1990’s movie

I saw this movie around 1997 or 1998, but it may have been made a few years before that, perhaps even four or five years before I saw it. (It was a movie I had rented from a video store.)

It had a woman in it who reminded me of Valeria Golino, but I don’t think it was her. This woman comes into town looking for a hotel room, and she stops in at a magazine/newspaper shop to get directions, where the man proceeds to sell her several types of magazines that women wouldn’t ordinarily buy – I remember one he was showing her called ‘Air Combat’ – as the scene ends, she is walking out the door with a dozen magazines she had to buy to get the information.  She then ends up at the hotel, and working at the counter are two African American men wearing bellhop type outfits – one of them is a prankster, and he has put a very (very) large rubber fly on the front counter. The rubber the fly is made of is a very bright green, but he pretends its real and begins to swat it with a fly swatter.

The woman with the magazines ends up sharing a room in the hotel with another woman who looks like one of the Arquette sisters (Rosanna or Patricia), but again, I don’t know if its actually one of them. While they’re both in their hotel room talkin, the people in the next room start having sex, and can be clearly heard through the wall, with one of the two women commenting on how loud it is.

I’m afraid that’s all the information I can provide. Incidentally, I have searched all the movies of the Arquette sisters, and of Valeria Golino, and none of them fit the bill. (Which naturally means someone will find it, and it will have one of the Arquette sisters in it, and Valeria Golino…)

5 thoughts on “1990’s movie

  1. SOLVED!!

    Mr. Unknown – Dude, you rock! Mystery Train (1989) is absolutely it!

    As people often post (and I’m about to do the same), I have been trying to track this movie down for YEARS. My sincere thanks for finally solving this, (dare I say), ‘mystery’ for me. :oD

  2. p.s.

    To the site administrators – is there any way to edit a comment after I have posted it? Not just for typo’s, which can sometimes change the meaning, but also when you remember additional information which you may want to add.

    Also, in this case I was intending to insert the word ‘SOLVED’ above the first paragraph at the top of my original request to find this movie, so that people would instantly know without having to read the rather long description, then go digging around the internet for the movie, then come back only to find it had already been answered – yes, I know you will change the status to ‘solved’, but that might take a day or two – and in any event, I’d still like to know if there’s any way to edit a comment for the other reasons I mentioned – thanks!

    1. John, no there is not. This is to prevent spambots who sometimes leave fake comments that look innocent, then return later to edit their post to include commercial links. It is annoying if you make a typo or leave out information so this could change at some time, but for now we’re keeping the security high.

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