Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American neo-noir crime drama mystery thriller film directed by Drew Goddard and produced by Drew Goddard and Jeremy Latcham.  The screenplay was written by Drew Goddard.

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Rated:  R (movie contains strong violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity)
Run Time:  2h 21min
Release Date:  October 12, 2018 (USA)
Genre:  Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Suspense
Director:  Drew Goddard
Studio:  20th Century Fox




Bad Times at the El Royale stars Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, John Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, Xavier Dolan, Katharine Isabelle, Manny Jacinto and William B. Davis.

Bad Times at the El Royale is the story of run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada and guests can choose which state they would like to stay and each side has different legal jurisdictions with drinking on one side and gambling on the other.  It soon becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers–a cleric, a soul singer, a traveling salesman, two sisters, the manager and the mysterious Billy Lee–converge on a fateful night for one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong.

Movie Quotes

“You watching me?” – Father Daniel Flynn
“I only watch who they tell me to watch” – Miles Miller
“Who’s they?” – Father Daniel Flynn
“Management.” – Miles Miller 
“How’d you end up at the El Royale?” – Darlene Sweet
“The Ritz-Carlton was booked.” Father Daniel Flynn

“It’s a game. It all starts with a simple choice. Which side are you on? Right? Wrong? God or no God? Red or Black?” – Billy Lee

“This is not a place for a priest, Father. You shouldn’t be here.” – Miles Miller
“We might need to work on your sales pitch, son. ‘The El Royale, no place for a priest.'” – Seymour Laramie Sullivan

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Jeff Bridges as Father Daniel Flynn / Dock O’Kelly

Cynthia Erivo as Darlene Sweet

Dakota Johnson as Emily Summerspring

John Hamm as Laramie Seymour Sullivan / Dwight Broadbeck

Chris Hemsworth as Billy Lee

Cailee Spaeny as Rose Summerspring

Lewis Pullman as Miles Miller

Nick Offerman as Felix O’Kelly

Xavier Dolan as Buddy Sunday

Katharine Isabelle as Auntie Ruth

Manny Jacinto as Wade

William B. Davis as Judge Gordan Hoffman