The Lunch Date

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A woman goes into Grand Central Terminal and runs into a black man standing in the middle of the floor. He attempts to help her pick up her belongings, and she protests. This interaction makes her miss her train, and when she leaves the station she can not find her wallet. She makes her way to a cafeteria and takes a salad, and pays for it while informing the waiter that she may not have enough money. After she sits down, she realizes that she has no cutlery, and returns to the service counter for a fork. When she comes back, she finds an African American man who appears to be homeless sitting down and eating a salad. She sits down and informs the man that that is her salad. He ignores her at first then laughs at her continued protests. She then attempts to take the salad away from him, at which point he slams his fist on the table and yells, frightening her. She watches him eat for several moments, not sure what else to do. Finally, the woman grabs her fork and snatches a piece of salad off of the plate. The man does not stop her, and she does it again and again. The man begins to mimic the way she eats and together they finish the salad. Afterwards, the man gets up and returns with two cups (assumed to be tea or coffee), and offers her sugar, which she declines. He then reaches into his pocket and pulls out a packet, which she accepts, opens, and puts in her drink. She brings the cup up to her mouth, but then puts it down and leaves the restaurant.

  • Movie ID 63078
  • Status Released
  • Released Worldwide December 3, 1989
  • Runtime 12 minutes
  • Genres Comedy Drama
  • Directors Adam Davidson
  • Original Country United States of America
  • Original Language English
  • Spoken Languages English
  • Production Countries United States of America
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Award Nominations Academy Awards, Short Film (Live Action), 1990 (winner)
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  • Created March 26, 2019
  • Modified July 4, 2019

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