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Enzo Monteleone (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
3 January 1987 (Italy) See more »
Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search... See more » | Add synopsis »
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John Savage ... Marco Venieri

Rachel Ward ... Irene Costa
Massimo Troisi ... Werner

Robert Duvall ... Roberto Carrasco (Luca Venieri)

Anna Galiena ... Francesca Venieri
Claudio Báez ... Anderson
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Linda
Tariq Hager ... Luca at 17
Daniel Sommer ... Marco at 13
Isela Díaz ... Indian Child

Demián Bichir ... Young Hotel Clerk (as Demian Bichir)
Jorge Abraham ... Man in Jail 1 (as Jorge Abrahams)
René Pereyra ... Man in Jail 2
Carlos De Leon ... Old Man in Jail
René Barrera ... Bookmaker at Cock Fight
Carlos Romano ... Bartender in Nuevo Venicio

Roberto Sosa ... Street Kid
Honorato Magaloni ... Bookmaker with Soccer Team
Roger Bronte ... Television Newscaster
Federico Gonzáles ... Captain Santillana
Loló Navarro ... Woman on Bus
Cesar Sanvicente ... Taxi Driver
Edmundo Barahona ... Embassy Receptionist
Milbugo Trevino ... Clerk at Hotel Estacion
Manuel Fierro ... Man at Pier
Teresa Mendoza ... Prostitute
Araceli Jurado ... Girl at Bed
Juan Hernández ... Clerk at Hotel Pacifico
Pedro Pucheta ... Bus Driver
Daniel Santa Lucía ... Mendoza
Josh Lukins ... Film Narrator

Directed by
Cinzia Th. Torrini 
Writing credits
Enzo Monteleone (screenplay) &
Cinzia Th. Torrini (screenplay) &
Robert Katz (screenplay) and
Ira Barmak (screenplay) (as Ira R. Barmak)

Enzo Monteleone (story)

Produced by
Ira Barmak .... producer (as Ira R. Barmak)
Mauro Berardi .... executive producer: Yarno Cinemagrafica, S.r.l.
John Daly .... executive producer: Hemdale Film Corporation
Angel Flores Marini .... associate producer: Mexico (as Angel F. Marini)
Derek Gibson .... executive producer: Hemdale Film Corporation
Andy Howard .... associate producer
V. Paul Hreljanovic .... associate executive producer
Othon Roffiel .... associate producer: Mexico (as Othon Roffield)
Barry E. Rosenthal .... associate executive producer
William M. Siegel .... executive producer: Legeis Theatrical, Inc.
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Casting by
Claudia Becker 
Art Direction by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
Costume Design by
Mariolina Bono 
Makeup Department
Virginia Campos .... assistant hair dresser
Vincenzo Cardella .... chief hair dresser
Lucrecia Muñoz .... assistant makeup artist (as Lucrecia Munoz)
Manlio Rocchetti .... chief makeup artist
Production Management
Claudio Grassetti .... production supervisor
Paolo Lucidi .... production manager
Yazmin Riquenes .... coordinator: Cinexacto, Mexico - Jazmin Riquenez
Alessandro Tasca .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Víctor Martínez .... second assistant director (as Victor Martinez)
Marina Mattoli .... assistant director
Art Department
Ivan Gonzales .... assistant props
Jorge González .... chief props (as Jorge Gonzalez)
Maru Hernandez .... assistant props
Francisco Magallón .... assistant art director (as Francisco Magallon)
Raul Riano .... assistant props
Sabina Segatori .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Luciano Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Gabrio Astori .... dialogue editor
Giorgio Conti .... assistant dialogue editor
Aldo De Martino .... boom man: Venice
Sandro Pallottini .... looping mixer
Romano Pampaloni .... chief sound mixer
Sam Perry .... boom man: Mexico
Rosy Rocchi .... looping director (as Rosi Rocchi)
Anna Maria Turchi .... looping assistant
Stephan von Hase .... chief sound man
Special Effects by
Victor Castro Cano .... assistant to special effects (as Victor Cano)
Jorge Farfan .... special effects: Mexico
Alfredo Antonio Hernández .... assistant to special effects (as Alfredo A. Hernandez)
Ángel Pérez .... assistant to special effects (as Angel Perez)
Manlio Rocchetti .... chief special effects
Rosina Silva .... assistant to special effects
Visual Effects by
Miro Grisanti .... optical effects
Miguel Gurza .... stunt double: Mr. Duvall
Humberto Johnson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Elio Bosi .... grip
Alfredo Bramucci .... electrician
Mario Bramucci .... electrician
Patrick Bramucci .... electrician (as Patrizio Bramucci)
Rodolfo Bramucci .... chief electrician
Domenico Caponecchi .... grip
Sergio Conti .... grip
Augusto Diamanti .... chief grip
Roberto Diamanti .... grip
Martin Diaz .... electrician
Fermín Gómez Lara .... electrician (as Fermin Gomez)
José Dolores Herrera .... electrician (as Dolores Herrera)
Giampaolo Majorama .... grip (as Gianpaolo Majorama)
Gianmaria Majorana .... assistant camera operator (as Gian Maria Majorana)
Fernando Moreno .... electrician
Salvador Ortega .... still photographer: Mexico (as Salvatore Ortega)
José Peña Vilches .... grip (as Jose Pena)
Francesco Quattrone .... electrician
Jesús Romero .... grip (as Jesus Romero)
Carlo Tafani .... camera operator
Italo Tonni .... still photographer: Italy
Guido Tosi .... second assistant camera operator
Casting Department
Guillermo Castillo .... extras casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sebastian Castillo .... second assistant wardrobe
Tere Cornejo .... second assistant wardrobe (as Teresa Cornejo)
Paola Romano .... wardrobe assistant
Pilar Sánchez .... second assistant wardrobe (as Pilar Sanchez)
Editorial Department
Antonello Baragli .... second assistant editor
Giancarlo Barberi .... timer (as Gian Carlo Barberi)
Patrizia Ceresani .... assistant editor
Mario Milani .... post-production coordinator
Riccardo Milani .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Patrizia Ceresani .... music editor
Natale Massara .... music director
Gaetano Ria .... music mixer
Cinzia Cavalieri .... musician: synthesizers assistant (uncredited)
Maurizio Guarini .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jesus Martinez .... chief of transportation
Other crew
Ma. Lourdes Bravo .... production secretary
Jorge Burgos .... medical supervisor (as Dr. Jorge Burgos)
Cristiana Caimmi .... publicist: Italy
Guillermo 'Memo' Carreno .... extras coordinator (as Guillermo Carreno)
Anna Cenciarelli .... administrative assistant: Yarno
Manuel Cristino .... coordinator: Cinexacto, Mexico
Gaetano Daniele .... administrative assistant: Yarno
Mark Dietrich .... assistant to producer
José Luis Domínguez .... medical supervisor (as Dr. Jose Luis Dominguez)
Miguel Angelo Gomez .... assistant accountant
Humberto Gurza .... animal coordinator
Miguel Gurza .... animal coordinator
Jorge Gutierrez .... animal coordinator
Jesús Iñiguez .... union representative: Mexico (as Jesus Iniguez)
Lucio Lopez .... government supervisor
Norah Lozano .... production accountant: Mexico (as Nora Lozano)
Felipe Mariscal .... assistant production coordinator
Barry Markowitz .... film footage: New York skyline
Richard N. McGuire .... production coordinator: Mexico (as Richard McGuire)
Charles Moses .... publicist: United States
Julian Osante .... government supervisor
Giorgio Padoan .... production coordinator: Venice (as Giorgio Padovan)
Blanca Cruz Parra .... public relations: Mexico
Mimma Pietragalla .... assistant accountant
Rosa Pérez Romo .... script supervisor (as Rosa Perez Romo)
Michelangelo Resta .... fiscal representative: Italy
Luz Maria Reyes Gil .... assistant production coordinator
Flandina Rigamonti .... dialogue coach
Luigi Riitano .... production accountant: Italy
Jessica Riquenes .... production secretary (as Jessica Riquenez)
Yazmin Riquenes .... coordinator: Cinexacto, Mexico (as Jazmin Riquenez)
Rosamarie Roffiel .... production secretary (as Rosa Maria Roffiel)
John Savage .... production consultant
Giorgia Venier .... assistant production coordinator
Antonella Villanti .... assistant accountant
Maurizio Guarini .... synthesizer programmer (uncredited)
Brad Wilson .... assistant: Robert Duvall (uncredited)

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Germany:92 min | USA:104 min
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Marco Venieri:Why do they call you Werner?
Werner:Sit down, please. Well, because... because my name is Werner. Why?
Marco Venieri:Well, because Werner is a German name.
Werner:I... I know. During the war, eh? During the war, a German, a certain Herbert... uh... a certain Herbert helped my father to escape from the concentration camp the day before his execution. So, in memory of this effort, my father named me Werner.
Marco Venieri:[pause] It seems like they should have called you Herbert.
Werner:Well, because my... my mother didn't like the name Herbert. And my father, who was just back from the war, didn't want another war with my mother. He must have said "Werner? Okay, Werner. As long as it's German."
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This hotel's okay, but..., 16 December 2012
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

This movie's more a drama than an action piece, with the pace, that of a snail. In actuality, it's easy to see how this only lasted a week at the cinema, where it took 17 months to hit video. Fine actor, John Savage deserves better than this. Not to say Hotel Colonial is bad, but it's hardly good either, seeing as how about four writers worked on this misfire. Savage's estranged brother, Luca (Duvall), a big known terrorist is killed, as seen at the start. A silencer was used, a cockroach scuttling across the floor, after we see a spray of blood, preceded by a PHHTT! Savage, skeptical about Luca's death, travels to Columbia to get answers. A flashback scene shot in sepia, with Savage visiting his brother was one of the few things I liked in this film. Savage has a guide, Rachel Ward, who we kind of get the gist, she's trying to detract Savage from finding out the the real truth. He finally arrives at the famous Hotel Colonial, one of the best facades I've seen in a hotel. Here, Savage is befriended by a guy called Carasco, who looks somewhat like Luca, Duvall doubling of course here. Carasco is bad. He makes documentaries, with him wrestling anaconda's in the jungle. He also sells drugs and provides sexual services, using little Columbian girls, not more than 7. Sick f..k like he is, he even has as portfolio that Savage peruses, one little girl, totally naked. Duvall creeps up behind him and says "Any there that interest you?", where Savage replies in a sort of hesitation, "I've been out of school a long tme". Of course, from here he takes an instant disliking to this guy. Carasco also likes to shoot the s..t out of baboons in dawn hunts, which Savage is totally adverse to, when forced to come with em'. This movie has a little action, some interesting scenes, but mostly it's a bore with little surprise or thrills, but beautiful and lush locations. It's a shame as judging by it's story, Hotel Colonial could of been a lot better. It is an adventure, but it's a hell of a long ride too. It's explosive ending, justified and purposeful, thankfully doesn't make the film a total loss, but a lot of people out there, will be glad it just ended. This movie doesn't respect a fine actor like Savage, too. Try to make sense of the scene where a mob of kids, are chasing Savage down an alley.

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