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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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Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
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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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11 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Club Sandwich  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,308,521 (USA)
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Trivia

The 24th July 1985 edition of show-business trade paper 'Variety' reported that this picture's principal photography production spent ten weeks of location filming in the Caribbean island country of Jamaica. See more »

Quotes

Jack Moniker: [takes a breath in the oxygen mask, then to Earnest, in a high voice] Now you stay here and honk if there's any troub...
[realizes his voice is higher]
Jack Moniker: Wait a minute!
[takes another breath in the mask, then annoyed]
Jack Moniker: This thing's helium. Goddamnit, I brought the wrong tank!
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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 »

Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Awakes
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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