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A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Krause ...  Joe Miller 3 episodes, 2006
Julianna Margulies ...  Jennifer Bloom 3 episodes, 2006
Peter Jacobson ...  Wally Jabrowski 3 episodes, 2006
Dennis Christopher ...  Dr. Martin Ruber 3 episodes, 2006
April Grace ...  Lee Bridgewater 3 episodes, 2006
Elle Fanning ...  Anna Miller 3 episodes, 2006
Kevin Pollak ...  Karl Kreutzfeld 3 episodes, 2006
Benjamin Petry Benjamin Petry ...  Isaac Kreutzfeld 3 episodes, 2006
Jason Douglas ...  Anthony 3 episodes, 2006
Chris Bauer ...  Lou Destefano 2 episodes, 2006
Harriet Sansom Harris ...  Margaret Milne 2 episodes, 2006
Margaret Cho ...  Suzie Kang 2 episodes, 2006
Ann Cusack ...  Helen Ruber 2 episodes, 2006
Roger Bart ...  Howard 'The Weasel' Montague 2 episodes, 2006
Nicholas Guilak ...  Arjun Mehta 2 episodes, 2006
Tim Guinee ...  Eddie McCleister / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Chris Monberg ...  Little Jim 2 episodes, 2006
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Detective Joe Miller comes into possession of a seemingly innocuous motel room key while working on a murder case. The key can open every door and take him into a motel room that seems to exist outside of normal time and space. However, if he leaves something in the motel room that did not originally come from there, it will be gone as soon as the room "resets"... He discovers that there are special objects hidden in different places. They don't look special, but they have special powers. When his daughter disappears and he is framed for killing his partner, he must find a way to bring her back from the room, while working with different groups and people searching for the objects. But who can he really trust when everyone goes crazy after touching the objects... Written by Johnny4747

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Some doors are better left closed.


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Official site | Space [Canada]

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USA

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English

Release Date:

11 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Motel Man See more »

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Trivia

When building the Sunshine Motel, the show's creators couldn't afford to build nine rooms. They built seven and had the set dressers change the numbers on the doors based on what scene was being shot. See more »

Goofs

After Miller returns from the vault with The Bus Ticket, he hands it back to Wally. When Wally went to place it in his jacket pocket, a bare part of The Ticket rubbed across his finger. He should have been transported to the street. See more »

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Referenced in Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010) See more »

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Excellent storytelling - a must own for DVD
14 December 2006 | by maclaird1See all my reviews

I decided to watch this since the premise seemed fairly original. I was totally blown away! This show should be made into a series. Luckily they left the end open enough that we might actually see that in the future. With shows about superheroes becoming more and more common it is nice to see a storyline that allows those powers (useful and not so useful) able to transfer from one person to another. Excellent casting and set design. Kevin Pollak shines as an object collector obsessed to the point that he will sacrifice the world to get what he wants. Julianna Margulies is also excellent. It is nice to see her on something since ER. I was never quite sure if I should trust her completely or not since the objects seem to prove that power corrupts even when you have what you think are the best interests at heart. A must own on DVD when it finally comes out.


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