|Marianne Sagebrecht||Jasmin Münchgstettner|
|Jack Palance||Rudi Cox|
|G. Smokey Campbell||Sal|
German tourist Jasmin Munchgstettner argues with her husband after car trouble strands them along a dusty highway in the American Southwest. Fuming, she storms off and travels by foot to the nearest outpost of civilization -- the Bagdad Café. Upon arriving, she butts heads with the owner, but they soon forge an unlikely friendship. What begins as a few days' respite becomes a prolonged stay as Jasmine finds her niche within this eccentric truck-stop community.