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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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7 May 1982 (USA)  »

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CAD 3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,588,800 (USA)
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Actor Willie Aames has stated in an interview that the love scenes were more explicit in the version that he and Phoebe Cates were shown for approval. During production, Cates and Aames decided that the picture did not require the amount of nudity that had been written into the script. See more »

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

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Referenced in TruInside: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (2016) 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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There are two reasons to watch this movie
29 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

The only two reasons to watch this movie are on Phoebe Cates chest. This is better than the movie it copies "Blue Lagoon", but that is saying very little. The best way to watch this movie is to have your finger on fast forward. There is a lot of wasted time that will put you to sleep. Unless you are specifically interested in seeing the the reasons previously mentioned, don't bother with this mess.


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