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28 February 1992 (USA) See more »
A Rock 'N' Roll Comedy That Will Blow You Away.
Terrorists, political conspiracy, drugs and bad music. Just another night at the Heartbreak hotel. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Stanley Matis ... Morris Brock
Margo Dionne ... Gilda
Allen Oliver ... Harpo

Daniel von Bargen ... Malcom
Joe Klimek ... Alex, the Janitor
Jay Charbonneau ... Klem
Dan Welch ... Jeff Burgess
Ernesto Luna ... Hotel Waiter
Bob Owczarek ... Robert Burgess

Dorothy Gallagher ... Miriam
David P.B. Stephens ... Larry Newman
Rich Lupo ... The Mayor
Lou Albano ... Boris Lee (as Captain Lou Albano)
Tilman Gandy Jr. ... Tilman Gandy Jr.
Lucinda Dohanian ... Maggie, the Bartender
Molly Fitch ... Jeff's girlfriend
Bree ... The Wino
Norm Buerklin ... Richard Holden
Russ ... Biker Lieutenant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Adams ... Lenny (The Beat Legends)
Max Alexander ... Drug Dealer
Tom Ardolino ... Randy (The Beat Legends)
Michael Balcanoff ... Freddy the Biker
Christine Barker ... FBI Secretary
Blaze ... Dog at Diner
David Blue ... Drunk Fighter
John Burt ... Heartbreak Hotel Doorman

Paul Buxton ... Drunk Guy
Hillary Chaplin ... Bonita, the Bartender
Rudy Cheeks ... Vocals, Sax, Bells, Harp (The Young Adults)
Michael Cobb ... Phil, the Bartender
Laura Colella ... College Girl
Dawn M. Davis ... Ruby (as Dawn Davis)
Deb Davis ... Heimlich Dancer
Tom Dequattro ... Drums (The Young Adults)

Peter Gerety ... Biker
Dan Goschi ... Horny Guy
Dave Hanson ... Vocals, Drums, Guitar (The Young Adults) (as Sport Fisher)
Pitt Harding ... Sober Guy
Nick Hasomeras ... Drunk Fighter
Amy Hurst ... Girl in Bar
Keith Jochim ... Harvey the Backup
Tom Jones ... Cameraman
Chance Langton ... Man in the Girls' Room
Steve Linder ... Guy in Lawsuit
Becca Lish ... Biker
Miriam Lupo ... Woman with Handbag
Charles Lynch ... Nice Guy
Robinson Miller ... Poolroom Stoner
Andrew Mutnick ... Jerry (The Beat Legends)
NRBQ ... First Band in Documentary
Ray Parker ... Heartbreak Hotel Doorman
Michael Poisson ... The Reporter
Christopher P. Reilly ... Dancing drunk
Roomful of Blues ... Second Band in Documentary
John Rufo ... Bass Guitar (The Young Adults)
Martin Sarna ... College Boy
John Savoia ... Jack, the Promoter
Frank Secundo ... Bill
Jeff Shore ... Piano (The Young Adults)
The Smithereens ... Bar Guys
Chandler Travis ... Paul, the Bartender
Ed Vallee ... Guitar (The Young Adults)
The Young Adults ... Themselves
Zeek ... Bearded Man

Directed by
Jim Wolpaw 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geoff Adams 
Rich Lupo 
Dennis Maloney 
Jim Wolpaw 

Produced by
Geoff Adams .... producer
Ed Lupo .... associate producer
Rich Lupo .... producer
Denis Maloney .... producer
Charles Thompson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Stephen Snyder 
Cinematography by
Denis Maloney 
Film Editing by
Steve Gentile 
Casting by
Carol Larkin 
Art Department
Deb Davis .... property master
Tom Walden .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Thomas A. Payne .... sound recordist (as Thomas Payne)
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Burke .... key grip
Patrick Halm .... electrician
Tom Jones .... second assistant camera
Keith Salkowski .... best boy
Wayne Simpson .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deb Davis .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Tim Brennan .... negative cutter
Other crew
Susan J. Dupre .... continuity supervisor (as Susan Dupre)
Carl V. Dupré .... production assistant
Frances Lefkowitz .... additional writer
Stanley Matis .... additional writer
Robinson Miller .... director of pyrotechnics
David Steinbrick .... production assistant

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
incorrect information, 24 March 2005
Author: Machete_Coletti from United States

You are incorrect. Jimmy Wolpaw directed and wrote the movie, yes.

The delightful folk songs were written by leading man Stanley Matis. He also co-wrote some of the script. NRBQ and The Young Adults also showcased some of their talents here. Captain Lou Albano is great in this movie.

It was filmed in and around Providence, Rhode Island. The club was the original Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel which was torn down shortly afterward. Luckily, it was rebuilt at a new location, 79 Washington Street.

I think this movie is in a class by itself, and is a bit ahead of its time. Time for a multi-commentary DVD with all the trimmings. Why it's not shown once in a while on IFC or Sundance is rather puzzling. It rules.

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