History Film / DunstonChecksIn

23rd Aug '16 1:04:47 PM BalrogKick
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie takes place in New York, though a number of scenes inside the hotel were filmed in hotels located in Los Angeles and London.
28th Jul '16 9:43:34 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TheAtoner: Robert becomes this after he realizes that Kyle was telling the truth about Dunston.
** Also Buck [=LaFarge=] at the end, even accepting a well-deserved punch in the jaw when he apologizes to Dunston.


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* GenreSavvy: Lord Rutledge tracks down Dunston by looking up which suites ordered the most bananas with their room service.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The boys spend their time in the presidential suite ordering all kinds of meals for Dunston, every one of them containing bananas. Unfortunately for them, they didn't count on Lord Rutledge hacking into the hotel's room service records.


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* PaperThinDisguise: The boys dress up Dunston as a wheelchair-bound doctor in a fedora and heavy coat, but unable to disguise his face. Suffice to say, [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight it works anyway]].
26th Jul '16 5:49:06 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* AllMenArePerverts: Brian is constantly allured by and flirting with the guests as he and Kyle pursue Dunston.
* AllWomenAreLustful: Rutledge's first victim and former flame, Mrs. Dellacroce is a little too happy to be spending the week at the hotel without her husband; she proceeds to spend her time flirting with multiple men, even after she falls for the masseuse.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: While discussing the Four Seasons with his clients Robert sees Dunston emerge in the window behind them and curses in surprise.
-->'''Client''': [[TakeThat He must really hate the Four Seasons.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: The movie starts with Brian and Kyle attempting to prank a hotel employee who's only crime was taking their frisbee when they threw it towards the buffet table.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Robert is in a meeting, [=LaFarge=] is searching for - and getting attacked by - Dunston right outside the window just behind him.

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* EvilIsPetty: Mrs. [=DuBrow=] puts Robert up to firing one of his own employees simply because she hadn't made such a request in months. Her latest victim? A young and very kindly female clerk who had bumped into her completely by accident.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Robert is leaves a meeting with his clients to find Dunston, he gets attacked by him in a meeting, the window right behind them.
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[=LaFarge=] who is searching for - called in to capture Dunston; this time he gets their attention and getting attacked by - Dunston right outside the window just behind him.they [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decide to leave]].



* LargeHam: Lord Rutledge, played by none other than Rupert Everett.
** Also the ComicallySerious Buck [=LaFarge=], courtesy of Paul Reubens.
** Finally, Mrs. [=DuBrow=] to a lesser extent.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Assuming Lord Rutledge to be the undercover agent observing the hotel's day-to-day services, Mrs. [=DuBrow=] does everything in her power to woo him in the hopes of the hotel being awarded a sixth star; In doing so, she completely ignores the ''true'' hotel agent, [[spoiler:Lionel Spaulding]], who after all of the abuse he's endured tells her at the end that she's instead been downgraded to ''one star''.
* OhCrap: The entire hotel goes into this mode ''whenever'' Mrs. [=DuBrow=] shows up.



* TrailersAlwaysLie: A teaser trailer begins with a Christmas theme as who we thought was Santa Claus coming down the chiminea is Dunston.

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: A teaser trailer begins with a Christmas theme as who we thought was Santa Claus coming down the chiminea chimney is Dunston.
13th Apr '16 3:10:42 PM LadyYuki
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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: [[spoiler:Just as Rutledge gets an advantage on Robert during the kitchen fight, Brian smacks him in the face with a mop.]]



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Robert is in a meeting, [=LaFarge=] is searching for - and getting attacked by - Dunston right outside the window.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Robert is in a meeting, [=LaFarge=] is searching for - and getting attacked by - Dunston right outside the window.window just behind him.
17th Oct '15 5:25:19 PM Mikeyfan93
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* GreviousBottleyHarm: Defied during the fight in the kitchen.
-->''[Rutledge brandishes a wine bottle]''
-->'''Grant''': NO! NO! That's the Chateau Lafitte.
-->'''Rutledge''': ''[looks at it]'' [[AffablyEvil Good year]].
-->''[puts it away, fighting resumes]''
15th Sep '15 12:56:21 AM TitoMosquito
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* TrailersAlwaysLie: A teaser trailer begins with a Christmas theme as who we thought was Santa Claus coming down the chiminea is Dunston.
1st Jul '15 9:17:34 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* MissingMom: Kyle and Brian's mother is implied to have passed away.

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* MissingMom: Kyle and Brian's mother is implied to have passed away.away; not that it has much bearing on the plot in this case.
19th May '15 6:08:45 PM LadyYuki
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* GreviousBottleyHarm: Defied during the fight in the kitchen.
-->''[Rutledge brandishes a wine bottle]''
-->'''Grant''': NO! NO! That's the Chateau Lafitte.
-->'''Rutledge''': ''[looks at it]'' [[AffablyEvil Good year]].
-->''[puts it away, fighting resumes]''



* ImprovisedWeapon: The fight in the kitchen. Among the implements used are a ladle, a whisk, and a 20-pound bag of coffee beans. And a wine bottle, almost:
-->''[Rutledge brandishes a wine bottle]''
-->'''Grant''': NO! NO! That's the Chateau Lafitte.
-->'''Rutledge''': ''[looks at it]'' [[AffablyEvil Good year]].
-->''[puts it away, fighting resumes]''

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* ImprovisedWeapon: The fight in the kitchen. Among the implements used are a ladle, a whisk, and a 20-pound bag of coffee beans. And a wine bottle, almost:
-->''[Rutledge brandishes a wine bottle]''
-->'''Grant''': NO! NO! That's the Chateau Lafitte.
-->'''Rutledge''': ''[looks at it]'' [[AffablyEvil Good year]].
-->''[puts it away, fighting resumes]''
almost.


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* NiceGuy: Mr. [=DuBrow=] is much friendlier than his shrew of a wife.
* PapaWolf: Robert [[spoiler:throws Rutledge into a table for tying up Kyle.]]
18th May '15 11:06:15 AM LadyYuki
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As beleaguered manager of the luxurious Majestic Hotel, Robert Grant not only deftly juggles with keeping the hotel in order, but he has to control his troublesome and mischievous sons Brian and Kyle as he prepares for the hotel's upcoming annual gala. Things get complicated when his snobbish boss Mrs. [=Dubrow=], owner of the establishment, shows up with unwelcome news: A ''Le Monde'' travel association undercover as a guest is slated to award a sixth star to the most elite five-star hotels in the world. If Robert does well, he might get promoted and some time off to take his sons on vacation but if the Majestic Hotel doesn't get the sixth star, he loses his job.

Then jewel thief Lord Rutlidge checks in the hotel in hopes of stealing valuables with his specially trained orangutan, Dunston who was forced into a life of crime by his violent owner. When Dunston flees his malevolent master in hopes to escape, the primate makes some merry mischief in the glamorous hostelry upon meeting Robertís young son Kyle, much to the chagrin of the frantic hotel staff and befuddled guests. Along with causing mischief while keeping Dunston a secret, Kyle tries to help Dunston out of stealing. Unfortunately, things get much more difficult when Robert catches sight of Dunston and calls the determined but inept animal control officer [=LeFarge=] to kills the orangutan.

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As beleaguered manager of the luxurious Majestic Hotel, Robert Grant not only deftly juggles with keeping the hotel in order, but he has to control his troublesome and mischievous sons Brian and Kyle as he prepares for the hotel's upcoming annual gala. Things get complicated when his snobbish boss Mrs. [=Dubrow=], owner of the establishment, shows up with unwelcome news: A ''Le Monde'' travel association undercover as a guest is slated to award a sixth star to the most elite five-star hotels in the world. If Robert does well, he might get promoted and some time off to take his sons on vacation vacation... but if the Majestic Hotel doesn't get the sixth star, he loses his job.

Then jewel thief Lord Rutlidge Rutledge checks in into the hotel in hopes of stealing valuables with his specially trained orangutan, Dunston who was forced into a life of crime by his violent owner. Dunston. When Dunston flees his malevolent master in hopes to escape, the primate makes some merry mischief in the glamorous hostelry upon master, he inevitably causes mayhem wherever he goes, eventually meeting Robertís young Robert's youngest son Kyle, much to the chagrin of the frantic hotel staff and befuddled guests. Along with causing mischief while keeping Dunston whom he forms a secret, Kyle tries to help Dunston out of stealing. close bond. Unfortunately, things get much more difficult when Robert catches sight of Dunston and calls the determined but inept animal control officer [=LeFarge=] to kills kill the orangutan.



* Cloudcuckoolander: Buck [=LaFarge=]; being played by Paul Reubens helps.
* ClusterFBomb: When seeing Dunston:
-->'''Robert''' HOLY SHIT!!!

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* Cloudcuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Buck [=LaFarge=]; being played by Paul Reubens helps.
* ClusterFBomb: When seeing Dunston:
-->'''Robert''' HOLY SHIT!!!
helps.


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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As Robert is in a meeting, [=LaFarge=] is searching for - and getting attacked by - Dunston right outside the window.


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* PrecisionFStrike: When seeing Dunston:
-->'''Robert''' HOLY SHIT!!!
18th May '15 10:54:50 AM LadyYuki
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* BadBoss: Mrs. DuBrow, who has no problem firing her own employees just for the pure heck of it; she even has a hotel alert named for her by her staff whenever she turns up in person.

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* BadBoss: Mrs. DuBrow, [=DuBrow=], who has no problem firing her own employees just for the pure heck of it; she even has a hotel alert named for her by her staff whenever she turns up in person.



* Cloudcuckoolander: Buck LaFarge; being played by Paul Reubens helps.

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* Cloudcuckoolander: Buck LaFarge; [=LaFarge=]; being played by Paul Reubens helps.



* DeadPartner: Dunston used to work with another orangutan named Samson, and he has a photo of the two of them together. It's heavily implied that [[YouHaveFailedMe Rutledge had Winston killed for failing him in the past.]]

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* DeadPartner: Dunston used to work with another orangutan named his brother Samson, and he has a photo of the two of them together. It's heavily implied that [[YouHaveFailedMe Rutledge had Winston Samson killed for failing him in the past.]]



* HereWeGoAgain: The Grants move to a brand new hotel, and then the very same inspector shows up ''there'' and Dunston immediately starts ruining his stay.

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* HereWeGoAgain: The Grants move to a brand [[spoiler:Lionel Spaulding checks into the Grants' new hotel, hotel in Bali, and then the very same inspector shows up ''there'' and Dunston almost immediately Dunston starts ruining his stay.causing trouble for him again.]]



* HotelHellion: Kyle and Brian play pranks on the hotel guests for fun. Naturally things only escalate when Dunston shows up.



* PutOnABus: In-universe example; Mr. DuBrow comes to see Kyle and Dunston in person while Mrs. DuBrow is away "scouting hotel sites in Alaska".

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* PutOnABus: In-universe example; Mr. DuBrow [=DuBrow=] comes to see Kyle and Dunston in person while Mrs. DuBrow [=DuBrow=] is away "scouting hotel sites in Alaska".



* SiblingTeam: Kyle and Brian team up to pull pranks on hotel guests, apparently often.

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* SiblingTeam: Kyle and Brian team up to pull pranks on hotel guests, apparently often.guests.



** Robert says that Mrs. Dubrow "once kicked [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird]] in the nuts."
* TropicalEpilogue: [[spoiler:The family adopt Dunston and move to manage a hotel in Bali, simultaneously giving themselves that holiday they always wanted (even if it's rather a BusmansHoliday for Robert) and giving Dunston a more suitable home.]]

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** Robert says that Mrs. Dubrow [=DuBrow=] "once kicked [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird]] in the nuts."
* TropicalEpilogue: [[spoiler:The family adopt Dunston and move to manage a hotel in Bali, simultaneously giving themselves that holiday they always wanted (even if it's rather a BusmansHoliday for Robert) and giving Dunston a more suitable home.]]
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