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A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
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 Joe Miller (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Jennifer Bloom (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Wally Jabrowski (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Dr. Martin Ruber (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Lee Bridgewater (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Anna Miller (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Karl Kreutzfeld (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Isaac Kreutzfeld (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Anthony (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Lou Destefano (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Margaret Milne (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Suzie Kang (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Helen Ruber (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Howard 'The Weasel' Montague (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Arjun Mehta (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Eddie McCleister / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Little Jim (2 episodes, 2006)
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Detective Joe Miller comes into possession of a seemingly innocuous motel room key while working on a murder case. The key can open every door and take him into a motel room that seems to exist outside of normal time and space. However, if he leaves something in the motel room that did not originally come from there, it will be gone as soon as the room "resets"... He discovers that there are special objects hidden in different places. They don't look special, but they have special powers. When his daughter disappears and he is framed for killing his partner, he must find a way to bring her back from the room, while working with different groups and people searching for the objects. But who can he really trust when everyone goes crazy after touching the objects... Written by Johnny4747

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During the first episode "The Key", Miller leaves his daughter with a child psychologist in a clinic. When he is leaving, you can hear a call for a "Doctor Sonny Gupta" via the speaker system of the clinic. "Doctor Sonny Gupta" is a character in Kingdom Hospital (2004) (2004), written by Stephen King and directed by Craig R. Baxley. See more »

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In the last episode, Kreuzfeld is about to enter the motel room using the Key, and for that he has nailed several Objects to the door. These Objects disappear/reappear from one shot to another. See more »

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great writing and nice production
13 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This mini-series is quite original and I found it very entertaining. The idea is pretty wild and far fetched but they make a lot out of it. As with so many mini series the first two episodes are better than the 'conclusion' which really only sets possible future episodes up. That being said, this is the best thing I saw on TV this year. The lost room reminds me of 'Dark City' with the surreal reality that it creates. I also liked the fact that ordinary items, or 'objects' are used as props to advance the story in a very cheap yet efficient way.

The production value is good and the atmosphere created is very convincing. The acting is great for a TV production and I wouldn't mind if 'The Lost Room' would be picked up for a full season.


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