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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 Mr. Roarke (154 episodes, 1977-1984)
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 Tattoo (132 episodes, 1977-1983)
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Fantasy Island is a unique resort in the Pacific Ocean, where there is very little that the mysterious overseer, Mr. Roarke, cannot provide. Visitors can experience adventures that should be impossible, but this island can deliver. 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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14 January 1977 (USA)  »

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La isla de la fantasía  »

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Robert Firth portrayed a caveman in Love Island and The Sisters, during season six. The initial outdoor sequences were filmed at Bronson Canyon, a local Hollywood park that was littered with broken glass and debris. During the exterior scenes, many of the actors, playing cavemen, vocalized their concerns about the location, as the scenes required them to perform barefoot. In an effort to avoid going over schedule, the actor's worries were dismissed. Faced with this resistance, Firth quickly organized the performers, and insisted that unless or until some sort of footwear could be provided, the filming should be postponed. In the end, suede sandals were distributed from the wardrobe department at Warner Brothers Studios. See more »

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The "lagoon" where the seaplane arrives bringing each week's guests has no tide, nor wave action. In fact, it is so placid and calm that it is clearly a large pond on a controlled set and not the waterway on or near an island. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mr. Roarke: Smiles, everyone, smiles!
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Referenced in Marbella Belles: Episode #1.1 (2007) See more »

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Be Careful What You Wish For!
25 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why I liked this show so much as a child. Maybe it was the fantasy island bit where people's dreams and fantasies come true only it was never an ideal. This show was a spin-off of Love Boat again with celebrity guest stars from other shows and a cast that included the wonderful Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaise who said the "Plane, the plane" in the beginning sequence of the show. Sadly, Herve killed himself. The show was never the same without him. I think the show provided lots of jobs to actors who probably needed the job outside their own shows. Of course, I remember the episode with Barbi Benton as a mermaid. It was pure fantasy but remember to be careful what you wish for because it might come true and it may not be all that you wanted in the first place. Also I liked the fact that they filmed in Hawaii too.


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