Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  6 March 1992 (USA)
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Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), Horton (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky) and Orton (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabriella in Venice. Linguistic ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvyn Orton
Mike Lawton / Charlton Black
Maurice Horton
Caroline Wright
Rosemary Horton
Patricia Fulford
John Grillo ...
Hotel Manager
Andrew Bailey ...
Shady Character
Ronnie Stevens ...
Man on Plane
Enzo Turrin ...
Senior Policeman
Andy Bradford ...
Italian Victim


Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), Horton (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky) and Orton (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabriella in Venice. Linguistic mix-ups by the staff mean each of the trio get wrong instructions for the next day. So Horton meets up with puzzled estate agent Caroline to see what she's offering, Orton attempts to make a gang of hoods an offer they can't refuse on their villa, while Lawton sets off to rub out a lonely-hearts lady from Huddersfield. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Release Date:

6 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enredos de hotel  »

Box Office


$3,104,545 (USA)

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This cinema movie was noted for its remarkably short running time. Feature films normally clock in around ninety minutes plus, this picture though runs 78 minutes in theaters and 75 minutes on DVD / home video. See more »


Maurice Horton: So what's the form then? Do I pay you now?
Caroline Wright: You don't carry that sort of cash around, do you?
Maurice Horton: What sort of cash are we talking about?
Caroline Wright: Well, how much do you think it's worth?
Maurice Horton: It's all new to me.
[picks up his wallet]
Maurice Horton: Uhm, sixty? Eighty? A hundred?
Caroline Wright: Okay, a hundred. A hundred thousand is about right.
Maurice Horton: A hundred thousand? No, no. I was talking about Pounds.
Caroline Wright: Well, so am I. A hundred thousand Pounds.
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References The Bellboy (1960) See more »


The Perfect Moment
Music by Henry Priestman
Lyrics by Henry Priestman and Mark Herman
Performed by The Christians
©1991 Island Records Limited
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17 October 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Short fun in a classic mixup farce format. Bryan Brown, Richard Griffiths, and Dudley Moore all converge on Venice for an assignation. The linguistically challenged bellboy (Bronson Pinchot) mixes up the messages they're to receive. And we're off.

Andreas Katsulas and his crew are excellent and perhaps the comedic high point. Patsy Kensit is always there to feast your eyes on. Alison Steadman is great in her supporting role.

It's interesting how Merk Herman 'weaves' the three story lines together - and it's not just editing. It's a cute touch.

And of course there is 'Venezia' in one of the leading roles as well. It's one hour twenty eight minutes only but it's fun.

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