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200 Motels

  • 8.5 10
  • 1971
  • Nonemin

"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members' main concerns are the search for groupies and the desire to get paid.

Tony Palmer
Tony Palmer Director, Script
Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa Director, Screenplay
Mark Volman
Mark Volman Additional Writing
Howard Kaylan
Howard Kaylan Additional Writing
Keith Moon
Keith Moon Hot Nun
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr Larry the Dwarf / Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa Himself
Theodore Bikel
Theodore Bikel Rance Muhammitz / Dave

Production Companies

Bizarre Productions