Back Seat Producers Season 08 Shows

BSP Episode 258: Four Rooms

It’s a Quentin Tarantino Love Fest!!

Release date:  12/25/1995

Miramax Films

Directed and Written by

  • Allison Anders
  • Alexandre Rockwell
  • Robert Rodriguez
  • Quentin Tarantino

Produced by

  • Lawrence Bender


Rim Roth

  • Ted the Bellhop

The Missing Ingredient

Valeria Golino

  • Athena

Ione Skye

  • Eva

The Wrong Man

David Proval

  • Sigfried

Jennifer Beals

  • Angela

The Misbehavers

Antonio Banderas

  • Man

Lana McKissack

  • Sarah

The Man from Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino

  • Chester Rush

The hosts review:

  • Robert Rodriguez’ clip was good… kinda weird… enjoyable.
  • Quentin Tarantino’s was also really good.
  • “The Misbehavers” could have been a standalone short.
  • “The Missing Ingredient”… missing a whole lot more.
  • The reason you watch the whole thing, all four stories, is for the very last five minutes.
  • The reason for some of the witches being topless didn’t make sense.
  • It would have made more sense if “The Misbehavers” was first.
  • Tarantino’s short was typical of his long films, long mundane dialogues that explode into insanity.
  • What, exactly, brought these four writer/directors together?  And, was it a good idea?
  • Alison Anders biography reads almost like a Tarantino script.
  • Robert Rodriguez followed up the first three Spy Kids movies with Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
  • The hosts can’t really recommend the whole movie, but the opening credits and Tim Roth’s movements were very Pink Panther-ish.
  • Ione Skye… aged well, looked good!
  • Madonna… meh, why was she there?
  • A discussion of Madonna’s… oh, let’s just call it her movie career for the sake of argument.

Trivial bits ‘n pieces:

  • “Five Rooms” was the original title of this movie, but Richard Linklater withdrew before production began.
  • Salma Hayek is the dancing girl in TV in “The Misbehavers.”
  • The role of Ted the Bellhop was originally written with Steve Buscemi in mind.
  • Bruce Willis is not credited because he violated SAG rule by acting in this film for no money, doing it for fun and as a favor for Tarantino.  SAG agreed not to sue Willis if his name was not included in the credits.
  • Robert Rodriguez and Antonio Banderas filed their segment one week after finishing Desperado.

Your Producers for this episode were:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Tony/Deuce

This episode was recorded: 2/7/2013