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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Did You Know?


Towards the end of the film, one of the extras can be seen wearing a Ghostbusters t-shirt - the Director of this film, Harold Ramis, directed and starred as Egon in The Ghostbusters. See more »


Jack Moniker: In this country, the Constitution is written in pencil.
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References The Harder They Come (1972) See more »


Three Little Birds
Written by Bob Marley
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I heart this film....
27 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had to add a comment to this page because I couldn't believe that it only had a 4. something rating. I believe it deserves something much higher. I first saw this film about 15 years ago now, and ever since it has become one of my all time favorites. The comedy to the acting to the soundtrack all truly represent the best of 80's comedy film making. Either you love 80's films or you hate them. My husband hates them, which makes me wonder sometimes how I could've married a man that stands against everything I love about movies. The two Barry's are the best. "Barry - Barry... I scored"! I think I have watched this move about 50 times in my life and that is no exaggeration. I will watch it anytime its on. Jimmy Cliff delivers a soundtrack like no other. Every song could'va made one of his albums without anyone knowing it was Scored for a film. In fact I wish I could find where to buy the soundtrack as I have looked for years and have never been able to find it. Brian Doyle Murray is also hilarious in this film. Maybe it has to do with my childhood and experimenting with Reggae, and Drugs that made me fall in love with this film, but as I said it will always be one of my favorites and I hope everyone that loves 80's films gets to see this at least once.

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