|Directed by||Gary Yates|
|Produced by||Phyllis Laing |
|Written by||Dani Romain |
George F. Walker
|Starring||Caroline Dhavernas |
|Music by||Guy Fletcher |
The Lyric Quartet
|Edited by||Simon Cozens|
|Distributed by||Mongrel Media (Canada) |
Soda Pictures (United Kingdom)
|March 24, 2006|
Niagara Motel features its namesake and the ongoings amongst the inhabitants of the motel and linked Riverside Grill coffee shop located in Niagara Falls. The characters include the owner and his daughter (Andrei and Fitch), their newly pregnant waitress (Dhavernas) being recruited to star in low budget porn videos, a young couple (Friel and Holden-Reid) with a criminal past struggling to recover their child from social services, and a middle class husband and wife (Keleghan and Crewson) in a marriage that is disintegrating in near-record time - all led by a drunken motel caretaker (Ferguson).
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- Craig Ferguson as Phillie, the motel caretaker
- Peter Keleghan as Henry
- Damir Andrei as Boris the Motel Owner
- Wendy Crewson as Lily
- Anna Friel as Denise
- Kristen Holden-Ried as R.J.
- Kevin Pollak as Michael
- Caroline Dhavernas as Loretta
- Catherine Fitch as Sophie
- Tom Barnett as Dave
The film was based on George F. Walker's six play series Suburban Motel.
While some scenes were filmed in Niagara Falls, Ontario, most of the film was filmed in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba. The motel scenes were filmed in Steinbach. Additional scenes were filmed in Lockport and Selkirk, where the real Riverside Grill stood until 2012.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 37% based on 14 reviews.
- Niagara Motel, official website
- Niagara Motel at AllMovie
- Niagara Motel on IMDb
- Niagara Motel at Rotten Tomatoes
- Niagara Motel at Metacritic
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