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Hotel California (2008)

  • Rate: 5.6/10 total 149 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Director: Geo Santini
  • Stars: Erik Palladino, Tyson Beckford and Simon Rex
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Hotel California (2008)

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Writing Credits By:

  • Jason Hice (story) &
  • Geo Santini (story)
  • Christine Conradt (screenplay)

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    Plot: When TROY turned on crime boss DMITRI DEBARTOLLA he was forced to leave Los Angeles and lay low in Miami… See more »  »

    Story: When TROY turned on crime boss DMITRI DEBARTOLLA he was forced to leave Los Angeles and lay low in Miami. After two years, and the loss of his leg in a shootout with a Cuban crime syndicate, Troy returns to LA to reclaim what is rightfully his. A reunion with his former partners in a rundown hotel sets the stage for an explosive encounter where past and present collide.Written by Anonymous  


    Synopsis: Revenge comes full circle in Hotel California when three former partners (Troy, Pete, and Al) with strong connections to the underground crime scene of L.A., reunite in a dingy hotel room to rehash the past. Anxiety builds as they take part in a calculated mind game of wit and loyalty. With an all-star cast featuring Erik Palladino as Troy (Over There, ER), Simon Rex as Pete (Scary Movie 3/4), Tatyana Ali as Jessie (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), supermodel Tyson Beckford as Al, Yancey Arias as Hector (Kingpin, Die Hard 4), and Raymond J. Barry as crime boss Dmitri (Steel City), Hotel California checks you into a twisted world of crime, drugs, and murder, where tension mounts, bullets fly, and blood flows.


    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Tyson Beckford known as co-producer (as Tyson C. Beckford)
    • Todd Chamberlain known as producer
    • Tim Cho known as associate producer
    • Damien Douglas known as consulting producer
    • Hector Echavarria known as assistant location producer
    • Jason Hice known as associate producer
    • Geraldo A. Iglesias known as co-producer
    • Mike Karkeh known as executive producer
    • Mike Karkeh known as producer
    • Justin Nesbitt known as co-producer
    • Erik Palladino known as co-producer
    • Simon Rex known as co-producer
    • Ray Charles Robinson Jr. known as producer
    • Geo Santini known as co-producer
    • Paul Seng known as producer
    • Jeremy Sullivan known as line producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Erik Palladino known as Troy
    • Tyson Beckford known as Al (as Tyson C. Beckford)
    • Simon Rex known as Pete
    • Tatyana Ali known as Jessie
    • Raymond J. Barry known as Dmitri
    • Yancey Arias known as Hector
    • Frank Sivero known as Sal
    • Noel Gugliemi known as Chino (as Noel Guglielmi)
    • Kristof Konrad known as Yuri
    • Douglas Spain known as Manny
    • Leticia Castillo known as Luci
    • Rigo Sanchez known as Flaco
    • Nick Gomez known as Davey
    • Emiliano Torres known as Noel
    • Ski Carr known as Manager
    • Damien Nguyen known as Jimmy Hung
    • Leilene Ondrade known as Wendy (as Leilene Stuecklin)
    • Matthew Pollino known as Angelo
    • Gabriel Womack known as Jodie
    • Bruno Gioiello known as Dennis
    • David Wachs known as Frankie
    • Celestin Cornielle known as Raphael
    • Danny Arroyo known as Danny
    • David Mersault known as Farzhad
    • Ravi Patel known as Sam
    • Jose Acevedo known as Dimitri's Bodyguard
    • Melissa Bacelar known as Candy
    • Steve Black known as Antonio (as Steve Boisvert)
    • Robert Nolan Clark known as Bodyguard
    • Eric Scott Curtis known as Niko
    • Gina D'Acciaro known as Restaurant Patron
    • Anthony DiCocco known as Cab Driver
    • Jeff Enden known as Cop
    • Dave Eveler known as Craig
    • Ernesto Galan known as Bar Patron
    • Joey Gaytan known as Rogelio
    • Daniel V. Graulau known as Beno
    • Jason Hice known as Dishwasher
    • Eric Michael Kochmer known as Manny's Thug
    • Clarke Kohler known as Restaurant Patron
    • John McGarr known as Body Guard
    • Johnny Michaels known as Chinos Bodyguard
    • Cristin Michele known as Pam
    • Brandon Molale known as Mover
    • Keith Page known as Victor
    • Aaron Rubin known as Football Commentator (voice)
    • Peter Sadorian known as Bar Patron
    • Mark Stefanovski known as Dimitri bodyguard
    • Karen Strong known as Waitress
    • Diana Terranova known as Lead Dancer



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:
    • Melanie Deforrest known as assistant makeup artist
    • Sherri Haight known as key makeup artist
    • Stephanie Kae Panek known as assistant makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Azra Bano Ali known as key scenic artist
    • Barry Boen known as carpenter
    • Jeremy Carpel known as carpenter
    • Susan Chun known as set dresser
    • Keith Davidson known as set dresser
    • Jeff Errico known as storyboard artist
    • Cary Greenberg known as property breakdown
    • Samson Kellman known as construction coordinator
    • Michael Meade known as property master
    • Jake Nelson known as storyboard artist
    • James Torrence known as art department production assistant




    Production Companies:

    • Alliance Group Entertainment

    Other Companies:

    • Actors & Background Casting (AB)  extras casting
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
    • Juniper Post  sound post-production
    • Mechnology  visual effects
    • Stage 6 Productions  sound tech


    • Maya Entertainment (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Maya Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD)



    Other Stuff

    Visual Effects by:
    • Jessica Amzoll known as visual effects project manager
    • Rachel Clement known as digital cleanup artist
    • Charles Collyer known as digital compositor: Mechnology
    • Stephen Lebed known as visual effects supervisor
    • Julie Leibovitz known as visual effects producer
    • Arturo Lopez Uscanga known as scanning manager
    • John L. Weckworth known as visual effects supervisor
    • Casey Yahnke known as digital compositor: Mechnology

    Release Date:

    • USA 25 July 2008 (New York International Latino Film Festival)
    • USA 13 September 2008 (Boston Film Festival)
    • USA 16 September 2008 (Los Angeles Latino Film Festival)
    • USA 21 September 2008 (Kansas International Film Festival)
    • USA 23 March 2010 (DVD premiere)



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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    doorsofperception from damascus, syria says:

    Regardless of how much i rated this movie, it is not really bad. iwatched on TV, although i couldn't find any comment here and was havinga 2nd thought to finish it, but i got hooked to to it. It is not a badmovie, it has some talent (direction wise), the characters are some howsimple so the acting was fair enough. Santini tried to use somedirection tricks, which somehow reminded me of "Natural Born Killers"and it seemed relevant to me, although sometimes they didn't fit.Overall, it shows Santini's talent to make movies "maybe of GuyRitchi's school". The story is almost nothing, but at some point i feltlike what's gonna happen. Don't expect so much of this, but if ithappened you have a chance to watch this movie, then go ahead. Youstill can make a cup of tea or a sandwich while the movie is showing.

    iana-16 from Los Angeles says:

    Overall, I thought the story was compelling. It showed that not allmovies have a definitive good guy or bad guy. The dynamic between thecharacters leaves you engrossed in the film. Beckford, Ali, Rex andPalladino show true acting chops by embracing roles that you would notexpect them to portray. The true show stoppers are Raymond Barry as hegives a vivid and gripping explanation into his dark and assorted pastand Tatyana Ali leaving the comfort of "Bel-Air" and exploring thedepths of gritty street life. Beckford does a nice job of being aprotagonist while Rex is both a conflicted sidekick who gets caught upin the crossfire. I recommend this film. While you may not get guntotting action you do get plenty of stylistic and visual storytelling.

    winopaul from United States says:

    I wonder if this is a movie funded with drug money. Lots of drug moneysince the production values are very good. Unfortunately the drug musthave been a cocaine meth speed-ball, since it is near impossible totell what the heck is going on. The movie hops around in time and thesame bad guy is after the same protagonist so it is hard to tellcurrent events from flashbacks. There was lots of gratuitous violenceand you could almost hear the "chop, chop, chop…..snooooorrt, heylets have him shoot that place up too." If they just financed the movieinstead of meddling with the plot, story, and dialog, this might havebeen much better. The had great acting and cinematography that wasruined by the story. Dopers, who really cares if they kill themselves?The dopers think they are cool, but they have been losers for 2000years and all the snazzy camera work and good audio can't make itinteresting.

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