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Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 March 1992 (USA)
Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), Horton (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky) and Orton (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabriella in Venice. Linguistic ... See full summary »

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Mark Herman

Writer:

Mark Herman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Melvyn Orton
Bryan Brown ... Mike Lawton / Charlton Black
Richard Griffiths ... Maurice Horton
Andreas Katsulas ... Scarpa
Patsy Kensit ... Caroline Wright
Alison Steadman ... Rosemary Horton
Penelope Wilton ... Patricia Fulford
Bronson Pinchot ... Bellboy
Jim Carter ... Rossi
Alex Norton ... Alfio
John Grillo ... Hotel Manager
Andrew Bailey Andrew Bailey ... Shady Character
Ronnie Stevens ... Man on Plane
Enzo Turrin Enzo Turrin ... Senior Policeman
Andy Bradford ... Italian Victim
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Storyline

Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), Horton (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky) and Orton (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabriella in Venice. Linguistic mix-ups by the staff mean each of the trio get wrong instructions for the next day. So Horton meets up with puzzled estate agent Caroline to see what she's offering, Orton attempts to make a gang of hoods an offer they can't refuse on their villa, while Lawton sets off to rub out a lonely-hearts lady from Huddersfield. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enredos de hotel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,326,000, 8 March 1992

Gross USA:

$3,104,545
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dudley Moore was top first billed, Bryan Brown was second billed, Richard Griffiths was billed third, Andreas Katsulas was billed fourth and Patsy Kensit received fifth billing though many posters and DVD / home video covers have Kensit third billed with Griffiths dropping back to fourth and relatively unknown Katsulas not featuring his name above the title at all. See more »

Quotes

Maurice Horton: So what's the form then? Do I pay you now?
Caroline Wright: You don't carry that sort of cash around, do you?
Maurice Horton: What sort of cash are we talking about?
Caroline Wright: Well, how much do you think it's worth?
Maurice Horton: It's all new to me.
[picks up his wallet]
Maurice Horton: Uhm, sixty? Eighty? A hundred?
Caroline Wright: Okay, a hundred. A hundred thousand is about right.
Maurice Horton: A hundred thousand? No, no. I was talking about Pounds.
Caroline Wright: Well, so am I. A hundred thousand Pounds.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Television version substitutes alternate takes of several scenes toning down the sexuality but adding dialogue not in the theatrical/home video version. See more »

Connections

Remade as One Two Three (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Perfect Moment
Music by Henry Priestman
Lyrics by Henry Priestman and Mark Herman
Performed by The Christians
©1991 Island Records Limited
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What a mixup!
13 March 2001 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Low rent comedy, but still offered a few laughs. Pinchot seems to be typecast in this sort of role as the stupid, confused foreigner. The chief of the thugs is also another guy we see playing the insane killer a lot, but both players do their jobs well. Overall, I liked this one, it was better than I expected and offered some nice shots of Venice.


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