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Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 March 1992 (USA)
Several strangers converge on a hotel in Venice, Italy, where a bellboy's bad English sets them up to clash against each other in a hilarious case of mistaken identity.

Director:

Mark Herman

Writer:

Mark Herman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Melvyn Orton
Bryan Brown ... Mike Lawton / Charlton Black
Richard Griffiths ... Maurice Horton
Andreas Katsulas ... Scarpa
Patsy Kensit ... Caroline Wright
Alison Steadman ... Rosemary Horton
Penelope Wilton ... Patricia Fulford
Bronson Pinchot ... Bellboy
Jim Carter ... Rossi
Alex Norton ... Alfio
John Grillo ... Hotel Manager
Andrew Bailey Andrew Bailey ... Shady Character
Ronnie Stevens ... Man on Plane
Enzo Turrin Enzo Turrin ... Senior Policeman
Andy Bradford ... Italian Victim
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Storyline

Mike Lawton (Bryan Brown) (a hitman), Maurice Horton (Richard Griffiths) (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky), and Melvyn Orton (Dudley Moore) (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabrielli in Venice, Italy. Linguistic mix-ups by the staff mean each of the trio get wrong instructions for the next day. So Maurice meets up with puzzled estate agent Caroline Wright (Patsy Kensit) to see what she's offering, Melvyn attempts to make a gang of hoods an offer they can't refuse on their villa, while Mike sets off to rub out a lonely-hearts lady from Huddersfield. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy

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Trivia

Bellboy (Bronson Pinchot) has no personal name and is only known by and billed in the credits as this. See more »

Quotes

Scarpa: Did you not switch the tags?
Alfio: Of course I did, boss.
Rossi: What a minute, *you* switched the tags? *I* switched the tags!
Scarpa: Oh, shit.
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Alternate Versions

Television version substitutes alternate takes of several scenes toning down the sexuality but adding dialogue not in the theatrical/home video version. See more »

Connections

Remade as One Two Three (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by Louis Gasté
Lyrics by Morris Albert
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Fun
17 October 2006 | by UACWSee all my reviews

Short fun in a classic mixup farce format. Bryan Brown, Richard Griffiths, and Dudley Moore all converge on Venice for an assignation. The linguistically challenged bellboy (Bronson Pinchot) mixes up the messages they're to receive. And we're off.

Andreas Katsulas and his crew are excellent and perhaps the comedic high point. Patsy Kensit is always there to feast your eyes on. Alison Steadman is great in her supporting role.

It's interesting how Merk Herman 'weaves' the three story lines together - and it's not just editing. It's a cute touch.

And of course there is 'Venezia' in one of the leading roles as well. It's one hour twenty eight minutes only but it's fun.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

6 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enredos de hotel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,326,472, 8 March 1992

Gross USA:

$3,104,545

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,104,545
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1.85 : 1
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