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Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

TV Series  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Mr. Roarke (154 episodes, 1977-1984)
 Tattoo (131 episodes, 1977-1983)


Fantasy Island is a unique resort in the Pacific Ocean, where there is very little that the mysterious overseer, Mr. Roarke, cannot provide. Thus, we have visitors have adventures that should be impossible, but this island can accommodate them such as visits to any time period they want or meet absolutely anyone they want see to do something they request. However, what actually happens is often far more than they expect as they face challenges that test their character in ways they never imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Release Date:

14 January 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La isla de la fantasía  »

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During the early part of the series, a jeep CJ-7 was used to get around. In the later episodes, a customized 1976 Plymouth Volare station wagon was used. See more »


[repeated line]
Mr. Roarke: My dear guests! I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island!
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Referenced in Community: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) See more »

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User Reviews

Where all your fantasies come true and then screw with you.
29 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

I watched a few episodes of this show when I was a kid and it most certainly was not a show I enjoyed all that much. It was one of those shows that the others in the household enjoyed watching, and when there is only one television you have no other choice than to watch it yourself or go play in your room by yourself. I usually chose to go into my room and play, but I watched a fair amount of episodes during my day. Not enough to rate the show, mind you, but enough to make a short review anyway. The most memorable thing about this show was when Herve Villechaize as Tattoo would announce the arrival of the plane bringing more unsuspecting dupes to the island where they were hoping to live out their fantasy, but usually ended up learning a valuable lesson instead. This show had many genres that could be attached to it including comedy, drama and even horror so while it was not a favorite of mine, I will say it did manage to at least be different. One never quite knew what to expect when the plane would drop the visitors off because the show could vary wildly. I remember one where the island had some sort of evil spirits floating around. So that is the thing, the show did things differently and was not by the numbers, so while not a favorite I can still acknowledge that it was unique for the time.

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