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The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)

R | | Comedy | November 1984 (USA)
After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiancé, Elliot, Tracy thinks Liza has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair of her own, and arranges ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Hurwitz

Writers:

Harry Narunsky (screenplay), Irving Schwartz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colleen Camp ... Tracy
Peter Scolari ... Elliot
Christopher Lee ... King
Fran Drescher ... Linda
Eddie Deezen ... Sydney
Chuck McCann ... Dorfman
Hank Garrett ... Kramer
Hamilton Camp ... Matches
Jonathan Schmock ... Leonard
James Vallely James Vallely ... Dennis
Marie Currie Marie Currie ... Marie (as Marie Currie Lukather)
Cherie Currie ... Cherie
Daniel Greene ... Brad (as Danny Greene)
Monique Gabrielle ... Liza
Leila Chrystie Leila Chrystie ... Fran Carlan
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After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiancé, Elliot, Tracy thinks Liza has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair of her own, and arranges for hookers to become bellhops. Meanwhile, her rich daddy hires an inept arsonist to blow up the place. Written by MG

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Get set for a wild stay at the most unique accommodations on earth! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Lobby See more »

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Big Lobby Company See more »
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Mono

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Color (DeLuxe)
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A white van in this movie says "Irv-Harry's Laundry Service" on its side. This movie's producers are Irving Schwartz and Harry Hurwitz. See more »

Quotes

Elliot Garner: I'll just hate... I'll hate myself, you know, whatever choice I make.
Liza: So why not have a good time, and then you'll feel better about hating yourself?
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Written and Performed by The IBM's (Greg Anderson, John Duff, Paul Magliari, Lou Vassalla)
Recorded at Carriage House Studios, Stamford, Connecticut
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It's actually called the "Fiesta Hotel"
9 January 2019 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

A characterless posh couple are entrusted with looking after a hotel by Christopher Lee, about whom it is painfully obvious that he filmed his scenes apart from all the lead actors in the movie.

Lee is introduced in a swordfight scene that comes out of nowhere. When it first came on I assumed it was an excerpt from another movie the characters were watching. Unfortunately, no. It was still this one.

There is one of those godawful, lengthy musical interludes where some third rate songwriters have churned out a dreadful parody of whatever dated type of music was big at the time - here it is hair metal. Later, the trick is repeated with a power ballad that isn't quite as bad, or as lengthy, as the tacky, soulless metal track.

The beautiful Fran Drescher shows up, apparently playing a prostitute. An example of the filmmakers' idiocy is the fact that she was not cast as the female lead. She is beautiful, charming, funny, brave - a born star. The lead actress is totally forgettable.

The hotel (apparently actually called the Fiesta Hotel? How did they stuff that up in the title?) is supposed to be inhabited by a bunch of kooky characters, including a creepy nerd who thinks he's from another planet, and a creepy army man who thinks he's at war.

The movie has a few inserts of topless women that seem to come out of nowhere. It's not a sex comedy or a dirty movie or whatever. Watch the "Carry On" films. At least they managed a bawdy, lewd tone where the flashes of nudity fit. This one is a lame brained comedy that some pornographer has sabotaged with a few seconds of smut.

There is apparently some kind of attempt to make Christopher Lee the villain of this story. But his scenes are so disjointed and poorly inserted into the movie that I never really understood what he was doing in it. Most of this movie, at least, makes very little sense. There is hardly any narrative, just a set-up.

The conclusion made no sense to me either.


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