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Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But ... See full summary »

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Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But when a famous Italian filmstar, Gina Carbonara, who is in hiding from a fiance she doesn't want to marry, arrives at the hotel, things get very interesting! Another family come to the hotel as it is the only one they can afford, and when Richie uses the many tunnels and airways to steal some of their rubber bikinis, then is caught by the family's dad, he tries everything to get the video back. When Eddie finds some radioactive fish and it's served to the customers, a bunch of power plant workers find out and a quaratine is on its way. Even worse, when Gina's estranged fiance arrives, all hell breaks loose! Just in time for Eddie, Richie and Gina to escape to the Carribean and spend all their new found money! Written by <ant_277@lineone.net>

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Rated R for gross humor, comic violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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3 December 1999 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£672,979 (UK) (3 December 1999)

Gross:

£1,470,458 (UK) (24 December 1999)
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Trivia

This was Simon Pegg's first feature film appearance. See more »

Goofs

Shadow cast on the banister as Richie, Gina and Eddie escape the sick ball. See more »

Quotes

Richard Twat: Chef I thought I told you to get this tap thing fixed - It's a fire hazard!
Chef: YOU FUCKING BASTARD!
Richard Twat: ...Very good chef. Carry on. Is breakfast, well on the way?
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Crazy Credits

A scence with Richie, Eddie and Gina on a beach in the caribbean, running "Beach House Paradiso", a bar, is shown. See more »

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References Stand by Me (1986) See more »

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The Bottom movie!
7 February 2013 | by (Bailey Downs!) – See all my reviews

For any fan of Bottom, this film is the "go to". Its not quite Bottom though, Richard Richard is now Richard Tw@t (pronounce "Twait") and Eddie Hitler is now Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba, its not much of a change because it is still technically Bottom just set in a hotel. They even bring in some of the old cast members such as Steven O'Donnel who played "Spudgun" in the original show and here he plays the drunken chef and you'll recognize a young Simon Pegg and Sophia Myles entering their Bottom debut.

The funniest part of this film has to be when Richard Tw@t runs around the hotel wearing nothing but a rubber bra and panties. Its nearly the dumbest thing I've ever seen him do, it doesn't even compare to The Young Ones when he tried to kill himself with laxative pills. How he got from talking to a love Goddess to blowing up in an oven while still having the underwear on, I have no idea.

In the long run, yes this is definitely one of those "plot doesn't matter" films, so sit back relax and take an hour and a half of Ade and Rik nearly killing each other while running a hotel (it makes Fawlty Towers' service look like The Waldorf-Astoria). You'll enjoy this if you liked Bottom, Young Ones or Filthy Rich And Catflap.


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