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Paradise (1982)

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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Reverend
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Bedouin Woman
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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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oasis | paradise | caravan | baghdad | love | See All (30) »

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Adventure | Romance

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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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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in TruInside: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Paradise Theme
Sung by Phoebe Cates
Written and Produced by Joel Diamond and L. Russell Brown
Available on Columbia Records
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Phoebe Cates is hot
7 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like most of the others, I found a lot of this movie rather trite. I don't blame Aames or Cates for this; I thought they were good actors who did their best with terrible material. The plot is something straight out of a trashy romance novel, which could have worked with better writing but the script is a mess. However, lost in this mediocre feature film is a great 30 minute soft-core porn. The sex scenes are highly erotic, and the nude scenes are done with much better camera work and production than you would typically have in a skin flick. I'm particularly fond of the cave shower scene, where Phoebe Cates positively scorches the camera with her hotness.


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