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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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Barry Nye
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Ernest Reed
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Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
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Barry Steinberg
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Voit Zerbe
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Toby Prooth
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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11 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paradise Island  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,308,521 (USA)
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Trivia

In the credits is the name "Ed Roboto" which is a pseudonym for Harry Shearer who did a rewrite on the movie with Tom Leopold. Their collaboration resulted in only in two things in the picture, the title's two words - "Club Paradise". Reportedly, Shearer was "so appalled by the movie" that he had his name taken off the credits. See more »

Quotes

Phillipa Lloyd: You seem fit enough.
Jack Moniker: Oh, inside, I'm a mess.
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Crazy Credits

The initial credits are played over shots of the major characters, until the listing of the Flamboyants begins. See more »


Soundtracks

Brightest Star
Written & Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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User Reviews

 
Funny and provocative
10 April 2001 | by (United States) – 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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