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Jodie Foster later said that with this movie began the lowest point of her career, as she turned down worthy roles in Splash (1984), The Terminator (1984) and The Breakfast Club (1985). Her career wouldn't recover until Kim Basinger turned down the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988) and finally the part once assigned to Basinger was won by Foster, for which she won her first Academy Award.
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Early in preproduction, the rock band Queen was asked to record some songs for the movie. They completed at least one song for the soundtrack, "Keep Passing The Open Windows", but the collaboration fell through. The finished film saw no Queen contribution, but that same year their album "The Works" (1984) did feature this song.
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The exteriors of The Hotel New Hampshire was portrayed by an actual Canadian hotel, the Hotel Tadoussac in Tadoussac, Quebec.
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Debut credited theatrical feature film of actress Joely Richardson, although she is reputed to have appeared uncredited as an infant in an earlier film of her father director Tony Richardson which was The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968).
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Rob Lowe broke his nose while filming a fight scene.
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Debut theatrical feature film of actor Seth Green.
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Whilst doing press in 1982 in London when promoting Taps (1981), actor Timothy Hutton told the interviewer that his next film would be a comedy, "The Hotel New Hampshire". Hutton, however, does not appear in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984).
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Director Tony Richardson reportedly wanted to simultaneously make two films based on John Irving's "Hotel New Hampshire." Timothy Hutton would have appeared in both films.
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This film was made and released about three years after the novel of the same name, by John Irving, which was first published in 1981. This picture was the second filmed adaptation of an Irving book, after The World According to Garp (1982), released just two years earlier.
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Marty Feldman was reportedly going to appear in this film, but died during pre-production.
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This is one of four films starring Nastassja Kinski released in 1984. The other three are Paris, Texas (1984), Maria's Lovers (1984) and Unfaithfully Yours (1984).
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Debut theatrical feature film of actress Jennifer Dundas.
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Final feature film directed by Tony Richardson, who died in 1991, to be released during his lifetime. After this film, Blue Sky (1994) was released three years after Richardson's death. There were also four television movies released before his death.
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The movie is narrated by the character John Berry (Rob Lowe).
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The phrase that is repeated throughout the film was: ''Keep passing the open windows''.
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The film was not as financially successful as another adaptation of a John Irving novel, The World According to Garp (1982). It was much more successful in Europe, however, which Irving attributed to the fact that "The Hotel New Hampshire" was a more popular book there than "Garp."
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The film was going to be financed by a famous pizza magnate but they ultimately pulled out. The Hollywood Reporter suggested that the money was coming from Pizza Hut.
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The two star-teamed leads of the later movie Mesmerized (1985), Jodie Foster and John Lithgow, had both appeared in filmed adaptations of novels by John Irving, they being The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) and The World According to Garp (1982) respectively. For the latter, actor Lithgow was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award but lost out to Louis Gossett Jr. for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982).
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The World According to Garp (1982) was the first filmed adaptation of a John Irving novel and was also the first of two Irving adaptations that were released in the early 1980s, the second being The Hotel New Hampshire (1984). The two pictures were made and released about just a couple of years apart.
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Susie the Bear says "Frannie and Junior are going to have a beautiful baby". In real life, Nastassia Kinski had a child with Quincy Jones.
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