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The Best Hotel on Skid Row (1990)

America Undercover goes to the Madison Hotel in the skid-row section of downtown Los Angeles and talks to some of the desperate people living there. It talks to a prostitute and heroin ... See full summary »

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Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena (as Renee Tajima) | 1 more credit »

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Renee Tajima-Pena (as Renee Tajima)
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Charles Bukowski ... Narrator (voice)
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America Undercover goes to the Madison Hotel in the skid-row section of downtown Los Angeles and talks to some of the desperate people living there. It talks to a prostitute and heroin addict named Becky, a drug dealer and traveler names John, and an heavy drinking alcoholic named Jack Woodrow Wilson. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1990 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Interesting
17 October 2004 | by magellan333See all my reviews

I saw this documentary on HBO years ago. It gave an interesting look at those living in "The Best Hotel On Skid Row." I recall a man who was sweeping his room talking about the life he used to know. Supposedly he had a wife, kids and a home in the suburbs. There was a prostitute who knew she could abandon her profession if she could only get a welfare check. There was a man who had "one of the most sought after rooms" in the hotel. His family still came to visit once a week, although they did not come inside the hotel. It has been years since I have seen this documentary, so I am sure there were more occupants interviewed. The documentary gave an interesting look at a world foreign to most people who could afford HBO.


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