The Million Dollar Hotel
|The Million Dollar Hotel|
|Directed by||Wim Wenders|
|Produced by||Deepak Nayar|
|Edited by||Tatiana S. Riegel|
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The Million Dollar Hotel is a 2000 drama film based on a concept story by Bono and Nicholas Klein, directed by Wim Wenders, and starring Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, and Mel Gibson. The film features music by U2 and various musicians that was released on the soundtrack, The Million Dollar Hotel: Music from the Motion Picture.
A group of very different people live in a hotel in Los Angeles, California including the romantically involved Tom Tom (Davies) and Eloise (Milla Jovovich). The events that unfold are the result of the death of an important resident, the son (Tim Roth) of a billionaire media mogul. His father commissions an F.B.I. agent (Gibson) to look into his death.
- Jeremy Davies as Tom Tom
- Milla Jovovich as Eloise
- Mel Gibson as Det. Skinner
- Jimmy Smits as Geronimo
- Peter Stormare as Dixie
- Amanda Plummer as Vivien
- Gloria Stuart as Jessica
- Tom Bower as Hector
- Donal Logue as Det. Charley Best
- Bud Cort as Shorty
- Julian Sands as Terence Scopey
- Conrad Roberts as Stix
- Harris Yulin as Stanley Goldkiss
- Charlayne Woodard as Jean Swift
- Ellen Cleghorne as Marlene
- Richard Edson as Joe
- Tito Larriva as Jesu
- Jon Hassell as Hollow
- Tim Roth (uncredited) as Izzy Goldkiss
- Bono (uncredited) as Man in Hotel Lobby
The story was originally developed by Bono in 1987 when filming the music video for "Where the Streets Have No Name".
The film had an estimated budget of $8,000,000, but opened to only $29,483 in U.S. box office, with little more success in subsequent weeks or in other countries.
The Million Dollar Hotel received poor reviews, obtaining 25% on Rotten Tomatoes and 25 of 100 on Metacritic, despite winning the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2000.
In an October 2000 press conference in Sydney, before the Australian release of the film, Mel Gibson said, "I thought it was as boring as a dog's ass." He later explained:
It was at the end of a day where I had done 6,000 interviews, some guy was ragging on the film and it just slipped out. Later, I thought 'God, why did I say that? I'm an idiot! I produced this film. I'm distributing it!' It was pretty thoughtless of me, because a lot of people worked very hard on that film, and the fact is there are moments of genius in it. The soundtrack is by U2, and it's phenomenal. So I really regret saying that. I have written a lot of apology letters about it.
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- Official web site at the Wayback Machine (archived February 23, 2007)
- The Million Dollar Hotel at IMDb
- The Million Dollar Hotel at Rotten Tomatoes
- The Million Dollar Hotel at Box Office Mojo
- 2000 films
- Films directed by Wim Wenders
- Films produced by Bruce Davey
- Icon Productions films
- English-language German films
- German drama films
- Films set in Los Angeles
- Films set in hotels
- 2000s English-language films
- American drama films
- British drama films
- 2000s American films
- 2000s British films
- 2000s German films