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Diane Adelson ... Margaret (archive footage) (as Diane Mahree)
Richard Brandt ... Himself
George Cavender ... Cop (archive footage)
Colbert Coldwell ... Himself
Alfredo Gutiérrez ... Himself
William Bryan Jennings ... Cop (archive footage)
Jackey Neyman ... Debbie (archive footage)
Tom Neyman ... The Master (archive footage)
Stephanie Nielson ... Master's Wife (archive footage)
Sherry Proctor ... Master's Wife (archive footage)
Robin Redd ... Master's Wife (archive footage)
John Reynolds ... Torgo (archive footage)
Bernie Rosenblum ... Himself
Harold P. Warren ... Michael (archive footage)

Directed by
Aaron Allard 
James Lafleur 
Marco Pazzano 
Writing credits
Aaron Allard (written by) and
James Lafleur (written by)

Produced by
Aaron Allard .... producer
James Lafleur .... producer
Andrew Stevenson .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Gary Lassaline 
Film Editing by
Marco Pazzano 
Sound Department
Vivieno Caldinelli .... sound recordist
Rachael Cocks .... sound editor
Bernie Rosenblum .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Yolanda Parent .... camera operator
Marco Pazzano .... camera operator

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Canada:28 min
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Robert Guidry, cinematographer of Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), died two months before the filmmakers had a chance to interview him.See more »
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Making Manos, 17 March 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Hotel Torgo (2004)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent documentary about the making of and eventual popularity of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE, which is considered by a great many to be the worst movie ever made. MANOS historian Richard Brandt is on hand here talking about the film's production and we get a first-hand account from Bernie Rosenblum who is perhaps the only crew member still living from the film.

HOTEL TORGO runs just 28-minutes and for the most part it's entertaining, although there's no question something a bit more polished and detailed would be welcomed. The film does manage to at least give you some basic ideas about the production of the movie as well as what happened to some of the cast members. Rosenblum tells some nice stories about the making of the picture and the highlight of the film comes when we visit the locations where the movie was shot. With such a small running time there's not too many details shared here but for fans of the film it's worth watching.

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