Based on John Irving's sprawling novel, this 1984 film follows the eccentric Berry clan from New England to New York City to Vienna, Austria, where they run a hotel housing prostitutes on the upper floors and terrorists downstairs. The Berrys, led by family patriarch Win, thrive on quirky adventures, a parade of unusual hotel patrons and their lust for life. Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster costar as two of the Berry children. This is the story of Win Berry, who meets and falls in love with a girl ì called Mary whilst working at an exclusive resort hotel during holiday ì from Harvard. An eccentric old man, Freud, sells Win his pet bear,
Cast: Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe, Nastassja Kinski
Directed By: Tony Richardson
Run Time: 109 mins
Writer-director Tony Richardson has pulled off a remarkable stylistic tight-rope act, establishing a bizarre tone of morbid whimsicality at the outset and sustaining it throughout.