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Paradise (1982)

 -  Adventure | Romance  -  7 May 1982 (USA)
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In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the... See full summary »

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David
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Tuvia Tavi ...
The Jackal
Richard Curnock ...
Geoffrey
Neil Vipond ...
Reverend
Aviva Marks ...
Rachel
Joseph Shiloach ...
Ahmed
Shoshana Duer ...
Bedouin Woman
Jerry Rosen ...
Jackals Bodyguard
Riki Halfon ...
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In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis - their paradise - where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Also Known As:

Paraíso  »

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Budget:

CAD 3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,815,503 (USA) (7 May 1982)

Gross:

$2,815,503 (USA) (7 May 1982)
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Middle East locations in Israel used for this film included the Sea of Galilee, the caves of Bebit Jobrim, the City of Jerusalem and a Turkish Mosque near Tel Aviv. See more »

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Two chimpanzees mate and end up with a baboon baby. See more »

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Paradise Theme
Sung by Phoebe Cates
Written and Produced by Joel Diamond and L. Russell Brown
Available on Columbia Records
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Paradise
8 November 1999 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

At the end of the19. Century, two youngsters - an attractive heiress and a good-looking son of a missionary couple - are the only survivors of a massacre in Baghdad by a bloodthirsty sheik, who wants the girl for himself. Then they cross the desert to reach Damascus, but the sheik is after them.

Has-been, limply acted, dramatically empty and totally unconvincing period piece derived from "Blue Lagoon"; a curiously halting succession of Asian adventure and adolescent sex in breathtaking locations. Only for lovers of antique teenage romance and beautifully photographed pictures of tropical nature.


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