Eldorado (2012 film)

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Film Poster
Directed by Richard Driscoll
Produced by Keith Howell
Written by Richard Driscoll
Starring Daryl Hannah
David Carradine
Michael Madsen
Steve Guttenberg
Brigitte Nielsen
Jeff Fahey
Patrick Bergin
Bill Moseley
Sylvester McCoy
Narrated by Peter O'Toole
Music by Buster Bloodvessel
Howie Casey
Tim Renwick
Cinematography Francois Coppey
Edited by Robert James
Distributed by Sole Worldwide Rights Breakdown Films Ltd
Release date
  • 30 January 2012 (2012-01-30)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $3.85 million* (*originally claimed to be $15 million)[1]

Eldorado is a British horror-comedy film written and directed by Richard Driscoll and stars Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, and Michael Madsen. It also stars Brigitte Nielsen, Kerry Washington, Jeff Fahey, Steve Guttenberg, Bill Moseley and Peter O'Toole. The film has been described as a horror/comedy/musical road movie.[2]



The film is set to parody many other films specifically of the horror musical genre including Sweeney Todd, The Blues Brothers and Little Shop of Horrors.[2]


The film was to receive a wide release in both the UK and in the USA in November 2010, however, though production was complete, it was not released.[3][4]

On 5 June 2013 it was revealed in the British media that the director had funded the film by filing false VAT tax returns to the British government.[5] Driscoll is alleged to have falsely claimed the movie's budget to be $15 million, the figure was actually only $1.5 million, boosted by a further $2.35 million defrauded from HMRC.

The film never received a theatrical release, and was published direct-to-video in the United Kingdom.[6]


  1. ^ Williams, Amanda (2013-06-05). "Entertainment | Film producer facing jail for tax fraud". London: Daily Mail UK. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b Turek, Ryan (2009-09-30). "House of Fear Preps 3-D Wolfman, Eldorado". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  3. ^ Creepy, Uncle (2010-06-14). "Casting News: Horror Comedy Eldorado 3D | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  4. ^ "Eworldwire Mobile Version". E4mobile.com. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  5. ^ Dixon, Hayley (5 June 2013). "Hollywood legends starred in movie funded with VAT fraud". The Daily Telegraph. London. 
  6. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/british-filmmaker-found-guilty-23-564077

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