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"Fantasy Island" Pilot (1977)

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Original Air Date:
14 January 1977 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Wealthy businesswoman Eunice Baines attends her own funeral; jaded hunter Paul Henley becomes the prey; and World War II veteran Arnold Greenwood relives his romance with a woman he met in England. | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ricardo Montalban ... Mr. Roarke

Bill Bixby ... Arnold Greenwood

Sandra Dee ... Francesca Hamilton

Peter Lawford ... Grant Baines

Carol Lynley ... Elizabeth 'Liz' Hollander

Hugh O'Brian ... Paul Henley

Eleanor Parker ... Eunice Hollander Baines

Victoria Principal ... Michelle

Dick Sargent ... Charles Hollander

Tina Sinatra ... Connie Raymond (as Christina Sinatra)

Hervé Villechaize ... Tattoo (as Herve Villechaize)
Peter MacLean ... Hunter #3, Alex Davidson
Nancy Cameron ... Angel Shermin 'Most Beautiful Girl in the World'

Cedric Scott ... Hunter #2, Gitu Umbah
John McKinney ... Hunter #1, Hugh Addams

Karin de la Penha ... Barmaid (as Elizabeth Dartmoor)

Ian Abercrombie ... Bartender
Pat O'Hara ... Air Raid Warden (as Patrick O'Hara)
Dick Ryal ... Dart Player (as Richard Ryal)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Toby Holguin ... Island Kid (uncredited)

Herb Mendelsohn ... Hollandar Ghoast (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Richard Lang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene Levitt  written by

Produced by
Leonard Goldberg .... producer
Shelley Hull .... associate producer
Aaron Spelling .... producer
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (director of photography) (as Arch Dalzell)
Film Editing by
John Woodcock 
Art Direction by
Paul Sylos 
Set Decoration by
Jeff Haley 
Makeup Department
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist (as Judy Alexander Cory)
William Lyon MacKenzie .... makeup (as Will MacKenzie)
Production Management
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production manager (as William Calihan)
Norman Henry .... executive production manager
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Derwin .... assistant director (as William Derwin)
Kalai Strode .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Candace Suerstedt .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ted Cooper .... property master
John Hollis .... construction co-ordinator
Kirk S. Heinlen .... assistant property master (uncredited)
John Sweeney .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Seymour S. Klein .... sound engineer (as Seymour Klein)
Michael O'Corrigan .... sound editor (as Michael Corrigan)
John Strauss .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Marneen Fields .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Smith .... electrician
Alan Gornick .... underwater cinematographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanne Haas .... costumes
Robert Harris Jr. .... costumes (as Robert Harris)
Music Department
Franklin Jones Jr. .... music scoring mixer
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (uncredited)
Lonnie Sill .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Cindy Dunne .... executive consultant
Jane Ficker .... script supervisor
Rita Lundin .... wrangler (uncredited)
Lee Sollenberger .... animal trainer (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene Levitt  creator

Cinematography by
Irving Lippman 
Casting by
Al Onorato 
Joe Scully (1978-1980)
Sound Department
Christopher Chulack .... sound editor
Richard Friedman .... sound editor
Doug Grindstaff .... sound editor
Don Isaacs .... sound editor
Al Kajita .... sound editor
Hank Salerno .... sound editor
Larry Singer .... sound editor
Luke Wolfram .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Bill Millar .... special visual effects
Whitey Hughes .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Greg Walker .... stunts
James Winburn .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera
Joe Staton .... second assistant camera (as Joseph Staton)
Other crew
Art Scholl .... pilot
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Additional Details

100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Definitely darker, 5 July 2004
Author: balkaster from United States

Quite agree with ubik-11 and togolane: I remember this film being much darker than the series, and I haven't seen it since I was a kid (the difference left that much of an impression). In fact, seeing the film after the series had begun, I got the impression that it was never intended to be a series, hence retooling was needed. The sense I got was that the guests were a bit evil themselves, and were lured to the island to get their comeuppance. Roarke was definitely sinister, unlike the series version, and this struck me as a horror movie. Assuming my memory is correct, the feel was like a mix of "And Then There Were None"/"Ten Little Indians", Stevenson's "The Bottle Imp" and "The Most Dangerous Game". The later series version with Malcolm MacDowell was closer in spirit to this than was the series version with Montalban.

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