Club Paradise (1986)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Nye
Ernest Reed
Phillipa Lloyd
Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
Barry Steinberg
Terry Hamlin
Linda White
Voit Zerbe
Steven Kampmann ...
Randy White
Mary Lou
Toby Prooth


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

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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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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 »


Barry Steinberg: So, the deal is we're driving up into the jungle with a guy we don't even know who's wearing sunglasses in the middle of the night. We should hand him our wallets and slit our own throats.
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References The Harder They Come (1972) See more »


Performed by The Chantays
Written by Bob Spickard & Brian Carman
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Fun Comedy
31 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many comedies require their own set of rating considerations. Club Paradise is one of those. This slips into the "guilty of mindless fun" category. The movie does not stand on a strong story. The charm is in its Carribbean setting, the mostly reggae soundtrack, Jimmy Cliff's character and Robin Williams' character--while we're at it throw Peter O'toole in their too. Charm, charm, charm. The writing is borderline offensive, that is, if you watch the film with a highly critical mind. One might complain that dangerously negative stereotypes abound in this film. Maybe they do. My suggestion is to enjoy the popcorn and let the laughter roll. You can feel guilty later. Fun stuff.

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