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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
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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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Fantasy Island with and without Tatto, 15 July 2002
Author: Baldach from Arizona

For me Fantasy Island was one of my favorite shows growing up. I attributed my fondness to the show with Tatto (Herve Villechaize). I could relate with Tatto since he portrayed a child like innonence in situations. The sequences of the segements in the show became predictible with the various guests soon realizing that their fantasies always had some of consequences involved. However even TV shows about fufilling fantasies mature and Tatto was replaced with Lawerence (Chris Hewett) and the show became a dumping ground for out of work actors. Even now when I see the show on re-runs, I imagine Tattoo yelling, "Da Plane! Da Plane!",drinking rum filled coconut drinks, watching hula dancers and fufilling my fantasy.

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