  • The original Working title for the film was "Freezer."
  • Director W.D. Richter's first film since "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai," made 7 years earlier. It is the feature film debut for writer Mark Andrus.
  • One of several films that involved either "scientific" cryogenics or the discovery of people "accidentally" frozen by natural causes. Among them are "Encino Man," "Forever Young" and "Iceman."
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  • Sales Rank: 125,673
  • UPC: 738329161422
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