Mulholland Drive

Synopsis: After hiring a hit man to kill her lover, Camilla; Diane dreams of a different Hollywood experience. One where she is a wonderfully talented and versatile actress, Betty, who almost instantly is in demand by the best Casting Directors in the business. And one where her lover becomes an amnesiac, Rita, after a brutal accident that saves her from the hit on her life. Betty and Rita meet and as they fall in love, they also try to undercover Rita's real identity. But when Betty and Rita's search begins to intermingle with the reality of Diane and Camilla's nightmarish relationship, the walls of the dream begin to collapse ("It's strange to be calling yourself" says Betty).
Director(s): David Lynch
Production: Universal Focus
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 57 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
147 min

What are you doing?

We don't stop here!

Get out of the car.

The boys found this...

on the floor in back

of the Caddy.

Yeah, they showed me.

Could be unrelated.

Could be.

Any of those dead kids wearin'

pearl earrings?

No. Could be someone's missin' maybe.

That's what I'm thinkin'.

Just one more bag after that.

I just wanted to come here.

To Winkie's?

This Winkie's.


Why this Winkie's?

It's kind of embarrassing...

Go ahead.

I had a dream about this place.

Oh boy.

You see what I mean?

Okay, so you had a dream about this place.

Tell me.


it's the second one I've had...

but they are both the same...

they start out that I'm in here but...

it's not day or night.

It's kinda half night, you know?

but it

looks just like this...

except for the light.

And I'm scared like I can't tell ya.

Of all people,

you're standing right over there...

by that counter.

You're in both dreams

and you're scared.

I get even more frightened when I see

how afraid you are and...

then I realize what it is.

There's a man...

in back of this place.

He's the one who's doing it.

I can see him through the wall.

I can see his face...

I hope that I never see that face ever...

outside of the dream.

That's it.


you came to see if he's out there.

To get rid of this god-awful feeling.

Right then.

It's around here.

Dan? You all right?

Dan? Dan?


The girl is still missing.

Talk to me.

The same.


I can't believe it!

It's time to say goodbye, Betty.

It's been so nice travelling with you.

Thank you, Irene.

I was so excited and nervous.

It was sure great to have you to talk to.

Remember I'll be watching for you on the big screen.

Okay Irene.

Won't that be the day.

Good luck, Betty dear.

Take care of yourself and be careful.

I will. Thanks again.

Betty, it was so nice meeting you

All the luck in the world.

- Thank you.

- Bye.

My bags!

Where to?

Got it!

Ten bucks says you're Betty.

Yes, I am, Mrs. Lenoix.

It is Mrs. Lenoix isn't it?

Oh, in all my living glory, baby.

Pleased to meet you.

- Just call me Coco.

Everybody else does.

Wait there, and I'll go get the key.

OK, Coco.



If that damned dog craps

in the courtyard one more time...

I'm just gonna bake his little butt for breakfast.

You don't have pets do you?

- No, I don't.

They're allowed,

I just don't like 'em here... for obvious reasons.

You know, there was a man that lived here once...

that had a prize fighting kangaroo.

Well, you just wouldn't believe...

what that kangaroo did to this courtyard.

Let's see your Aunt's apartment's a good one.

I can hardly wait!

It's unbelievable!

I told ya.

- Wow!

Well, you and your Aunt probably have

an understanding, so here's the key.

And if you need anything,

just give a holler.

Everybody in this building's

pretty much okay with me...

or they wouldn't be here.

If you like, later on

I'll introduce you around.

No hard feelings if you don't.

Oh my! I'm sorry. My Aunt Ruth didn't tell

me someone was going to be here.

- I'm so sorry.

- It's OK

I'm Ruth's niece. My name's Betty.

I'm sure she told you I was coming.

There was an accident.

I came here.

I understand.

I saw the dress.

Sorry. Are you all right?

What happened?

A car...

a car accident.

Oh... You OK?

I think so.

I was just...

taking a shower.

Oh my god. I'm sorry.

I'll let you get back to that.

I'm going to get unpacked.

What's your name?

I'm sorry. I'll get out of here

and we can talk later.

My name's...



do you work with my Aunt?

No... I...

- Sorry...

it's none of my business.

She has pretty red hair...

She's letting me stay here while she's working on a movie...

that's being made in Canada...

but I guess you already know that.

I couldn't afford a place

like this in a million years.

Unless of course I'm discovered

and become a movie star.

Of course, I'd rather be known as

a great actress than a movie star,

but sometimes people end up being both

so that is, I guess you'd say,

sort of why I came here.

I'm sorry,

I'm just so excited to be here...

I mean I just came here from Deep River, Ontario...

now I'm in this...

dream place.

You can imagine how I feel.

Oh... What? Sit down...

Where were you hurt?

We should call a doctor.

- No

But, this could be serious.

- No, I...

I need to sleep.

If you have a concussion

you shouldn't sleep.

It will feel okay if I sleep.

I just need to

lie down here and sleep.

You see Adam... there are some suggestions

that are to be brought forward...

and I know you said you

would entertain suggestions

and that's all anybody here

is asking you to do.

What are you talking about?

An open mind...

You're in the process of

re-casting your lead actress and


We're asking you to

keep an open mind.

What was it last time?

OK. Let's try the next one.

He's not gonna like it.

We'll see.

Ah... Castigliane brothers.

Let me introduce you around...

please... take a seat.

this is Mr. Darby,

whom you know

and this is the director Adam Kesher...

and his manager Robert Smith.


She's very pretty.

May I offer you, gentlemen...



- Nothing.

- What's the photo for?

- An espresso.

No, that's it.

I think you're gonna enjoy your espresso

this time.

I've done quite a bit of a research

knowing how hard you are to please.

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David Lynch

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American director, screenwriter, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The surreal and, in many cases, violent elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences. more…

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