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This film features possibly the longest vomiting scene ever put on film, lasting for about ten minutes.
When he was interviewed about the film, Rik Mayall said that he considered the film as a 25th Anniversary film, as production on this film commenced about twenty-five years after Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson first met each other at university, which led them to becoming real-life best friends, and a comedy duo.
This was Simon Pegg's first feature film appearance.
Adrian Edmondson did the final re-write of the script, while Rik Mayall was in the hospital recovering from his quad bike accident.
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The scene in which Ritchie yanks Eddie's head back with a hook up his nose was shot with the action in reverse, then played backwards in the final cut. To achieve this, Adrian Edmondson learned to phonetically pronounce the phrase "Excuse me one moment" backwards.
Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, and Bill Nighy would later work together again in Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Simon Pegg and Bill Nighy would also go on to star in Hot Fuzz (2007).
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In this movie, Vincent Cassel plays a man about to marry "the most famous Italian movie actress in the world". In reality, Cassel is married to Monica Bellucci, arguably the most famous Italian movie actress in the world.
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Those paying close attention would have noticed that the neighboring power station is a subtle rude joke. The smoking tower and the two domes below are amusingly (albeit juvenile) shaped to resemble a penis and testicles.
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The distinctive "boing" sound made by the dining room door is exactly the same as the sound of the dining room door in Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)).
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Rik Mayall wore a prosthetic eye for the scene where Eddie sticks a candle in Richie's eye.
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In the making of the film documentary, Adrian Edmondson stated he enjoyed making the film and that would he would like to do another film. Unfortunately a "Guest House Paradiso" sequel never happened. After their final live stage show Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour (2003). Rik and Adrian decided to move on from "Bottom" and Rik Mayall passed away on June 9, 2014 .
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In the original promotional campaign for this film's cinema release, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson explicitly stated that it was "not Bottom" (hence the name differences, and other inconsistencies with the series in the movie) but they also said that they have pretty much always played the same characters for years (The Young Ones (1982), Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987), and Bottom (1991)) and this was just a new set. Perhaps the films not-so-stratospheric box-office success caused the studio to add "The Bottom Movie" on its video release.
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Steven O'Donnell (Chef) played Spudgun in the Bottom (1991) television series, from which this film is spun-off.
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The timed light switch never lasts the same amount of time. The shortest time is ten seconds, whereas the longest time is twenty-seven seconds.
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Rik Mayall was originally going to co-direct, but he declined, because he was still recovering from his quad bike accident. Rik and Adrian Edmondson wrote the first draft of the script while Rik was in the hospital.
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The idea for the film came about, when Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson were staying at hotels, when they went on tour across the UK, performing live stage shows of their hit television sitcom Bottom (1991), of which the film is spun-off, and they thought it would be funny if Richie and Eddie ran a hotel.
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Bill Nighy and Sophia Myles both appeared in Underworld (2003).
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Hélène Mahieu's only English language role.
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Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson changed the surnames of their characters for the film. Edmondson's character Eddie's surname was changed from Hitler to Ndingombaba and Rik's character Richie's surname was changed from Richards to Twat, which became a recurring gag throughout the film, as Richard claims his surname is pronounced "Thwaite", when it is spelt Twat.
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The subplot where the guests eat the radioactive fish, get sick and projectile vomit everywhere, is reference to Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (1997), in which Richie eats a bad fish that causes him to projectile vomit.
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Adrian Edmondson likened the experience of directing this film to "running through a safari park in your underpants with only a plastic fork to protect yourself".
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When Eddie brings Gino to Gina's hotel room, Eddie asks Gino to mind his language and states that Richie and himself are trying to keep the film PG rated, when Gino calls him a "Dead Motherf*****". That was a joke that was written to poke fun at the film's 15 rating in the United Kingdom. The film is given the 15 certificate for it's comic violence, profanity, sexual content, and gross humor. The Bottom (1991) television show, from which the film is spun-off, was given a 15 certificate when it was released on VHS and DVD.
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For the sequence, in which Richie accidentally gets Eddie's fishing hook caught in Mr. Nice's nipple ring, trying to recover the security videotape. Simon Pegg wore a prosthetic torso and nipple. This was rigged up to wires, to lift him up off the bed, which were pulled by the special effects crew. To give the illusion that Richie and Eddie are lifting Mr. Nice off the bed into the air with the fish hook caught in his nipple ring.
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The only movie Rik Mayall has written.
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Rik Mayall stated in the behind the scenes documentary, that in the backstory of the little crawlways hidden between the walls of the hotel, were designed by Richie's Great Uncle Gervais. Richie could crawl through, open little doorways, and have a peep at the guests in the hotel when they were getting sexy.
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Adrian Edmondson used a stunt double for the sequence which Eddie dives through the hotel front door above Richie when Eddie returns from his bike ride.
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For the sequence which Richie is swinging Eddie through the air with the meathooks in his nose, and throws Eddie through the kitchen window, was achieved with Adrian Edmondson lying on top of a rotating board and dummy arms of Rik Mayall with the meathooks was used, which Edmondson put in his nostrils during filming, to give the illusion that Mayall is swinging Edmondson through the air.
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When they filmed the scene which Eddie asks Richie to remove his hand from his groin, when Mr. Nice takes the security videotape. Adrian Edmondson made Rik Mayall crack up laughing when he broke character and whispers to Rik Mayall "I like it. Put it back on."
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The trailer features the score from Beetlejuice (1988).
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Fawlty Towers (1975) is considered a major influence behind the film.
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Bill Nighy is twenty-three years older than Kate Ashfield, who plays his wife in the film.
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In the scene where Gino arrives at the hotel and attacks Eddie, and brings him to Gina's hotel room. Eddie asks Gino to mind his language, and states that the film is PG rated. The film received the 15 certificate in the UK.
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When the scene in which Mrs. Nice and the kids catch Richie and Eddie getting dressed outside Gina Carbonara's room. In one take, Adrian Edmondson accidentally knocked Rik Mayall on the side of the head.
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As of 2016, this is the only movie Adrian Edmondson has written and directed.
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The gag which the sound of bells donging are heard when Eddie wriggles his hips in the Eddie the Bellboy sequence was reused from Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (1997) which the sound of bells donging is heard when Richie kicks Eddie in the groin.
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Bill Nighy would be offered the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who (2005), but turned it down and David Tennant was cast. Nighy, Kate Ashfield, and Sophia Myles have worked with Tennant, and Myles was David Tennant's former girlfriend, and had worked with him in Foyle's War (2002), and again in Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace (2006). Ashfield starred opposite Tennant in Secret Smile (2005), and Nighy worked with Tennant in Glorious 39 (2009) and Page Eight (2011).
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