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Motel 5150

Richard Watson is a handsome young man born into a wealthy family. He is a successful clockmaker who, only after being acquainted to her for two days, decides to marry a young golddigger named Lulu Sinclair, a lady bartender with a shady past. It's 1943 as the happy couple set out to marry in Las Vegas when a sudden car failure leaves them stranded alone on a haunted desert highway. As night draws near the couple find a small run down motel and decide to stay the night, hoping to fix the car by morning. Magda Von Strupp is the owner of the motel who casts a spell or two on the couple. Soon their stay grows stranger as odd things happen. Their only escape is to fix the car but their lonely room seems to slow their efforts. They ultimately discover the motel is actually a former mental facility. The couple realize time is running out, and days get mixed up, as does their desire to become committed to each other forever.

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The film was filmed entirely in Palm Springs, California. The car is a rare burgundy red 1941 Cadillac Fleetwood.



Copyright © 2008 Red Fortress Entertainment

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14 May – 24 May | Cannes, France

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