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The Million Dollar Hotel Details


Legendary filmmaker Wim Wenders returns to the screen with this loosely structured murder mystery. The Million Dollar Hotel unites Wender's obsession with cool music, lost souls, and American trash culture. Set in 2001, the film opens with Tom Tom (Jeremy Davies) taking a flying leap off the roof of the Million Dollar Hotel, an ironically titled dive in the seedy section of L.A. Told in an extended flashback, Tom Tom recounts the murder investigation of a down-and-out artist and son of a media mogul, Izzy Goldkiss (Tim Roth), who also fell off the hotel. FBI special agent Skinner (none other than Mel Gibson), sporting a neck brace, looks into the death only to discover that the building is teeming with weirdos and losers. There is Vivien (Amanda Plummer), who claims to be the fiancée of the rock star; Geronimo (Jimmy Smits), a huckster trying to make a buck by selling Izzy's abstract painting; Eloise (Milla Jovovich), a burned out prostitute with a passion for intellectual literature; and Dixie (Peter Stormare), who swears up and down that he is the fifth Beatle. As the film progresses, Skinner proves to be just as much of a freak as the hotel tenets -- he was born with a third arm that was surgically removed from his back. Just as in his Peter Stormare (1991), Wenders features a fantastic soundtrack including songs from Bono, Daniel Lanois, and Brian Eno. The Million Dollar Hotel opened the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:February 2, 2001


Jeremy Davies
as Tom Tom
Milla Jovovich
as Eloise
Mel Gibson
as Skinner
Jimmy Smits
as Geronimo
Peter Stormare
as Dixie
Amanda Plummer
as Vivien
Gloria Stuart
as Jessica
Tom Bower
as Hector
Donal Logue
as Charley Best
Bud Cort
as Shorty
Julian Sands
as Terence Scopey
Harris Yulin
as Stanley Goldkiss
Richard Edson
as Joe
Charlayne Woodard
as Jean Swift
Conrad Roberts
as Stix
Tim Roth
as Izzy Goldkiss


Wim Wenders
Nicholas Klein
Wim Wenders
Deepak Nayar
Bruce Davey
Screen Story
Nicholas Klein
Phedon Papamichael
Daniel Lanois
Composer (Music Score)
Brian Eno
Composer (Music Score)
Composer (Music Score)
Ulrich Felsberg
Executive Producer
Nancy Steiner
Costume Designer
Lee Orloff
Sound/Sound Designer
Monika Mikkelsen
Heidi Levitt