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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 »

Also Known As:

Motel Man See more »

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Trivia

In the Lost Room Promo that aired on the SciFi Channel, it has a different child actress being lost in the room than was actually used in the mini-series. 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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Featured in Inside the Lost Room (2007) See more »

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Best mini series I've ever seen.
15 July 2009 | by teslamanSee all my reviews

I saw the trailer for this TV-mini on some obscure satellite channel and thought, hey that's a cool looking movie. I'm a huge sci-fi fan so naturally I had to see this. To my surprise it wasn't a feature film but a TV-mini series. That sort of put my high hopes into lower gear since quite a few sci-fi mini's has been either low budget looking or plain simply bad.

Well, I started to watch and I was slowly but surely sucked in and saw the entire set from start to finish. Yep 4½ hours non-stop watching. I just couldn't stop.

The story is so cleverly written that I was (and am) simply amazed. I have seen it four times now and every time I see something new or find new answers that I didn't see before. To come up with this kind of story and use it so well must come from some tremendously inventive minds. Everyday items with some special power that came to be because....well you just have to see for yourself.

The cast performance is top notch. I especially like the performance of Kevin Pollack as Karl Kreuzfeld, Dennis Christopher as Ruber and the absolutely superb, paranoid but believable performance of Ewen Bremmer as Harold Stritzke. Character development is good and even the shorter guest episode appearances like Ewen Bremmers are handled very well.

The effects and production design fits the story very well and are nicely executed. Add to this a well written score and you have a winner. I'm really, really glad they made this into a mini series and not a feature film because the running time is needed. It doesn't feel like it's dragging or boring anywhere but rather every minute is used wisely. It starts slowly and builds and adds to itself in an even pace.

Had they made this into a feature film I'm afraid it would probably have been destroyed by too much effects or too much action. Or even worse, the story been dumbed down to please audiences.

If you like clever sci-fi drama with nice twists and turns and a creative original story you absolutely have to see this. It beats soo many big budget movies at so many levels.

Really great stuff!


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