The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.

Director:

Tony Richardson

Writers:

John Irving (novel), Tony Richardson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... John
Jodie Foster ... Frannie
Paul McCrane ... Frank
Beau Bridges ... Father
Lisa Banes ... Mother
Jennifer Dundas ... Lilly (as Jennie Dundas)
Seth Green ... Egg
Wally Aspell Wally Aspell ... Hotel Manager
Joely Richardson ... Waitress
Wallace Shawn ... Freud
Jobst Oriwol Jobst Oriwol ... German Man (as Jobst Oriwal)
Linda Clark Linda Clark ... German Woman
Nicholas Podbrey Nicholas Podbrey ... Boy with Rifle
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... High School Band Conductor
Matthew Modine ... Chip Dove / Ernst
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The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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The successes and failures of an American family. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The phrase that is repeated throughout the film was: ''Keep passing the open windows''. See more »

Goofs

In the award ceremony scene, numerous Austrian flags are show, but all are the civil/merchant version. As an official government function, the flags would have been the state flag (the government flag.) Unlike the United States, Austria and many other nations have multiple national flags for different purposes (government, civilian/merchant, military, on shore versus afloat, etc.) Austria's state flag bears the national coat of arms in the centre, overlapping into both of the red bars. The vertical version of the state flag has the coat of arms turned 90 degrees and placed within a shield. None of the flags in the scene bore the coat of arms. See more »

Quotes

Multiple Characters: Keep passing the open windows.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits misspell the word "association" as "associatiation". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Hotel New Hampshire (2001) See more »

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Bad Boy Blues
By Pierre P. Belmar
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best irving adaptation
11 April 2001 | by melisseySee all my reviews

As far as book/movie adaptations go, this one is by far better than Cider House and Garp. It follows the book wonderfully, with exception to minor details. I'm not saying it's a better MOVIE than Garp or cider house, but it is much truer to the book, and that's always been important to me. I'm one of those people who says "WHAT? THAT'S NOT HOW IT HAPPENED IN THE BOOK!" I once read a post where a girl said everyone involved in this movie should be ashamed of it. She obviously missed the point. The ending, which is so powerful in the book, is equally powerful in the movie. The one improvement, I thought, was the Susie the Bear character. I didn't care for her much after I read the book, but when I saw the movie I was like "yeah!". Incest, plane crashes, blind men named Frued, a bomb at the opera - and a woman in a bear costume. What more could you ask for?


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Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hotel New Hampshire See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,075,800, 11 March 1984

Gross USA:

$5,142,858

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,142,858
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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