Diner is a 1982 American comedy-drama written and directed by Barry Levinson. The film is Levinson’s screen directing debut, and the first of Levinson’s four “Baltimore Films” set in his hometown during the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. Set in the northwest section of Baltimore, Maryland, during the last week of 1959, Diner tells the story of a circle of male friends in their early twenties, who reunite for the wedding of one of their group. The title refers to the Hilltop Diner that was located at Reisterstown Road and Rogers Avenue, Baltimore, their late-night hangout. The cast includes Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin and Paul Reiser.