Stateline Motel

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Stateline Motel (L'ultima chance) (1973, Italy/Canada) is a Crime-Drama film directed by Maurizio Lucidi.

Stateline Motel

Main Details

  • Released on September 14, 1973 (Italy)
  • Color
  • Running time: 1 hr 26 min (86 min) (Norway) | 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (Italy) | 1 hr 26 min (86 min) (USA) | 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (France)
  • Production Co.: Alpherat S.p.a. | FRAL Cinematografica
  • Distribution Co.: N.M.D. Film Distributing Company (1974) (USA) (theatrical) | Edko Films (1974) (Hong Kong) (theatrical) | International Cinefilm (1975) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Filmways Australasian Distributors (1975) (Australia) (theatrical) (as 'Last Chance')
  • Directed by Maurizio Lucidi
  • Written by Maurizio Lucidi, Francesco Giorgi and Vittoria Vigorelli (screenplay), Franceso Giorgi and Vittoria Vigorelli (adaptation), Franco Enna (novel), Giovanni Fago (screenplay revision)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach, Ursula Andress, Fabio Testi

Plot Summary

  • After robbing a jewellery shop in Canada, two Americans arrange a meeting near the US borders in order to split the loot. One of them has an accident with his car on his way there and gets stuck in an isolated motel until his car is fixed. The owner of the motel, a sexy woman in her thirties, falls in love with him, but her suspicions about him begin to multiply, as the police arrive at the motel...


  • This is the swinginest place around
  • Trust Nobody ... Not Even Yourself!
  • Go all the way...but don't cross the line!
  • Stateline Motel - there's a room reserved for you!
  • This is the wildest place in the whole state!
  • Across State Lines - where nothing is illegal, immoral or illicit!

Also Known As

  • L'ultima chance
  • Motel of Fear
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