3.9/10
170
3 user 3 critic

Hotel Colonial (1987)

Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the... See full summary »

Director:

Cinzia Th. Torrini

Writers:

Enzo Monteleone (screenplay), Cinzia Th. Torrini (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Good Wife (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.

Director: Ken Cameron
Stars: Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Steven Vidler
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set during the '20s, a barber is in a wheelchair because of a psychosomatic illness after he lost the woman he loves.

Director: Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Marco Messeri, Jo Champa
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Gaetano, giovane napoletano, decide di lasciare casa, lavoro ed amici, per cercare altri momenti di vita e conoscere altre persone. Arriva a Firenze, a casa della zia. In un ambulatorio, ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Fiorenza Marchegiani, Marco Messeri
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Vincenzo, a 30 years old apathetic and lazy man who still lives with his mother, has no job and no desire to improve. He meets Anna and fell in love with her but to keep the relationship alive he has to learn to accept more responsibility.

Director: Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Giuliana de Sio, Lina Polito
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tommaso goes incredible lengths to win back the love of his former girlfriend Cecilia, but sometimes things change in the most unexpected way.

Director: Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Francesca Neri, Marco Messeri
Fortress (1985)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Director: Arch Nicholson
Stars: Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward, Elaine Cusick
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A killer, he call himself Funiculi' Funicula', spread terror in a killing spree during the "Primo Festival Nuova Napoli" ("New Naples First Festival").

Director: Lodovico Gasparini
Stars: Lello Arena, Maddalena Crippa, Massimo Troisi
Splendor (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Splendor is the name of an old movie theater managed by Jordan (Mastroianni), who inherited it from his father. The theater is in decay and only generates debts and trouble, but Jordan gets... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Massimo Troisi, Marina Vlady
Convicts (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In 1902 Texas, thirteen-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Robert Duvall, Lukas Haas, James Earl Jones
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »

Director: James Foley
Stars: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern
The Stone Boy (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Robert Duvall, Jason Presson, Glenn Close
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A disturbed lesbian librarian kidnaps a beautiful young woman she's obsessed with, breaks her foot to keep her incapacitated, then starts to kill off people she believes are intruding in their "relationship".

Director: Eduardo Montes Bradley
Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Maryam d'Abo, Frederic Forrest
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Savage ... Marco Venieri
Rachel Ward ... Irene Costa
Massimo Troisi ... Werner
Robert Duvall ... Roberto Carrasco (Luca Venieri)
Anna Galiena ... Francesca Venieri
Claudio Báez ... Anderson
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Linda
Tariq Hager Tariq Hager ... Luca at 17
Daniel Sommer Daniel Sommer ... Marco at 13
Isela Díaz Isela Díaz ... Indian Child
Demián Bichir ... Young Hotel Clerk (as Demian Bichir)
Jorge Abraham Jorge Abraham ... Man in Jail 1 (as Jorge Abrahams)
René Pereyra René Pereyra ... Man in Jail 2
Carlos De Leon Carlos De Leon ... Old Man in Jail
René Barrera René Barrera ... Bookmaker at Cock Fight
Edit

Storyline

Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the Amazon jungle. But it's every man for himself, and brotherly love turns to hatred.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Connection See more »

Filming Locations:

Veracruz, Mexico

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Marco Venieri: Why do they call you Werner?
Werner: Sit down, please. Well, because... because my name is Werner. Why?
Marco Venieri: Well, because Werner is a German name.
Werner: I... I know. During the war, eh? During the war, a German, a certain Herbert... uh... a certain Herbert helped my father to escape from the concentration camp the day before his execution. So, in memory of this effort, my father named me Werner.
Marco Venieri: [pause] It seems like they should have called you Herbert.
Werner: Well, because my... my mother didn't like the name Herbert. ...
See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger
Music by Pino Donaggio
Sung by Ronald Jackson
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Published by Legeis Publishing, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This hotel's okay, but...
16 December 2012 | by PeterMitchell-506-564364See all my reviews

This movie's more a drama than an action piece, with the pace, that of a snail. In actuality, it's easy to see how this only lasted a week at the cinema, where it took 17 months to hit video. Fine actor, John Savage deserves better than this. Not to say Hotel Colonial is bad, but it's hardly good either, seeing as how about four writers worked on this misfire. Savage's estranged brother, Luca (Duvall), a big known terrorist is killed, as seen at the start. A silencer was used, a cockroach scuttling across the floor, after we see a spray of blood, preceded by a PHHTT! Savage, skeptical about Luca's death, travels to Columbia to get answers. A flashback scene shot in sepia, with Savage visiting his brother was one of the few things I liked in this film. Savage has a guide, Rachel Ward, who we kind of get the gist, she's trying to detract Savage from finding out the the real truth. He finally arrives at the famous Hotel Colonial, one of the best facades I've seen in a hotel. Here, Savage is befriended by a guy called Carasco, who looks somewhat like Luca, Duvall doubling of course here. Carasco is bad. He makes documentaries, with him wrestling anaconda's in the jungle. He also sells drugs and provides sexual services, using little Columbian girls, not more than 7. Sick f..k like he is, he even has as portfolio that Savage peruses, one little girl, totally naked. Duvall creeps up behind him and says "Any there that interest you?", where Savage replies in a sort of hesitation, "I've been out of school a long tme". Of course, from here he takes an instant disliking to this guy. Carasco also likes to shoot the s..t out of baboons in dawn hunts, which Savage is totally adverse to, when forced to come with em'. This movie has a little action, some interesting scenes, but mostly it's a bore with little surprise or thrills, but beautiful and lush locations. It's a shame as judging by it's story, Hotel Colonial could of been a lot better. It is an adventure, but it's a hell of a long ride too. It's explosive ending, justified and purposeful, thankfully doesn't make the film a total loss, but a lot of people out there, will be glad it just ended. This movie doesn't respect a fine actor like Savage, too. Try to make sense of the scene where a mob of kids, are chasing Savage down an alley.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed