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The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 1984 (USA)
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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John
... Frannie
... Frank
... Father
... Mother
... Lilly (as Jennie Dundas)
... Egg
Wally Aspell ... Hotel Manager
... Waitress
... Freud
Jobst Oriwol ... German Man (as Jobst Oriwal)
Linda Clark ... German Woman
Nicholas Podbrey ... Boy with Rifle
Norris Domingue ... High School Band Conductor
... 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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If you experienced "The World According To Garp" and found it witty, delightful and totally unpredictable, then be happily surprised all over again when you join the fun and games that go on at the...Hotel New Hampshire See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,075,800, 11 March 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,100,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Lowe broke his nose while filming a fight scene. 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

Iowa Bob: This job's going to be harder than... trying to right a rhinoceros.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Golly Miss Molly
By Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell & John Marascalco
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Disappointing movie
5 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was disappointed in this movie for many reasons. Minute details of the book were crammed into the movie, which would make the movie very hard to follow if the viewer did not read the book. A lot of Irving's books have strange sexual themes, which sometimes do not translate to the big screen, and "Hotel New Hampshire" is one of those books. While it is one of Irving's best books, and gives a lot of history for each character, the movie left the characters shallow and undeveloped. Too bad, because a wonderful acting job by Jodie Foster was wasted on a phrenetic, nonsensical movie. Rob Lowe's performance (or lack thereof) really hurts the movie, but the adaptation of Irving's novel to the big screen (unlike Cider House Rules) left much to be desired.


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