Four Rooms script
Four Rooms (1995)
Synopsis: Four Rooms is a 1995 American anthology comedy film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, each directing a segment of it that in its entirety is loosely based on the adult short fiction writings of Roald Dahl, especially Man from the South which is the basis for the last one, Penthouse - "The Man from Hollywood" directed by Tarantino. The story is set in the fictional Hotel Mon Signor in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Tim Roth plays Ted, the bellhop and main character in the frame story, whose first night on the job consists of four very different encounters with various hotel guests.

Who?

THE OLD GUY:

The cigar. Cuban. A good cigar, wrapped in Miami. I get a

box of them every Christmas from the chairman of the

board. I think he sends them to me to keep my mouth shut.

It's tough not to get a little personal in this business.

The old bellhop takes a hit off his cigar and stares down at his cap, lost

in thought.

TED:

What do you mean?

The old guy passes the cap over to Ted.

THE OLD GUY:

Put it on.

Ted puts the cap on.

THE OLD GUY:

Frankly, you look stupid . . . like the Philip Morris guy. I

can't believe I wore that thing for fifty years. You keep it.

The Old Guy gets up from the bed and throws a jacket on. Pulls a few

postcards off the wall, throws them in an old straw suitcase, and slams the

lid down. He heads for the door. Ted follows.

THE OLD GUY:

Stay away from night clerks, kids, hookers, and marital disputes.

The Old Guy pauses for a second and looks Ted dead in the eye.

THE OLD GUY:

Never have sex with the clientele.

TED:

No way, not me. You got any other advice.

THE OLD GUY:

Always get a tip.

The door slams shut on the back room.

INT. HOTEL LOBBY--TWILIGHT

The big empty lobby of the Mon Signor. You can tell that at one point this

used to be a swank place. It still is, kinda. It's also kinda decrepit. The

concierge--a snappy, fast-talking, red-haired young woman in a blue blazer

named Betty--stands behind the reception desk. The old man, suitcase in

hand, makes a beeline through the lobby, heading toward the front door.

Betty sees him.

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Allison Anders

Allison Anders (born November 16, 1954) is an American independent film director whose films include Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Grace of My Heart. Anders has collaborated with fellow UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television graduate Kurt Voss and has also worked as a television director. Anders' films have been shown at the Cannes International Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant as well as a Peabody Award. more…

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