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This macabre, whimsical, erotic, dark, seriocomic film is a complex tale about an eccentric family and the psychological and emotional maelstroms that follow them around from New England to New York to Vienna, where the Hotel New Hampshire is located. Writer-director Tony Richardson worked from the convoluted novel by John Irving that covers most universally saleable topics -- homosexuality, death, incest, abandonment, Nazis, masochism, terrorists, rape, mental instability, and anarchists. The children in the family are the main focus: John (Rob Lowe) is a womanizing high-school student with a deep-rooted desire for his own sister; Franny (Jodie Foster) is the eldest daughter, a victim of a gang rape, now morbidly fascinated by one of the rapists, and equally attracted to her brother with incestuous desire; Frank (Paul McCrane) is the younger gay brother; and Lilly (Jennifer Dundas) is the little sister who blossoms into a famous author. Associated with the family is Suzie the Bear (Nastassja Kinski) who is not secure enough to come out of her bear suit. One friend of the family, Freud (Wallace Shawn), has been blinded by the Nazis and is running the Hotel New Hampshire in Vienna when he asks everyone to come and help him out. By this time, the plot has run out of room, and the climactic endings to several unresolved relationships happen in quick succession. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Jodie Foster
as Franny
Beau Bridges
as Father/Win Berry
Rob Lowe
as John
Nastassja Kinski
as Susie the bear
Wilford Brimley
as Iowa Bob
Dorsey Wright
as Junior Jones
Jennifer Dundas
as Lilly
Matthew Modine
as Chip Dove/Ernst
Paul McCrane
as Frank
Anita Morris
as Ronda Ray
Amanda Plummer
as Miss Miscarriage
Lisa Banes
as Mother
Seth Green
as Egg
Wallace Shawn
as Freud
Gayle Garfinkle
as Doris Walker/Screaming Annie
Jonelle Allen
as Sabrina
Jerome Tiberghien
as Stunts
Wally Aspell
as Hotel Manager
Norris Domingue
as High School Band Conductor
Cali Timmins
as Bitty Tuck
Richard Jutras
as Lenny Metz
Johnny O'Neil
as Chester Pulaski
Anthony Ulc
as Chip Dove Gang Member
Walter Massey
as Texan
Joan Heney
as Connecticut Woman
Robert Thomas
as Harold Swallow
Roger Blay
as Arbiter
Timothy Webber
as Wrench
Janine Manatis
as Schwanger
Jean-Louis Roux
as Old Billie
Lorena Gale
as Dark Inge
Adrian Aron
as American Woman
Arthur Grosser
as American Husband
Tara O'Donnell
as American Daughter
Louis di Bianco
as Bartender
Michele Scarabelli
as Chip Dove's Girl Friend
Jon Hutman
as Reporter
Joely Richardson
as Waitress
Fred Doederlein
as Finnish Doctor
Norris Domingue
as High School Band Conductor
Jean-Louis Roux
as Old Billie
Anthony Ulc
as Chip Dove Gang Member
Wally Aspell
as Hotel Manager
Roger Blay
as Arbiter
Joely Richardson
as Waitress
Richard Jutras
as Lenny Metz
Cali Timmins
as Bitty Tuck
Louis di Bianco
as Bartender
Johnny O'Neil
as Chester Pulaski
Robert Thomas
as Harold Swallow
Jon Hutman
as Reporter
Arthur Grosser
as American Husband
Walter Massey
as Texan
Michele Scarabelli
as Chip Dove's Girl Friend
Lorena Gale
as Dark Inge
Adrian Aron
as American Woman
Tara O'Donnell
as American Daughter
Timothy Webber
as Wrench
Joan Heney
as Connecticut Woman
Jerome Tiberghien
as Stunts
Janine Manatis
as Schwanger

Crew

Tony Richardson
Director
Neil Hartley
Producer
James Beach
Producer
David J. Patterson
Producer
Pieter Kroonenburg
Producer
John Irving
Book Author
Tony Richardson
Screenwriter
David Watkin
Cinematographer
Raymond Leppard
Musical Arrangement
Raymond Leppard
Composer (Music Score)
Jacques Offenbach
Featured Music
Robert Lambert
Editor
Jocelyn Herbert
Production Designer
John Meighen
Art Director
Jim Beach
Co-producer
Norman Twain
Associate Producer
Bill Scott
Associate Producer
Grahame Jennings
Executive Producer
Jocelyn Herbert
Costume Designer
Patrick Rousseau
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Godbout
Special Effects
Bill Scott
First Assistant Director
Jerome Tiberghien
Stunts
David Rigby
Stunts
Howard Feuer
Casting
Jeremy Ritzer
Casting
Jean-François Pouliot
Assistant Camera
Diane Simard
Makeup
Robert Lambert
Second Unit Director
Raymond Leppard
Conductor
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