Year: 1999
USA: Castle Hill Films
Cast: Cameron Dye, Kevin Geer, Margaret Cho, Carlo Alban, Kym Austin, Nancy Ticotin, Greg Zittel, Gary Perez, Frank Girardeau, Jennifer Harmon, Marla Sucharetza, Steven Marcus, Tom Ryan, Richard Petrocelli, Phyllis Esposito, Tyler Foote
Director: Walter Foote
Country: USA
USA: 95 mins
USA Release Date: 22 September 2000 (Limited Release)


THE TAVERN is about best friends Ronnie and Dave struggling to run a tavern and find their self-respect.

Ronnie (Cameron Dye), a bartender approaching middle age, has drifted for most of his life, and having convinced his best friend Dave (Kevin Geer) they buy a Manhattan restaurant upon the condition from Dave's wife (Margaret Cho) that he keep his day job. Just as their lives appear to be in order, business takes a dive at the restaurant. They soon have a business crisis to deal with and the survival of the tavern becomes a test of their wits and character, and of the loyalty and faith of their family and friends.