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Club Paradise (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 July 1986 (USA)
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Nye
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Terry Hamlin
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Voit Zerbe
Steven Kampmann ...
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Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort, Ernest Reed. Greedy developers are schemeing to wrest Reed's coveted beach front property from him for non-payment of taxes. Jack comes to Ernest's rescue, and together they renovate and reopen the resort catering to affluent Americans. The film follows the zany exploits of the proprietors, guests and various colorful island denizans, as they break in the new "Club Paradise". Written by redcard@ix.netcom.com

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The vacation you'll never forget -- no matter how hard you try.




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Release Date:

11 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paradise Island  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$12,308,521 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The name of the tropical Carribean island was Saint Nicholas. A principality of the United Kingdom, the country in the movie is fictional and does not exist in real life. In the film, the isle was said to be only seven miles wide at its widest point. Two of the fictional locations on the island of St Nicholas were called "Puerto Maria" and "Prince Charlestown". See more »


Terry Hamlin: It is so Lovely here.
Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes: I hate beauty. Do you realize how boring it gets looking at beauty day in and day out? Anyway, It can't last much longer.
Terry Hamlin: Are you always this cheerful in the morning?
Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes: Either the Americans will move in and turn it into Miami Beach, or the Cubans and Russians will come and turn the whole island into bloody Albania. There really is no hope. Islands like St. Nicholas make such nice missle bases, naval stations, money laundries.
Terry Hamlin: Well if there isn't any hope why don't you leave?...
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The initial credits are played over shots of the major characters, until the listing of the Flamboyants begins. See more »


Referenced in Robot Chicken: Fight Club Paradise (2012) See more »


Third World People
Written & Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Underated Comedy
19 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This Movie has to be one of the more underated movies out there. Robin Williams is at his best Club Paradise is full of great Jamaican music, buetiful scenery and is full of comedy. It is a must see for tropical vacation lovers.

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