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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

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Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.

Director:

Drew Goddard

Writer:

Drew Goddard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Father Daniel Flynn / Dock O'Kelly
Cynthia Erivo ... Darlene Sweet
Dakota Johnson ... Emily Summerspring
Jon Hamm ... Laramie Seymour Sullivan / Dwight Broadbeck
Chris Hemsworth ... Billy Lee
Cailee Spaeny ... Rose Summerspring
Lewis Pullman ... Miles Miller
Nick Offerman ... Felix O'Kelly
Xavier Dolan ... Buddy Sunday
Shea Whigham ... Dr. Woodbury Laurence
Mark O'Brien ... Larsen Rogers
Charles Halford ... Sammy Wilds
Jim O'Heir ... Milton Wyrick
Gerry Nairn Gerry Nairn ... Reporter Paul Kraemer
Alvina August ... Vesta Shears
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Storyline

Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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All Roads Lead Here


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Malos momentos en el Hotel Royale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,132,647, 14 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,839,115, 6 December 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Drew Goddard's process of selling the script was under heavy secrecy, only sending it to top studio execs. Potential buyers had to read it on a tablet and then return it when finished. See more »

Goofs

The desk clerk states that no alcohol can be served on the Nevada side of the hotel.

Nevada has had 24/7 alcohol sales everywhere but Native American reservations since the late 1950s. That would include any place that allowed gambling or served prepared foods such as a sit-down restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Miles Miller: [to Father Flynn] This is not a place for a priest, Father. You shouldn't be here.
Laramie Seymour Sullivan: We might need to work on your sales pitch, son. "The El Royale: no place for a priest."
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Crazy Credits

There are almost no opening credits. Only the film's title is shown after the first scene. See more »


Soundtracks

Baby, I Love You
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
Performed by Tommy Roe
Courtesy of Essential Media Group
By arrangement with the Orchard
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It's taken 10 months but 2018's Best Film so far is here.
11 October 2018 | by lewtrahSee all my reviews

This is a film where people expecting an action blockbuster will be disappointed at first, but will return to it later with a renewed appreciation. Writer/Director Drew Goddard channels Tarantino & DePalma to deliver an almost perfect crime mystery Thriller with a boldness to do its own thing and continuously subvert expectations with its twists and turns. Despite the slightest of pacing issues, the cast are all excellent amongst stylish production design & lush colourful cinematography. See. This. Film.


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