Niagara Motel

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Niagara Motel
Distribution, Drama, Feature Film

A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist mecca of Niagara Falls, Canada. They are not tourists, and they are all, for various reasons, at crisis points in their lives. The main characters are: a knockout waitress being recruited to star in low-budget porn videos, a young couple with criminal pasts struggling to recover their child from social services and a middle-class husband and wife in a marriage that is disintegrating in near-record time. The story also includes the woeful drunken motel manager, a prostitute working to support two small children, a small-time hustler, an underachieving staple salesman, the Serbian owner of the motel, his physics-studying daughter and a social worker with a Christian bias. The needs of these people, their obvious failings and the unlucky conditions of their lives make them so vulnerable that they careen from the disturbing to the hilarious in a breathless instant. In this story, tragedy waltzes with unpredictable comedy in an intense dance of life.

 

STARRING
Kevin Pollak
Anna Friel
Craig Ferguson
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Jacqueline Quella
Tom Parkhouse
DIRECTOR
Gary Yates
PRODUCER
Michael Prupas
Bernard Zukerman
Phyllis Laing
Terence S. Potter
 
RELEASE DATE
3/24/2006
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Ian Wilson
WRITER
Dani Romain
George F. Walker
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Indian Grove Productions
Muse Entertainment
Buffalo Gal Pictures
Niagara Productions Limited
In association with Telefilm Canada
Aquarius Films
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