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...
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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
English comedian John Cleese was originally slated to appear in the movie in the Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes role played by Peter O'Toole. Cleese was also slated to play Sir Malcolm (played by Leonard Rossiter) in the then just released other tropical island comedy Water (1985). See more »
[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]
Wait a minute!
[takes another breath in the mask, then annoyed]
This thing's helium. Goddamnit, I brought the wrong tank!
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The initial credits are played over shots of the major characters, until the listing of the Flamboyants begins. See more »
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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