200 Motels

200 Motels 1971

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"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.

  • Released: 1971-11-10
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Music
  • Stars: Howard Kaylan, Keith Moon, Ian Underwood, Theodore Bikel, Mark Volman, Ringo Starr, Lucy Offerall, Aynsley Dunbar, Janet Neville-Ferguson, George Duke, Jimmy Carl Black, Don Preston, Pamela Des Barres, Ruth Underwood, Judy Gridley, Frank Zappa
  • Director: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa