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"Fantasy Island" Return to Fantasy Island (1978)

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Original Air Date:
20 January 1978 (Season 1, Episode 2)
Career woman Margo Dean's assistant Lowell Benson hopes to romance her; a couple who gave up their daughter for adoption want to see the girl; and Lucy Fleming, who lost her memory on her honeymoon, wants to relive it to cure her amnesia. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ricardo Montalban ... Mr. Roarke

Adrienne Barbeau ... Margo Dean

Horst Buchholz ... Charles Fleming
Joseph Campanella ... Brian Faber

George Chakiris ... Pierre

Joseph Cotten ... Simon Grant

Pat Crowley ... Lucy Faber

Laraine Day ... Mrs. Grant

George Maharis ... Lowell Benson

Cameron Mitchell ... Raoul

France Nuyen ... Kito

Karen Valentine ... Janet Fleming

Hervé Villechaize ... Tattoo
John Zaremba ... Dr. Croyden
Kevi Kendall ... Pat
Kristine Ritzke ... Carol

Nancy McKeon ... Ann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Larry Moran ... Runner #2 (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
George McCowan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marc Brandel  writer

Produced by
Michael Fisher .... producer
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer
Shelley Hull .... associate producer
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Woodcock 
Art Direction by
Alfeo Bocchicchio 
Paul Sylos (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Antony Mondello  (as Tony Mondello)
Costume Design by
Nolan Miller (women's wardrobe designed by)
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... make-up (as Joe Di Bella)
June Miggins .... hair stylist
Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager
Floyd Joyer .... production manager
Al Kraus .... supervising production manager
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Nicholson .... assistant director (as Jim Nicholson)
Lindsley Parsons III .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Fred Collins .... construction co-ordinator
Gordon Kirschbaum .... supervising construction co-ordinator
Jerry McFarland .... property master
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... painter (uncredited)
Charles R. Lipscomb .... lead man (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Higgins .... sound editor
Dean Hodges .... sound engineer
Dick Le Grand .... sound editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Richard Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Marneen Fields .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Smith .... electrician
Ron Veto .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susan Newell .... casting supervisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chad Harwood .... costumes
Andrea E. Weaver .... costumes (as Andrea Weaver)
Editorial Department
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (uncredited)
Music Department
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor
Other crew
Craig Baron .... standby carpenter
Hazel W. Hall .... script supervisor (as Hazel Hall)
Series Cast
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Kimberly Beck ... Cindy

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
Production CompaniesDistributors

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100 min | 60 min
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The show before the show, 1 February 2013
Author: stones78 from United States

This was the second pilot film before Fantasy Island became a weekly viewing pleasure to those who remember it, and it has many older stars you should recognize. There are 3 stories, and I'm not going to get into much detail about them, but most of the stars include Joseph Cotten, Adrienne Barbeau, Pat Crowley, Joe Campanella, Cameron Mitchell, and a very young Nancy McKeon. As I said above, it would take too long to go into detail about the stories; that being said, one story had a couple looking for the girl they gave up for adoption years ago, another story has a man trying to have his wealthy female boss become more interested in him and less interested in business, and the final story(probably the strongest and creepiest)has a woman seeing things that no one else does. This pilot, which came on more than a year after the first pilot, is obviously longer than the normal episode, and it does drag a bit, but the stories were well written and the performances were decent, even though Tattoo didn't do much. If you're a fan of this show, then I would recommend this pilot, mainly because the regular weekly schedule is about to begin and last quite a few years.

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