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)
 Tattoo (132 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 (

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Release Date:

14 January 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La isla de la fantasía  »

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Robert Firth portrayed a caveman in Love Island/The Sisters, during season 6. 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 - 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 »


[repeated line]
Mr. Roarke: My dear guests! I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island!
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I liked this show as a kid
19 July 2004 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

I used to love this show as a child. What a wonderful concept, a person pays for a vacation, which acts out his or her "Fantasy". Thankfully this was not part of an adult programming. However, the show had reunions of people meeting loves from high school, and events people wanted. The show's writers had imagination too show what you want can turn into a nightmare. Ricardo mentioned this line in every third show. Ricardo, and Tatoo were well casted. As I matured, I will agree with the other posts that the storylines were thin, the sets cheap, along with rushed directing and scripts. Hard to watch again, but the what kept myself watching for a couple of minutes is some of the neat concepts, and the freshness of having new guests every week. With all television, the ideas became old, and they pushed the series 2 years too long.

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