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Exit to Eden (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  14 October 1994 (USA)
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Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, ... See full summary »



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Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, where they try to retrieve the film. Elliot begins falling in love with Lisa, the head mistress of the island, and Lisa must evaluate her feelings about Elliot and her own motivations. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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To crack this case, these two cops will have to flash more than their badges.

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Rated R for nudity and sex-related scenes | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Club Eden: L'Île aux fantasmes  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$6,841,570 (USA)

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Rosie O'Donnell's weight noticeably changes in certain scenes. This is because the studio ordered several scenes to be shot before releasing the film, which was several months after principle photography had been completed. See more »


After Detective Shelia has asked for Elliot and he comes to her room, Elliot is telling her he wants to leave to go to the race. The leaves hanging behind Shelia appear and disappear with each camera change. As she sits down, you can see it's a vine hanging down to the wardrobe handle but the length changes as the scene plays out. See more »


Fred Lavery: Why are you busting our chops like this?
Hotel manager: Well, I'll tell you. I hate cops an awful lot.
Sheila Kingston: [under her breath] I'm gonna kill him.
Fred Lavery: And it doesn't matter that this is a life-and-death issue?
Hotel manager: Nope.
Fred Lavery: Well, do you want us to bribe you with money?
Hotel manager: Nope.
Sheila Kingston: You wanna see me naked?
Hotel manager: Now that's an idea!
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Hector Elizondo's title credit is prefixed by 'As Usual', referring to the number of times Elizondo has appeared in films directed by Garry Marshall See more »


References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


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One of the worst movies I have ever seen
16 April 2005 | by (Duke) – See all my reviews

I have seen many of the uber bad movies on the bottom 100: You Got Served, Glitter etc and I think this movie is up there with them. You Got Served and Glitter are obviously bad, but this movie is subtly the worst movie I have ever seen. I think that after Basic Instinct some Hollywood exec thought: "Hmm this is the next big thing, mainstream movies with tons of nudity and sex!" The problem with this thought is that a)that wasn't the next big thing and b) this movie has none of the traits of a mainstream movie. The acting in this movie is horrendous, aside from Rosie O'Donnell and Dan Aykroyd who play second fiddle to a couple of porn rate actors, the plot is awkward because it has to squeeze in so much sex and the directing kind of feels like a porn movie. The plot is the worst part, in my opinion, there are two distinct plots in the movie that intersect a couple of times and finally conclude concurrently. Nothing all that unusual there, but both plots are so meaningless and free from suspense that the only plot device evident is the switch between soft core sex scenes to Dan and Rosie standing around waiting for something to happen. The only reason to watch this movie is if you really need to see some nudity, and even the sex scenes are nothing special. Most are just standard soft core porn, only in order to pass it off as a "mainstream movie" even those are cut short. I vaguely remembered when this movie came out and I was pretty excited when it came on HBO, but it was so bad that I could barely go to sleep. If you have any choice in the matter WATCH SOMETHING ELSE!

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