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Bagdad Cafe (1988)

Bagdad Cafe was the first American film made by German director Percy Adlon. Casting his German star, the flamboyantly overweight Marianne Sägebrecht to lead an otherwise all-American cast, notably Jack Palance and CCH Pounder, he came up with a truly magical movie.

Sägebrecht is a Bavarian tourist, dumped in the Mojave desert by her unpleasant husband. She finds her way to the dilapidated motel of the title, settles in, and transforms the place and its no-hope inhabitants.

Jasmin Münchgstettner
Marianne Sägebrecht
Rudi Cox
Jack Palance
Brenda
CCH Pounder
Debby
Christine Kaufmann
Phyllis
Monica Calhoun
Salomo
Darron Flagg
Cahuenga
George Aguilar
Sal
G. Smokey Campbell
Münchgstettner
Hans Stadlbauer
Eric
Alan S. Craig
Sheriff Arnie
Apesanahkwat
Trucker Ron
Ronald Lee Jarvis
Trucker Mark
Mark Daneri
Trucker Ray
Ray Young
Trucker Gary
Gary Lee Davis

Director
Percy Adlon