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Diner (Movies)

"What's happening?"
"They're still watching a movie. He has his arm around her."
"Uh, he's not…groping her or anything, is he?"
"No, but earlier I saw him cutting a hole in the bottom of his popcorn bucket."

In 1982's Diner, a group of male high school friends, now in their twenties, reunite for a wedding and, through a series of vignettes, ponder their need to grow up in 1959 Baltimore. It marked Barry Levinson's debut as a director and kick-started the careers of Kevin Bacon and Ellen Barkin, among others. These are the sort of things that should make a film memorable. Then again, when one of the men cuts a hole in the bottom of his popcorn bucket to get his date to grab something that's not normally in a popcorn bucket, that's the sort of thing that really has legs. Stung by Wallace's implication that Keith is a groper, Veronica at least remembered it.

1.18 "Weapons of Class Destruction"

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