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|Directed by||Gary Yates|
|Produced by||Phyllis Laing
|Written by||Dani Romain
George F. Walker
|Music by||Guy Fletcher
The Lyric Quartet
|Edited by||Simon Cozens|
|Distributed by||Mongrel Media (Canada)
Soda Pictures (United Kingdom)
|March 24, 2006 (2006-03-24)|
Niagara Motel is a 2006 Canadian drama film directed by Gary Yates. It was adapted by George F. Walker from Suburban Motel his series of six plays. The film earned numerous nominations, including a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for Caroline Dhavernas.
Niagara Motel features its namesake and the ongoings amongst the inhabitants of the motel and linked Riverside Grill coffee shop located in Niagara Falls. The characters include the owner and his daughter (Andrei and Fitch), their newly pregnant waitress (Dhavernas) being recruited to star in low budget porn videos, a young couple (Friel and Holden-Reid) with a criminal past struggling to recover their child from social services, and a middle class husband and wife (Keleghan and Crewson) in a marriage that is disintegrating in near-record time - all led by a drunken motel caretaker (Ferguson).
- Craig Ferguson as Phillie, the motel caretaker
- Peter Keleghan as Henry
- Damir Andrei as Boris the Motel Owner
- Wendy Crewson as Lily
- Anna Friel as Denise
- Kristen Holden-Ried as R.J.
- Kevin Pollak as Michael
- Caroline Dhavernas as Loretta
- Catherine Fitch as Sophie
- Tom Barnett as Dave
While some scenes were filmed in Niagara Falls, Ontario, most of the film was filmed in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba. The motel scenes were filmed in Steinbach. Additional scenes were filmed in Lockport and Selkirk, where the real Riverside Grill stood until 2012.
- Niagara Motel, official website
- Niagara Motel at AllMovie
- Niagara Motel on IMDb
- Niagara Motel at Rotten Tomatoes
- Niagara Motel at Metacritic
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