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The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 1984 (USA)
The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.

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Cast

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Lilly (as Jennie Dundas)
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The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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If you experienced "The World According To Garp" and found it witty, delightful and totally unpredictable, then be happily surprised all over again when you join the fun and games that go on at the...Hotel New Hampshire See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Hotel New Hampshire  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,075,800 (USA) (11 March 1984)

Gross:

$5,100,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marty Feldman was reportedly going to appear in this film, but died during pre-production. See more »

Goofs

In the award ceremony scene, numerous Austrian flags are show, but all are the civil/merchant version. As an official government function, the flags would have been the state flag (the government flag.) Unlike the United States, Austria and many other nations have multiple national flags for different purposes (government, civilian/merchant, military, on shore versus afloat, etc.) Austria's state flag bears the national coat of arms in the centre, overlapping into both of the red bars. The vertical version of the state flag has the coat of arms turned 90 degrees and placed within a shield. None of the flags in the scene bore the coat of arms. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lilly: Life's a fairy tale.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits misspell the word "association" as "associatiation". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Hotel New Hampshire (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Tears On My Pillow
By Sylvester Bradford (as S. Bradford) & Al Lewis (as A. Lewis)
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Why all this negativity?
19 October 2004 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

I must say I'm surprised by all the strongly unfavourable reviews. I saw this one back in 1984 when it was first released and I loved it for the very reasons that some people here seem to hate it. It was deliciously weird. Our heroes are in an incestuous relationship, and the movie is uncritical of this. That gets the brain working from the start. Then you discover the other bizarre characters and their relationships and the movie becomes, to me at least, extremely lovable.

Admittedly, Rob Lowe's acting isn't up to much, and that's glaringly obvious here, but it doesn't destroy the film, and there's great work, as usual, from Jodie Foster to compensate.

Basically, this is a light-hearted, feel-good film that I would expect to have mass appeal. To top it off, it achieves this effect without being overly sentimental. That's rare. If you haven't seen it, give it a whirl. If you don't like it, keep on passing open windows.


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