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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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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 film's script was written with Bill Murray in mind for the central character of Jack Moniker. See more »

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Jack Moniker: Check it out. What about those two?
Barry Steinberg: Eh... I don't think they're interested.
Barry Nye: Too tall.
Jack Moniker: Come on. They were just talking to me about you.
Barry Steinberg: No.
[incredulously]
Barry Nye: Really? Then what?
Jack Moniker: They said you weren't fit to sleep with pigs, but I stood up for you. I said you were.
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Island In The Sun
Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Written by Irving Burgie & Harry Belafonte
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Not the best of clubs
25 March 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

For Williams, this wasn't the most impressive of comebacks after a two and a half dry acting spell. I found the movie funnier, when I first saw it back in 87' with a friend, who was a Robin William's fan. I was no way disappointed as I remember vividly now that viewing. I must say it's catalyst was something that rocked as wearied fireman Williams, survives a near miss with death after a building explosion, an impressive stunt acting dog, becoming a bit of a martyr in William's rescue, beforehand. Now living off workers comp, he resides in the beautiful island of St Nicholas, where many months have passed, seen through a montage, played against a golden oldie from reggae legend, Jimmy Cliff, during the opening credits. With a new found love, sexy Twiggy, Williams sets up a new resort called Club Paradise, where soon greedy and corrupt forces are trying to buy it up, where Williams and co won't budge. Really here is a clichéd and unoriginal scenario in these sort of comedies, laughs scarce, far or a few between, yet I still enjoyed it, but truly it's a comedy that sags, that does have some interesting moments, one involving a anaconda choking one of the female guests, that same guest earlier having one hell of a shower as promised by Williams. Yeah it's a real blast. Too we have inexperienced windsurfer, Moranis, who goes astray into what later becomes rough seas. When him and his friend are reunited, running towards each other in slo mo, it's priceless, a poor traumatised, Moranis, in disheveled attire. William's likable character is one of the few components that makes the film watchable, as does Twiggy, providing eye candy, where Peter O Toole is fun too as a contradicting aristocrat, despite that stupid Razzie nomination. Adolph Caesar does still the limelight as the greedy developer, where at times he's bloody hilarious, like when posing for a shot amidst an attack on an attack on the resort. I didn't realize what such a good actor he was. Too, another great moment, concerning Moranis and Levy, is when an excess quantity of mary jane falls into their lap, where the goggle eyed pilot has to dispose of it, as weighing down the plane, en route back to their home town. The lucky, pot smoking locals are very appreciative too.u. Also with Jimmy Cliff singing, we also get to watch him act too, and he ain't half bad. If you weigh up Club Paradise with Williams and Twiggy, etc. pretty scenery as positives, where the negative is the laugh ratio, you could do worse. It just won't be at the top of William's hit parade. For William's fans, though some of whom aren't gonna like this


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