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Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (1991)

Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sherilyn Fenn ... Bridey
Whip Hubley ... Chester
David Hewlett ... Deadpan
David Johansen ... Auggie
Kenneth Tobey ... Captain Holiday
Paul Bartel ... The Manager
Parker Whitman Parker Whitman ... The Boss
Shannon Sturges ... Louella
Eric Welch Eric Welch ... Eddie
Larry Spinak Larry Spinak ... Waiter
Chuck Swain Chuck Swain ... Hula Hoop Boy
Holly Dorff ... (voice) (as Holly Ryan)
Ruth Britt Ruth Britt ... (voice)
Bryan Scott Bryan Scott ... (voice)
Gary Schwartz ... (voice)
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Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown place called the Sunset Motel nearby. Soon the wife is having an affair with a man staying at the motel. The husband hires a psychotic criminal to spy on them, the wife and her lover plan to murder the husband, and the voyeuristic motel manager is spying on everybody. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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I want to be missed. I want to be mourned. I want to be wanted dead or alive. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunset Motel See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,136, 26 April 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,708
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Mono

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Color
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When the police pick up Bridey at the Drive-in theater there is an Edsel parked there. The movie is set in 1955, but the first model year for the Edsel was 1958, so there would not have been any available until the fall of 1957. See more »

Quotes

[smooching]
Bridey: Oh, take me Auggie! Take me to Disneyland.
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LOVE-DRUNK
Performed by Angie Jareé
Written by Alien Castle
Produced by Doug Walter
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A disaster.
5 March 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

A few eye-filling bikini shots of Sherilyn Fenn are not reason enough to sit through this self-conscious, forced, artificial, illogical film noir "homage". Roughly half the dialogue is gibberish in desperate need of translation; perhaps the characters were inventing a new form of space language or something. It's one of those rare films where absolutely NOTHING works, and after about 20 minutes you'll be ready to give up on it. (*)


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