Hotel California (2008 film)

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Hotel California
Hotel California movie.jpg
Film Poster
Directed by Geo Santini
Produced by Todd Chamberlain
Ray Charles Robinson, Jr.
Robert Rodriguez
Written by Christine Conradt (screenplay)
Jason Hice
Geo Santini
Starring Erik Palladino
Tyson Beckford
Tatyana Ali
Music by Bobby Johnston
Shotgun Radio
Cinematography Luis Panch Perez
Edited by Erik C. Andersen
Alliance Group Entertainment
Distributed by IFA Distribution
Release date
July 25, 2008
Language English

Hotel California is a 2008 film that follows three professional criminals in Los Angeles.


The film follows Troy (Erik Palladino) as he returns to Los Angeles from Miami to meet with his former partners: Al (Tyson Beckford) and Pete (Simon Rex), whom Troy betrayed years before. Naturally they are dismayed to see him and call their boss, infamous crime syndicate leader Dmitri (Raymond J. Barry) to inform them that Troy has returned. The three of them, along with Troy's former love Jessie (Tatyana Ali) attempt to exact their revenge, while Troy tries to convince them that he is not the man he was before. He also has a brand new and devious plan for his former partners to get involved in.



It was produced by Alliance Group Entertainment. The movie was filmed throughout Los Angeles in early 2007 and is directed by first time director Geo Santini. During filming in Los Angeles, the LAPD mistook the actors' prop weapons for actual weapons, and placed actor Erik Palladino and members of the crew in handcuffs until the producers were able to resolve the situation.[1]


The film premiered on 25 July 2008 as part of the New York International Latino Film Festival presented by HBO and was part of the Boston Film Festival on 13 September 2008. Hotel California was an Official Selection on 16 September 2008 of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and the Kansas International Film Festival on 21 September 2008. The official theatrical release was on 23 March 2010 in the United States.


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