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Mulholland Dr. (2001)

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

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Cast

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Rita / Camilla Rhodes (as Laura Elena Harring)
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Limo Driver (as Scott Wulff)
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Aunt Ruth
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Dan
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Bum
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Joseph Kearney ...
Roque's Manservant
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Richard Mead ...
Hairy-Armed Man
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Storyline

A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio. Written by Anonymous

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Beware what you dream for... See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Mulholland Drive  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$587,591, 14 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,220,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,112,339
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally filmed in 1999 on a budget of $8 million as a made-for-TV pilot, Mulholland Dr. (1999), new scenes were filmed one year later on a $7-million budget given by the French film studio Studio Canal to wrap up the open ending, which had been left unresolved in the original version so that a TV series could follow. See more »

Goofs

Director Adam Kesher's frenzied attack on the Castigliane brother's limousine immediately scatters pigeons in the far distance, but only when he finally knocks out a headlight (a relatively minor impact) do the pigeons directly behind the car fly up. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rita: What are you doing? We don't stop here.
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Crazy Credits

The only time we see the full title spelled out is at the end of the end credits; during the opening credits there is only a street sign that says "Mulholland Dr". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Naturaleza muerta (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Get Some
Written by David Lynch and John Neff
Performed by David Lynch and John Neff
By Arrangement with Bobkind Music
From the album "Blue Bob"
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User Reviews

 
This film is NOT like a dream...
29 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

... because dreams are filled up with symbols which uncertainly indicate desires and anguishes, and it's contexts aren't clear, nor linear. This movie is actually based on a straight-forward, symbolism-free story that tricks you with the idea it's a dream by adding mysterious characters doing things you can only guess how and why, but indepedently of their reasons you can clearly understand their intentions, and by adding multi-explainable plot twists that all in all lead to nowhere.

So it's basically a film that acts like mindless suspense and soap opera at times. MY OPINION ABOUT THAT: I hate both genres, and find the represented situations in this turd unoriginal and uninteresting, so watching it soon got boring. Since it lasted two and half hours, it was quite a pain. Nevertheless I enjoyed the sex scenes.

It can be enjoyed by people who like the genres I listed above plus mindless guessing on what's happening. The photography and direction are great, the plot is awful and the "Dream-like movie" idea behind it turns out a total disaster, just like the overall quality of this one. I give it 2/10.


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