R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
Drew Goddard's process of selling the script was under heavy secrecy, only sending it to top studio execs. Potential buyers had to read it on a tablet and then return it when finished.
This is not a place for a priest, Father. You shouldn't be here.
Laramie Seymour Sullivan: We might need to work on your sales pitch, son. "The El Royale: no place for a priest."
When we flashback to Father Flynn during the robbery, he grabs a handful of cash and stuck it in his bag. As he walks out of the rear of the armored truck and looks at the green truck, the doors are shut on the green pickup. After he argues with his co-conspirators. He backs up and looks at the green Chevy pickup, and this time the driver door is open.
There are almost no opening credits. Only the film's title is shown after the first scene.
$7,132,647 (USA) (14 October 2018)
$17,839,115 (USA) (6 December 2018)
Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.