El Cortez

After five years in a prison for the criminally insane, autistic Manny returns to Reno. He moves into a motel, and takes a job as a clerk at the Hotel El Cortez.

He is befriended by Popcorn, a crippled prospector who seeks his help to persuade Russo, a wealthy gambler, to invest in Popcorn's gold mine. But Manny cannot escape his past.

He is hounded by Arnie, the vengeful cop who arrested him. Arnie leans on Manny to keep tabs on Jack, a dealer who is staying at the hotel. In the meantime, Jack's girlfriend, Theda learns about the gold mine, and starts putting the moves on Manny.

Soon Manny is caught in a labyrinth that leads to a murderous triple cross.

Genres: Action,Thriller,Adventure
Item Number: MHV D7783D UPC: 723952077837
Release Date: March 27, 2007
Rating Description: For language, sexuality, some violence and drug content.
"Guaranteed to keep you guessing." -
" update of classical noir style" - Variety
"Phillips...flirts with brilliance" - Time Out New York
Stephen Purvis - Do It Yourself Dude!, Deep in the Heart, Combat at Sea
Lou Diamond Phillips - La Bamba, Young Guns, Courage Under Fire, SGU Stargate Universe
Bruce Weitz - General Hospital, Deep Impact, Hill Street Blues, Anything But Love
Glenn Plummer - The Day After Tomorrow, Speed, Saw II, Showgirls
Tracy Middendorf - Mission: Impossible III, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Wes Craven's New Nightmare
James McDaniel - NYPD Blue, Malcolm X, Detroit 1-8-7
Peter Onorati - Goodfellas, Postcards from the Edge, Rocketman
Run Time (Mins): 94
Sub Titles: No
Closed Captioning: No