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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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Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
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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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11 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Paradise Island  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,308,521 (USA)
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The fictional country of Saint Nicholas was portrayed by Port Antonio in Portland, Jamaica in the West Indies of the Carribean. See more »

Quotes

Jack Moniker: Tree, what's happenin'?
[Tree offers Jack marijuana]
Jack Moniker: Oooooh, no thanks. Last time I smoked that stuff they found me on top of the Sears tower trying to build a nest.
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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Island In The Sun
Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Written by Irving Burgie & Harry Belafonte
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Loved this movie.
8 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies with Robin Williams. Normally, he is so out of control, it's difficult to watch him. This time, he steps back a little and lets the other funny people take a turn. Peter O'Toole stole the picture, as far as I'm concerned, with his droll delivery. Even Twiggy was a pleasant surprise. Loved the Jimmy Clift music, and the Adolph Cesear as the blustery military leader. The two Barrys (Moranis and Levy) had some of the best lines as they tried to score some marijuana. And I'll never pronounce White the same way after Andrea Martin gave it her own special twist. This is a great movie to watch in the dead of winter. It will warm you right up.


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