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Club Paradise (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  11 July 1986 (USA)
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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... 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,308,521 (USA)
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The nickname that Jack Moniker (Robin Williams) called Miss Phillipa Lloyd (Twiggy) was "Miss Philadelphia". The nickname he called himself was "Island Jack". See more »

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Jack Moniker: I got a little paranoid and thought people were out to get me. Now I know, they are.
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References The Harder They Come (1972) See more »

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Performed by The Chantays
Written by Bob Spickard & Brian Carman
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Funny and provocative
10 April 2001 | by (Durham, NC) – See all my reviews

Ramis has exceptional talent. The eclectic selection of humorous scenes is well woven.

O'Toole lends a great deal of sophistication to the film. His thought provoking words on government and island life stirred my imagination.

Williams seems to have been at his comical best early in his career.

Moranis proves himself to be a true oddball.

Certainly, this is a picture you should not miss seeing.


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