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Four Rooms -- It's New Year's Eve at the Mon Signor Hotel, a former grand old Hollywood hotel, now fallen upon hard times, and Ted the Bellhop has his work cut out for him dealing with crazy requests from the guests.

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Writers (WGA):
Allison Anders (written by) (segment)
Alexandre Rockwell (written by) (segment)
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25 December 1995 (USA) See more »
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Twelve outrageous guests. Four scandalous requests. And one lone bellhop, in his first day on the job, who's in for the wildest New year's Eve of his life.
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Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sammi Davis ... Jezebel (segment "The Missing Ingredient")

Amanda De Cadenet ... Diana (segment "The Missing Ingredient") (as Amanda deCadenet)

Valeria Golino ... Athena (segment "The Missing Ingredient")

Madonna ... Elspeth (segment "The Missing Ingredient")

Ione Skye ... Eva (segment "The Missing Ingredient")

Lili Taylor ... Raven (segment "The Missing Ingredient")

Alicia Witt ... Kiva (segment "The Missing Ingredient")

Jennifer Beals ... Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")

David Proval ... Sigfried (segment "The Wrong Man")

Antonio Banderas ... Man (segment "The Misbehavers")

Lana McKissack ... Sarah (segment "The Misbehavers")

Patricia Vonne ... Corpse (segment "The Misbehavers") (as Patricia Vonne Rodriguez)

Tamlyn Tomita ... Wife (segment "The Misbehavers")
Danny Verduzco ... Juancho (segment "The Misbehavers")

Salma Hayek ... TV Dancing Girl (segment "The Misbehavers")

Paul Calderon ... Norman (segment "The Man from Hollywood")

Quentin Tarantino ... Chester (segment "The Man from Hollywood")

Lawrence Bender ... Long Hair Yuppie Scum

Kathy Griffin ... Betty
Quinn Thomas Hellerman ... Baby Bellhop

Marc Lawrence ... Sam the Bellhop
Unruly Julie McClean ... Left Redhead
Laura Rush ... Right Redhead
Paul Skemp ... Real Theodore

Marisa Tomei ... Margaret

Tim Roth ... Ted the Bellhop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kimberly Blair ... Hooker (uncredited)

Monica Lee Steen ... Margaret's Stoner Friend (segment "The Man from Hollywood (uncredited)
Russell Vossler ... (uncredited)

Bruce Willis ... Leo (segment "The Man from Hollywood") (uncredited)

Directed by
Allison Anders (segment "The Missing Ingredient")
Alexandre Rockwell (segment "The Wrong Man")
Robert Rodriguez (segment "The Misbehavers")
Quentin Tarantino (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Allison Anders (written by) (segment "The Missing Ingredient")

Alexandre Rockwell (written by) (segment "The Wrong Man")

Robert Rodriguez (written by) (segment "The Misbehavers")

Quentin Tarantino (written by) (segment "The Man From Hollywood")

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Paul Hellerman .... co-producer
Scott Lambert .... co-producer
Alexandre Rockwell .... executive producer
Quentin Tarantino .... executive producer
Heidi Vogel .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Combustible Edison 
 
Cinematography by
Rodrigo García (director of photography) (segment "The Missing Ingredient") (as Rodrigo Garcia)
Guillermo Navarro (director of photography) (segment "The Misbehavers")
Phil Parmet (director of photography) (segment "The Wrong Man")
Andrzej Sekula (director of photography) (segment "The Man From Hollywood")
 
Film Editing by
Margaret Goodspeed (segment "The Missing Ingredient") (as Margie Goodspeed)
Elena Maganini (segment "The Wrong Man")
Sally Menke (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
Robert Rodriguez (segment "The Misbehavers")
 
Casting by
Russell Gray 
 
Production Design by
Gary Frutkoff 
 
Art Direction by
Mayne Berke  (as Mayne Schuyler Berke)
 
Set Decoration by
Sara Andrews 
 
Costume Design by
Susan L. Bertram 
Mary Claire Hannan 
 
Makeup Department
Christina Bartolucci .... co-key makeup artist (segment "The Man from Hollywood") (as Cristina Bartolucci)
Toni G .... assistant makeup artist (segment "The Missing Ingredient") (as Toni G.)
Don Malot .... assistant hair stylist (segments "The Man from Hollywood", "The Misbehavers")
Don Malot .... assistant makeup artist (segments "The Man from Hollywood", "The Misbehavers")
Anna Marco .... key makeup artist/hair: Salma Hayek (segment "The Misbehavers")
Anna Marco .... makeup artist
Barbara Olvera .... assistant hair stylist (segment "The Missing Ingredient")
Orlando .... hair stylist: Madonna
Ermahn Ospina .... key hair stylist (segments "The Man from Hollywood", "The Misbehavers")
Ermahn Ospina .... key makeup artist (segments "The Man from Hollywood", "The Misbehavers")
Michael Pachal .... key hair stylist (segments "The Missing Ingredient", "The Wrong Man") (as Michael Ross)
Pamela Priest .... hair stylist: Bruce Willis
Paul Starr .... makeup artist: Madonna
Lizbeth Williamson .... key makeup artist (segments "The Missing Ingredient", "The Wrong Man")
 
Production Management
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... production supervisor (as Deborah Cass)
Paul Hellerman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Aarniokoski .... first assistant director (segments "The Missing Ingredient" and "The Misbehavers")
Fernando Altschul .... first assistant director (segments "The Wrong Man" and "The Man from Hollywood")
Brian Bettwy .... second assistant director
Louis Shaw Milito .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
James C. Beeson .... carpenter
Peter Borck .... lead man
Martin Charles .... graphic designer
Carlos A. Chavez .... painter
Adam DeFelice .... specialty prop fabricator (as Adam deFelice)
T.D. Donnelly .... stand-by painter
James Michael Drury Jr. .... on-set carpenter (as James M. Drury Jr.)
Dave Edinger .... carpenter
Marc Gillson .... lead painter (as Mark D. Gillson)
Joseph W. Grafmuller .... swing gang (as Joseph Grafmuller)
Matthew Gratzner .... specialty prop fabricator
Shari Griffin .... draper
Shane Hawkins .... lead carpenter
Steven Ingrassia .... swing gang
Marisol Jiménez .... art department coordinator (as Marisol Jimenez)
Andrew King .... assistant property master
Adam Markey .... painter (as Adam G. Markey)
Brian Markey .... construction coordinator
Ray Maxwell .... construction foreman
Brant McCarthy .... carpenter (as Brant R. McCarthy)
Mary Patvaldnieks .... assistant decorator
Mark Peters .... carpenter
Thomas Power .... swing gang (as Thomas J. Power)
Lynda Reiss .... property master
Chris Scher .... construction estimator
Mark Simpson .... carpenter (as Mark F. Simpson)
Pedro V. Suchite .... painter
Randy Tenhaeff .... swing gang
Floyd Valero .... carpenter
Francis Whitebloom .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Gary Blufer .... sound effects recordist
Lance Brown .... sound designer
Vincent Cassaro .... second assistant sound editor
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Zack Davis .... adr editor
Gordon Ecker .... supervising foley editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
John Michael Fanaris .... sound effects coordinator
Bruce Fortune .... supervising sound editor
David Gertz .... foley mixer
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound effects editor
Victor Iorillo .... special sound effects
Victor Iorillo .... supervising sound editor
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator
Dawn Kratofil .... sound effects coordinator
Lee Lemont .... adr editor
Blake Marion .... sound effects coordinator
Anthony Milch .... sound effects editor (as Anthony R. Milch)
Howard Neiman .... sound effects editor
Jay Nierenberg .... sound editor
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer (segment "The Misbehavers")
Kim Secrist .... sound effects editor
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... sound effects editor
Tim Tuchrello .... first assistant sound editor
Christina Tucker .... adr mixer
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound effects editor
Pawel Wdowczak .... production sound mixer
Bernard Weiser .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Christy Sumner .... special effects assistant
Shannon J. Thompson .... special effects assistant (as Shannon Thompson)
 
Visual Effects by
Bertha Garcia .... visual effects animator
Bertha Garcia .... visual effects designer
Joe Gareri .... visual effects: Pacific Title Digital
Jay Mark Johnson .... visual effects animator
Jay Mark Johnson .... visual effects designer
Patrick Phillips .... visual effects: Pacific Title Digital
Robert Stromberg .... visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Paul Taglianetti .... special effects coordinator: VIFX (segment "The Missing Ingredient")
David S. Williams Jr. .... visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
 
Stunts
Charles Belardinelli .... stunt player
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... stunt player (as Tom Bellissimo)
Gulcin Gilbert .... stunt player (as Gulshin Gilbert)
Kane Hodder .... stunt player
Alan Marcus .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bjørn Eivind Aarskog .... second assistant camera
Bjørn Eivind Aarskog .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Bjorn E. Aarskog)
Edgar Arellano .... best boy electric
Claudette Barius .... unit still photographer
Elizabeth Bolden .... grip
Jonathan Brown .... Steadicam operator (segments "The Misbehavers", "The Wrong Man")
Katherine M. Butler .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Kate Butler)
Jason 'Jake' Cross .... grip
Marcel DeJure .... electrician (as Marcel De Jure)
Ziad Doueiri .... camera operator
Ziad Doueiri .... first assistant camera
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
Heather M. Hillmeyer .... electrician (as Heather Hillmeyer)
James Irons .... best boy grip (as James B. 'Crash' Irons)
Bob Ivanjack .... dolly grip
Jason E. Lord .... electrician (as Jason Lord)
Marc Polanski .... grip (as Marc Thomas Polanski)
Chuck Smith .... gaffer
Gregory C. Smith .... second assistant camera (as Gregory Smith)
Tim Soronen .... grip (as Tim 'Stuffy' Soronen)
David Stern .... grip
Rick Stribling .... key grip
 
Animation Department
Pam Cooke .... animator (as Pam Cooke - Weiner)
Chuck Jones .... creative consultant: animation
Bob Kurtz .... animator: titles
Gary Mooney .... animator
Dave Spafford .... animator
Shane Zalvin .... animator
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Randi Hiller .... casting associate
Jeff Olan .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
Mynka Draper .... costumer
Thomas G. Marquez .... costume supervisor (segments "The Missing Ingredient", "The Misbehavers")
 
Editorial Department
Bob Allen .... first assistant editor (segment "The Missing Ingredient")
Erik C. Andersen .... first assistant editor (segment "The Misbehavers")
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... apprentice editor (as Joaquin Avellan)
Steven M. Buono .... second assistant editor (segment "The Wrong Man")
Dawn Todd Curfman .... post-production coordinator (as Dawn Todd)
Jeff Ervin .... assistant editor
Alyson Evans .... post-production coordinator
Daniel Fort .... second assistant editor (segment "The Misbehavers") (as Daniel A. Fort)
Johanna Groepl .... second assistant editor (segment "The Missing Ingredient")
Donald Likovich .... assistant film editor
Katie Mack .... second assistant editor (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
Ethan Maniquis .... apprentice editor
Ray Neapolitan .... additional assistant editor
Ben Parker .... post-production assistant
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Tatiana S. Riegel .... first assistant editor (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
Mike Stanwick .... color timer (as Michael Stanwick)
Jeff Swafford .... post-production assistant
Debra L. Tennant .... first assistant editor (segment "The Missing Ingredient")
David Young .... first assistant editor (segment "The Wrong Man")
 
Music Department
Kristen Becht .... music coordinator
Bob Casale .... music engineer (as Robert Casale)
Liz Cox .... musician: Combustible Edison (as Miss Lily Banquette)
Michael Cudahy .... musician: Combustible Edison (as The Millionaire)
Nicholas Cudahy .... musician: Combustible Edison
Peter Dixon .... musician: Combustible Edison
Andrew W. Leary .... executive in charge of soundtracks: Elektra Entertainment (as Andrew Leary)
Mark Mothersbaugh .... music producer
Denise Okimoto .... music editor
Aaron Oppenheimer .... musician: Combustible Edison
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
Mary Ramos .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
D. Robert Knight .... driver
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
Geoff Lancaster .... driver
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation
Dotti Thompson .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Canard Emile Barnes .... office production assistant
Sissy Boyd .... choreographer
Eric Brooks .... legal: A Band Apart
Patrice Carbaugh .... medic/stage manager
Cathy Cavadini .... looping group (as Catherine Cavadini)
Melanie Chapman .... assistant: Ms. Anders
Vicki Cherkas .... legal advisor: Miramax Films
Robert Earl Craft .... location manager
Dawn Todd Curfman .... production coordinator (as Dawn Todd)
Tiffanie DeBartolo .... intern
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantee
Judi M. Durand .... looping group (as Judi Durand)
Greg Finley .... looping group
Carlos K. Goodman .... legal: A Band Apart (as Carlos Goodman)
Michael Boyce Harris .... stand-in
Deborah Hebert .... production accountant
Doris Hess .... looping group
Derek Hurd .... craft service
Patrick Jack Lee .... production financing
Victoria Lucai .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino
David McCharen .... looping group (as David Mccharen)
Courtney McDonnell .... assistant: Mr. Bender
Brian McMillan .... animal trainer: McMillan Animal Rentals
Amanda Michener .... assistant: Mr. Rockwell (as Amanda M. Michener)
Susan Noonan-Gero .... assistant production coordinator
Kyle Oliver .... location assistant
Ben Parker .... set production assistant
Cathy Ragona .... coordinator: Miramax (as Cathy Agcayab)
David Randolph .... looping group
Lisa Redding .... stand-in
Nick Roberts .... security supervisor: Technical Guard Security
Craig Davis Roth .... accounting assistant (as Craig Roth)
Charles Sapadin .... office production assistant
Vernon Scott .... looping group
Jeff Swafford .... key office production assistant
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... script supervisor
Jan D. Tys .... studio teacher
Karen Alicia White .... set production assistant
Nancy Willen .... unit publicist
Heidrun M. Williams .... assistant accountant
Kurt Woolner .... completion guarantee
Zane .... post-production accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Billy Pittard .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stephanie Allain .... special thanks
Maureen Angelinetta .... special thanks
Lola Babalon .... special thanks
Pamela Barish .... special thanks
Zoe R. Cassavetes .... special thanks (as Zoe Cassavetes)
Claire Chew .... special thanks
Chris Connelly .... special thanks
Roald Dahl .... special thanks
Leland Faust .... special thanks (as Leland H. Faust)
Jim Hannafan .... special thanks (as Jim Hannafin)
Lisa Henson .... special thanks
Jerry Lewis .... special thanks
Lawrence Lorre .... special thanks
Adam Lustig .... special thanks
Gerald Martinez .... special thanks
Sean McCleese .... special thanks
Joel Millner .... special thanks
Mike Simpson .... special thanks
Maya Montanez Smukler .... special thanks
Cindy Jo Stanberry .... special thanks
Lee Stollman .... special thanks
Shelly Surpin .... special thanks (as Shelley Surpin)
Frank Tashlin .... special thanks
Eddie Tishkoff .... special thanks: Hollywood Piano Co.
Jamie Toscas .... special thanks
Kurt Voss .... special thanks
Bumble Ward .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, sexuality and some drug use
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98 min
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The video game being played by Betty and her friends is Rambo III (1989/I) (VG) for the Sega Genesis, however some scenes show her playing "Rambo" for the Nintendo Entertainment System.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the segment "The Misbehavers" the girl calls room 409 to check if they have needles as well but it's actually room 404 (from the previous segment "The Wrong Man"). Earlier the real Theodore just mentions room 409 when his friend at the party calls Ted for ice and he can't remember which room they are in.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sam the Bellhop:We used to have Fifty on staff here. Fifty! I'm the only one left. It all comes down to one schmuck, me. The night shift bellhop. What the hell is that, a bellhop? Huh, what is that? You know where the name comes from? Huh? From someone stupid! Some schmuck rings and bell and ya hop, you hop front and center.
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Spoofs "Sanford and Son" (1972)See more »
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Harlem NocturneSee more »

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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
a cool batch of 90's indie pathos, 6 November 2004
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Four Rooms was concocted like one of those many, many collaborative efforts from directors in the 60's and 70's (i.e. The Witches, Ro.Go.PaG, Boccaccio '70, etc), except this would revolve around a bell-hop on New Years Eve. It disqualifies itself as being any kind of masterpiece or classic in independent film-making, and sometimes the filmmakers (Alison Anders, Robert Rodriguez, and Alexandre Rockwell, and Quentin Tarantino, the last two also serving as executive producer) look like they're relishing too much in their (limited) clout and exuberance to concentrate. As was with many others who viewed the film, I found that the first two segments were the lesser ones, and the last two were the best ones. It all comes down, in this case, to which two were funnier. So, let's break each one down:

Allison Anders' film is a quirky, quasi-lesbian take on a coven of witches, featuring the likes of Madonna and Lily Taylor, are the first to shake up (perhaps for the better in this one) Ted the bell-hop. Ted, by the way, is played with a continuous, nervous-type of fervor that goes from being innocuous, to annoying, and then acceptable again. It's also interesting to see how his character goes through different motions when under each director (for example, in Rodriguez's film he's more of a cartoon-type of character, and in Tarantino's film he hearkens slightly to his previous collaborations with the director, quieter, on edge in a particular way). Some of the laughs are surrounded by a kind of attitude put forth by the director that seems a little off. Maybe I'm the wrong audience for it, though- the women in the audience may appreciate it, or rather amused by it, more than I. I give it a B-

Alexandre Rockwell's The Wrong Man is my least favorite of the bunch, as Ted gets stuck with a couple of crazed fetishists (David Proval and Jennifer Beals). The problem here lies with two things- the fact that the comedic timing/chemistry is a little iffy/off with the three actors, and that the writing doesn't come off like it's naturally funny. When Beals' character Angela runs off about Ted's private parts, this could be funny, but it's more 'ho-ho' than 'ha-ha' to me. Some of the tension from Roth brings some laughs, but not enough to compensate the uncomfortable atmosphere around the whole segment. I give it a C-

The third segment, The Misbehaviors, displays how clever and quick Rodriguez can be with physical comedy (slapstick) as well as in getting laughs from kids (as he did here and there in his Spy Kids movies). It is also a boost that the whole segment comes off as though it's like a live-action Looney Tunes short- it's so ridiculous that in some scenes I burst out laughing (i.e. Ted's reaction to the corpse). The set-up with the parents was also amusing in how Banderas and Tamlyn Tomita act towards the kids. Then the pay-off knocks it out of the park. Grade: A

Then we come to the closure, featuring the indie wunderkind at the time, Tarantino, as he takes on two sources of inspiration- Rohald Dahl's "Man from the South" short story, later translated through Alfred Hitchcock's television show. It's a smart, hip little piece of Hollywood satire from Tarantino, as he himself plays an overly obnoxious Hollywood filmmaker, with two guys by his side (Paul Calderon and Bruce Willis), as they take a gamble right after the stroke of midnight. It took me a couple of time to watch this to really get into it, but when I did it was even more promising. The camera-work in the scene (via 'Dogs' and 'Pulp' cinematographer Andrzej Sekula) is deliberately paced, and it's perfectly leisurely for the pace of the last segment. That much, if not all, of the dialog is funny it's because of the skill and chemistry between the four of them. Plus, a little prologue with Marisa Tomei and Kathy Griffin gives the indication of what insanity is in store. Grade- A.

So, is this film a success? For it's time, I'm not sure. With the power of four million off the success of each director's previous efforts (Tarantino with 'Dogs', Rodriguez with El Mariachi, Anders with Gas, Food, and Lodging, and Rockwell with In the Soup, all from the 92 Sundance place), they did whatever they wanted, and it's not the success it could've been. On the other hand, when one looks at the films in perspective, it could've been a lot worse, and it wasn't. At the least, it works as one of the quintessential party movies for fans of the 90's "new-wave" crop.

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