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Hostel (2005)

R | | Horror | 6 January 2006 (USA)
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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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Eli Roth

Writer:

Eli Roth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Hernandez ... Paxton
Derek Richardson ... Josh
Eythor Gudjonsson ... Oli
Barbara Nedeljakova ... Natalya
Jan Vlasák ... The Dutch Businessman
Jana Kaderabkova ... Svetlana
Jennifer Lim ... Kana
Keiko Seiko ... Yuki
Lubomír Bukový Lubomír Bukový ... Alex
Jana Havlickova Jana Havlickova ... Vala
Rick Hoffman ... The American Client
Petr Janis ... The German Surgeon
Takashi Miike ... Miike Takashi
Patrik Zigo ... Bubble Gum Gang Leader (as Zigo Patrik)
Milda Jedi Havlas 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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10,000 people are killed in America each year. Over 2,000 with firearms. Americans... they have no imagination... See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This film knocked The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) off the top spot both at the box office, and when it was released on DVD. The production budget of "The Chronicles of Narnia" is nearly 50 times the $4 million dollar production budget of Hostel (2005), which earned $20 million dollars in its opening weekend alone. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 27 mins) In Austrian main station, where Paxton follows the Dutch businessman to the restroom, there is a poster visible announcing a DVD. The sign says, "Jetz auch am DVD" which roughly translates to "Now at the DVD". The correct German phrase would be "Jetzt auch auf DVD". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paxton: Amsterdam, motherfucker!
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Crazy Credits

Eli Roth Thanks The Boston Redsox See more »

Alternate Versions

In the German version, the dialogue that was in German has been changed to Spanish. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: Hostel Phostel III (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

 
pretty good little horror ditty
26 July 2006 | by mkburke77See all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie more than most commentators it appears, and not just cause it was bloody and had lots of boobies. The first 20 mins are just full of titties titties titties and yes, there are plenty of homophobic remarks that make us (or at least me) not so supportive our alleged heroes. but after the titties, the real fun begins. --SPOILER -- The torture scenes are graphic, but not as bad as I thought they'd be - they aren't relentless and overdone, but have just the right piquant tastes of grotesque and terror. The scene with the kid pleading for his life in German was very effective - thought maybe i should pick up some German for situations like these. as for the other commentators complaining that the characters were jerks - that's actually part of what makes this movie so good - Usually it's the nice, earnest, innocent hero/heroine goes through hell but always makes it out alive - being rewarded by fate or god or whatever for being good. but here the nice(st) fellow of the three bites it, in a bad way, leaving us to think we've got no one to root for. left with the jackass, we're forced us shift our alligence to a less likable hero - that is unless you're rooting for the torturers. Nice twist really. --SPOILER -- What really did it for me and probably why i give this movie such a high rating are the revenge scenes. In most movies, our beleaguered hero/heroine escapes, we have the one last scare and the hero/heroine kills the bad thing and then we all go home. But we all kinda feel hollow, like the bad thing's death just wasn't enough to make up for all the crap our hero/heroine had to go through. Here, in Hostel- the last 10 mins outta nowhere change from horror into a revenge film and it's quite satisfying, like a big ole bacon cheeseburger. Everyone that brought our characters to their lowly states gets it and gets it good. I wish I had a pack of wild orphaned gypsy children to do my bidding for bubble gum.


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USA | Czech Republic

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,556,099, 8 January 2006

Gross USA:

$47,326,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,979,826
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