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Hostel (2005)

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Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paxton
... Josh
... Oli
... Natalya
... The Dutch Businessman
... Svetlana
... Kana
... Yuki
Lubomír Bukový ... Alex
Jana Havlickova ... Vala
... The American Client
... The German Surgeon
... Miike Takashi
... Bubble Gum Gang Leader (as Zigo Patrik)
Milda Jedi Havlas ... Desk Clerk Jedi
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Storyline

3 backpackers are in Amsterdam where they get locked out of their youth hostel. They are invited into a man's house where he tells them of a hostel somewhere in eastern Europe where the women are all incredibly hot and have a taste for American men. When they get there, everything is too good to be true - the hostel is "to die for" Written by CROESKE

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Shen mer tsui huai neng fa sheng (What's the worst that could happen) See more »


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Rated R for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hostal  »

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Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,556,099, 8 January 2006

Gross USA:

$47,326,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,578,934
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Trivia

Eli Roth initially wanted to do a documentary on the subject of the "murder vacation". However, as he was doing research, he found it almost impossible to get into contact with people involved in such business, and that he could put himself in danger for asking around. He decided to use the subject for a fiction, instead. See more »

Goofs

(at around 8 mins) The street sign in Amsterdam says Heerengrachtstraat, gracht being the Dutch word for canal and straat being the Dutch word for street. The name is actually just Heerengracht without the -straat- at the end. See more »

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[first lines]
Paxton: Amsterdam, motherfucker!
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Eli Roth Thanks The Boston Redsox See more »

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We Ain't Fuckin' wit Y'All
Written by Shawn Thomas
Performed by C-BO
Courtesy of West Coast Mafia Records
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Good horror, non-existent story
20 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I like a rip-roaring horror movie as much as the next guy, but this one just didn't do it for me. It certainly felt like it hit all the necessary marks, from nudity and dismemberment to bloody revenge, but at the conclusion, it just felt like eating cotton candy - no real nutritional value, just a sense that I had satisfied some of my prurient appetite without any logical payoff.

The movie was slow in getting started and then the sprinted to a singularly boggling ending. I walked out of the theater asking, "What was the point of all that?" And while this is described as horror, it really should be classified as thriller. There was no explanation or clever twist at the end. Just the end. I'm sure that it will attract an enthusiastic audience of young adults, but the evisceration by the critics will stem any hopes of huge box office.

If your expectations are low enough, and your tastes in gore sufficiently robust, then you are in for a good time. Otherwise, skip this and see a classic Hitchcock film. You'll feel better about yourself.


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