In this revival of the popular 1970s television series, Mr. Roarke and his three assistants run a tropical paradise where guests come in to have their wildest dreams and fantasies come true.
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 Mr. Roarke (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Ariel (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Harry (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Fisher (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 'Hotel employee' Pilot (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Cal (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tracy R. Bautista ...
 Hotel employee (9 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Clia (7 episodes, 1998)
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In this revival of the popular 1970s television series, Mr. Roarke and his three assistants run a tropical paradise where guests come in to have their wildest dreams and fantasies come true. Written by Phil Fernando

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Careful what you wish for. See more »

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26 September 1998 (USA)  »

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La isla de la fantasía  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the opening episode, two elements of the original series Fantasy Island (1977) are referenced: the white suits (Roarke in this series makes a point of choosing black) and the infamous "The plane! The plane!" announcement (Roarke orders the underling who does this never to do it again). In a later episode we see a woman living in a trailer with a Ricardo Montalban commemorative plate. See more »

Quotes

Roarke: If we get another depressed yuppie stockbroker on this island, I won't be held accountable for my actions.
Harry: You're accountable to someone?
Roarke: Figure of speech.
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Connections

Referenced in South Park: City on the Edge of Forever (1998) See more »

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The original was OK, but this version ROCKED!
12 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I may be in the minority, but I actually liked Fantasy Island '98, as i called it, better than the original. It was a lot edgier and darker, and more cautionary (be careful what you wish for! You may get it!)whereas the original was fluffier and sillier and more escapist. I think all the episodes were excellent, but if I had to choose a favorite, I would go with the Thanksgiving one, where a lady was bringing her partner to meet her folks. I think Fantasy Island '98 was one of the freshest, most creative things on TV, and i think it was a stupid move on part of the Awfully Boneheaded Clods at ABC to pull it. I guess because it wasn't a reality eating-bugs thing or a glorified FRIENDS repeat. Who knows?


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