"Bad Times at the El Royale" is a 2018 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Drew Goddard.
The starring cast includes Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Chris Hemsworth, Nick Offerman, Xavier Dolan, Shea Whigham and others.

Here are "Bad Times at the El Royale" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Bad Times at the El Royale movie?

20th Century Studios on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 released the trailer for "Bad Times at the El Royale" you can watch here:
Bad Times at the El Royale | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Plot summary

What is Bad Times at the El Royale movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Bad Times at the El Royale" movie plot summary.

In 1959 a man hides a bag of money under the floorboards of a hotel room, but afterward, another man arrives and kills him.
Ten years later, Catholic priest Daniel Flynn (Jeff Bridges), singer Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo), salesman Laramie Seymour Sullivan (Jon Hamm), and hippie Emily Summerspring (Dakota Johnson) arrive at the El Royale hotel that straddles the California-Nevada border, popular with the wealthy until losing its gambling license. They meet the hotel's only remaining employee, Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman). Upon checking into the honeymoon suite, Sullivan begins removing wiretaps but unexpectedly finds a second set as well. He then discovers a secret corridor from which guest's rooms can be observed via two-way mirrors and filmed with a movie camera. From the corridor, Sullivan sees Emily committing an apparent kidnapping. He calls into the FBI, where he identifies as Special Agent Dwight Broadbeck. J. Edgar Hoover instructs him to ignore the kidnapping, and prevent the guests from leaving until the FBI materials are secured, so Dwight disables all the cars.
Flynn invites Sweet to join him for dinner. She sees him spiking her drink and knocks him unconscious with a bottle. Miller finds and revives Flynn, then shows him the secret passageway, explaining that "management" regularly had him film guests' intimate encounters, and send the footage to them. Miller admits having withheld one incriminating film of a deceased public figure who had been kind to him. When Flynn leaves to evaluate the film, Miller witnesses through the two-way mirror Agent Broadbeck attempting to rescue Emily's hostage, who is revealed to be Emily's younger sister, Rose. Emily kills Broadbeck with a shotgun, which also shoots out the mirror and brutalizes half of Miller's face.


Who's in the Bad Times at the El Royale movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Bad Times at the El Royale" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jeff Bridges  as Father Daniel Flynn / Dock O'Kelly
Cynthia Erivo  as Darlene Sweet
Dakota Johnson  as Emily Summerspring
Jon Hamm  as Laramie Seymour Sullivan/Dwight Broadbeck
Cailee Spaeny  as Rose Summerspring
Lewis Pullman  as Miles Miller
Chris Hemsworth  as Billy Lee
Nick Offerman  as Felix O'Kelly
Xavier Dolan  as Buddy Sunday a lecherous music producer
Shea Whigham  as Dr. Woodbury Laurence Dock's prison doctor
Mark O'Brien  as Larsen Rogers the O'Kellys' accomplice
Charles Halford  as Sammy Wilds Dock's prison cellmate
Jim O'Heir  as Milton Wyrick the MC in Reno
Gerry Nairn  as Reporter Paul Kraemer
Alvina August  as Vesta Shears
London Morrison  as Angela Harris (Vesta's Backup Singer) (as London A. Morrison)
Bethany Brown  as Florence Lemons (Vesta's Backup Singer)
Rebecca Toolan  as Helen Gandy
Hannah Zirke  as Young Emily Summerspring (as Hannah Jane Zirke)
Billy Wickman  as Hutch Summerspring
Charlotte Mosby  as Young Rose Summerspring
William B. Davis  as Judge Gordon Hoffman
Manny Jacinto  as Waring 'Wade' Espiritu
Tally Rodin  as Silvana 'Millie' Melvin
Sophia Lauchlin Hirt  as Annabell Czuchlewski
Jonathan Whitesell  as Chris 'Flicker' Grimes
Synto D. Misati  as Norris 'Roman' Kindel
Austin A.J. Abell  as Young Miles Miller (as Austin Abell)
Katharine Isabelle  as Auntie Ruth Pugh
Sarah Smyth  as Ginger Miller

Release date

When is Bad Times at the El Royale movie release date?

"Bad Times at the El Royale" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 27, 2018 (Fantastic Fest), on October 5, 2018, on October 11, 2018 (Germany, Hungary) and on October 12, 2018 (United States) distributing by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Imperial / Cinepix, Odeon, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Westec Media Limited.


What are Bad Times at the El Royale filming details?

The duration of the film is 141 minutes. With a budget of $32 million, the film grossed over $31.9 million.

"Bad Times at the El Royale" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on January 29, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia.


What are critics and audiences saying about Bad Times at the El Royale movie?

"Bad Times at the El Royale" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 74/100. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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