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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Nye
Ernest Reed
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Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
Barry Steinberg
Terry Hamlin
Linda White
Voit Zerbe
Steven Kampmann ...
Randy White
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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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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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Final cinema film of actor Adolph Caesar who died about four months before the movie opened. See more »


Jack Moniker: Toby here was just reminiscing about the good old days. Flogging. Slavery. Honest days work, for an honest days beating.
Ernest Reed: Gone, but, not forgotten.
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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 »


Referenced in Robot Chicken: Fight Club Paradise (2012) See more »


Third World People
Written & Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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An 80's classic
31 October 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I guess I'm an '80's boy because I have so much to remember, high school graduation, college, Navy service etc. etc. Yet it is the movies I remember the most and this is one of them.

It is cute and fun and with some great actors playing, so what if it didn't win any Oscars? Sure it wasn't gut bursting laughs by the minute, rather smiling all through the movie.

No. It is all about the beautiful warm feeling you get, like coming directly from the Caribbean sun itself. Laid back, cool music and a good time.

Pour yourself a drink (Bacardi perhaps?) watch it on a rainy winter evening with some company and you'll have a great time especially if you can remember yourself when you watched it for the first time.

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