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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

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Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.

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Drew Goddard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Father Daniel Flynn / Dock O'Kelly
Cynthia Erivo ... Darlene Sweet
Dakota Johnson ... Emily Summerspring
Jon Hamm ... Laramie Seymour Sullivan / Dwight Broadbeck
Chris Hemsworth ... Billy Lee
Cailee Spaeny ... Rose Summerspring
Lewis Pullman ... Miles Miller
Nick Offerman ... Felix O'Kelly
Xavier Dolan ... Buddy Sunday
Shea Whigham ... Dr. Woodbury Laurence
Mark O'Brien ... Larsen Rogers
Charles Halford ... Sammy Wilds
Jim O'Heir ... Milton Wyrick
Gerry Nairn Gerry Nairn ... Reporter Paul Kraemer
Alvina August ... Vesta Shears
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Storyline

Six strangers, (Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny and Lewis Pullman) each with their own secrets, meet at the El Royale hotel of Lake Tahoe. Taking place over one night, alliances are made and secrets are revealed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. All roads lead here.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Times at the El Royale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,132,647, 14 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,839,115, 6 December 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 27, 2018 and also screened at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

Darlene starts singing I will always love you towards the end, but this is not released by Dolly Parton until 1973. See more »

Quotes

[assessing the driveability of their smashed getaway truck]
Father Daniel Flynn: Will it run.
Felix O'Kelly: [as truck engine sputters] Let's go with yes. Think the new guy is bent or stupid?
Father Daniel Flynn: I'm goin' with stupid, but I can be persuaded.
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Crazy Credits

There are almost no opening credits. Only the film's title is shown after the first scene. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Written by James Dean, Paul Riser and William Weatherspoon
Performed by Cynthia Erivo
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Surprisingly good
24 December 2018 | by abenezerberhanuSee all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this movie when i started it but it was very interesting and good. The story is pretty interesting and the build up is also perfect. It keeps you waiting shrouding you with mystery. The cast is perfect. Personally i thought Jeff bridge's performance was perfect. The other cast also give a solid performance. All in all the movie is very enjoyable and i definitely recommend it


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