IMDb > Four Rooms (1995)
Four Rooms
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Four Rooms (1995) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 25 | slideshow) Videos
Four Rooms -- Trailer


User Rating:
6.7/10   78,068 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers (WGA):
Allison Anders (written by) (segment)
Alexandre Rockwell (written by) (segment)
View company contact information for Four Rooms on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
25 December 1995 (USA) See more »
A new comedy compliments of the house. See more »
Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Deserved better than it got See more (177 total) »


  (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:

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

Kimberly Blair ... Hooker (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
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.
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 .... assistant camera
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")
Location Management
Robert Earl Craft .... location manager
Kyle Oliver .... location assistant
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
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
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)
Charlie Sapadin .... office production assistant (as Charles Sapadin)
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)
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

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for pervasive strong language, sexuality and some drug use
98 min | 110 min (workprint version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Director Trademark: [Quentin Tarantino] [bare feet]Angela is barefoot throughout the fourth installment.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: After the Jerry Lewis speech, the cameraman's shadow is visible on the back wall.See more »
[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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Carnival Of SoulsSee more »


Does This Take Place In Chronological Order?
See more »
89 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
Deserved better than it got, 5 March 2005
Author: soymilk from East Anglia, UK

It's a pity that the critics gave 'Four Rooms' as hard a time as they did back in 1995, because, for everything that can be said to be wrong with it, it really does sparkle with creativity and a desire to stand out from the rest of the crowd. And let's face it, there was enough popular talent involved, including Alison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and, last but not least, Quentin Tarantino, for it to have been hailed as an instant cult classic. Instead, it was bashed into submission and retreated very quickly to the back of nearly everyone's resume. With retrospect most of this reproach was probably ill-deserved - 'Four Rooms' does have its blatant moments of weakness, but then again so do a lot of the more half-baked cookie-cutter comedies which have somehow garnered more admiration than this. On the whole it's a very unusual and interesting combination - an offbeat, frisky and strangely feel-good comedy with some sinister undertones and lots of weird, intricate little details. Consisting of four 20-minute segments, each assembled by a different director's hands, it takes us through the various happenings inside separate rooms of the same hotel on New Year's Eve, as experienced by Ted, the only bellhop still left standing for the night shift. There is the slight feeling of inconsistency in moving from one directing style to the next, and a couple of attempts to interconnect the segments are a little self-contradictory. Some of it works and some it doesn't, but the end result is an episodic anthology that, if nothing too spectacular, still proves itself to be very likable in the long run.

'The Missing Ingredient' and 'the Wrong Man' are often credited with constituting the weaker half of the film, and I can't really say I disagree. 'The Missing Ingredient' tries hard to be risqué, but falls pretty short - for a story concerning a coven of bare-breasted witches trying to extract an unwilling man's semen for use in a ritual, it's remarkably innocuous and fluffy, and the visual effects only add a layer of tackiness to boot. 'The Wrong Man' is a tad more snappy and sports some stylish direction (the shot where Sigfried grabs the ringing telephone is right-on), but is ultimately swallowed up in its frenzied editing. We can vaguely understand what's happening in this segment (if not, then Ted does drop a pretty big hint later on in the film), but it makes itself unnecessarily incoherent, with bizarre imagery that adds nothing but extra confusion (the baby flashback, anyone?). It's almost as though Alexandre Rockwell isn't sure whether he wants us to be in on the whole set-up with Sigfried and Angela, or confused and in the dark like Ted, and in the end tries to accommodate both perspectives, which doesn't really wash.

It's once we reach the second half that the true quality really starts to seep its way in, and the film suddenly becomes very rewarding. 'The Misbehaviours' is a spirited little contribution that combines a moderate dose of macabre darkness with its cartoon-like innocence. Antonio Banderas certainly hits a good spot as the no-nonsense father who appoints Ted to keep an eye on his two young children while he's out, whilst the children themselves are rebellious but not irritating, all making for a surprisingly sharp and sophisticated slice of knockabout. 'The Man from Hollywood', meanwhile, is equally brilliant - Tarantino's vibrant, well-scripted take on Roald Dahl's chilling short story, 'the Man from the South', which pits Ted in the same room as cocky Hollywood director Chester Rush (and it's always a treat to see Quentin himself tackle such a winking, self-depreciating role). It manages to be tense and enjoyable, with the usual smart direction that any Tarantino fan should be able to appreciate. Overall, there's enough vitality in these particular segments to just about redeem the shakiness of the first half.

Besides, we have Tim Roth playing our hapless protagonist throughout, and, yes, that is a lot. He proves himself to be very capable in a comic performance, bringing enough gentle magnetism to his character Ted the bellhop, through his good intentions, perseverance and various neurotic mannerisms, to get us genuinely attached to him. It is hard not to come away with the impression that all four directors had a slightly different take on Ted's disposition - he goes from being timid and impressionable to obtuse and jumpy, then highly-strung and a little devious, and finally composed and relatively rational - but Roth does well in single-handedly bridging these gaps and, with the many mishaps his character has to endure over the course of the night, ensures that all changes in temper seem understandable. He retains his good-natured lovability for the entire running time, and, for anyone who can really relate to poor Ted (like yours truly), he'll have you rooting for him to the very satisfying end.

To my knowledge, there was never any other film quite like 'Four Rooms' and, judging by just how unwelcome this one was made to feel when it arrived, there probably won't be another for quite some time. It remains an ambitious and not entirely successful little sleeper, but has a good deal going for it nonetheless, and I urge all fans of Tarantino, Rodriguez and Roth in particular not to be put off by the bad press and to give it a chance. Who knows? One day, it might just make a fresh start and find the cult audience that appreciates it yet.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (177 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Four Rooms (1995)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
ohh my god !!! fanan450
what an awful movie! glean7
the most underrated movie here super-man
Continuous Shot ending with lighted cig CuddleBunny909
Smell my feet Robert_222
Which room you like most? Rate the rooms! blendastompa
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Freeway The Celebration Kiss Kiss Bang Bang S.F.W. Trading Places
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.