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Mulholland Dr. (2001)

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

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Rita / Camilla Rhodes (as Laura Elena Harring)
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Storyline

A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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19 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Mulholland Drive  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$587,591 (USA) (12 October 2001)

Gross:

$7,219,578 (USA) (3 May 2002)
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Trivia

When Rita and Betty go to the Sierra Bonita apartment complex, the name next to #17 is L.J. DeRosa - a member of the art department on the film, Laura J. DeRosa. See more »

Goofs

When Adam Kesher leaves the meeting to smash the limo's windows, the crew is reflected in the window across the street, pushing the cameraman and dolly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rita: What are you doing? We don't stop here.
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Crazy Credits

Credits have the movie director's name as 'Bob Booker' (not 'Brooker' as we hear). Furthermore, many of the characters' names are simply not mentioned at all during the course of the film (Billy Deznutz, Joe Messing, Bondar, etc.) but their character's names are all listed in the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Crescendo (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Bring It On Home
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Sonny Boy Williamson
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Published by Hoochie Coochie Music
Administered by Bug Music, Inc.
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Disappointing
30 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Was disappointed by this film.

It seemed to me that the director or writer, whoever is just trying to be clever.

All they want is for everybody to watch and not have a clue, then what! We're supposed to applaud his genius when we find out what was going on.

I bet Mr Lynch is one of them people that always thinks they're better and smarter and know more than you. And most of the people that like this film will be like that as well because they think they are so smart for understanding it.

I've seen it and read theories, and I think it's all a load of rubbish, it's never clear at any point in the film what is actually going on, and that to me is not a good film. How can it be a good film if you have to make up half the story yourself to figure out whats going on.

And how is it the top 250, I can only assume these are those arrogant people that think they are so brilliant and that because they got the film then it is brilliant. When in fact Mr Lynch could just as well take any random series of events and call it a film.


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