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.
Reviews
Popularity
4,519 ( 2,176)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1999   1998  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett
The Cave of the Golden Rose (TV Movie 1991)
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During archery in a wood Princess Fantaghiro is discovered by the hostile king's son Romualdo. He is able to take a short look at her before she can escape and immediately falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Alessandra Martines, Mario Adorf, Kim Rossi Stuart
Moonlighting (1985–1989)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach
MacGyver (1985–1992)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill
Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley
The Hunted (TV Movie 1998)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Insurance investigator Samantha Clark goes deep into a Pacific Northwest forest to retrieve $12 million from a crashed airplane. While there she meets a mysterious mountain man who claims ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Cooper
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Mädchen Amick, Hannes Jaenicke
Global Effect (2002)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Terrorists steal the only clue to a deadly virus that has been unleashed in Africa.

Director: Terry Cunningham
Stars: Mädchen Amick, Daniel Bernhardt, Joel West
Documentary
Director: Lauren Greenfield
Fantasy Island (TV Movie 2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Sean Travis
Stars: Eric Soden, Kimberly Atkinson, Mike Faiola
Comedy

A feature adaptation of the popular '70s TV show about a magical island resort

History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young film student finds creative inspiration in her grandfather's stories about the Hasidic movement, its history, beliefs, and impact on Jewish culture.

Director: Philip R. Garrett
Stars: Fyvush Finkel, Suzy Kohane, Jon Osbeck
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Mr. Roarke (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
...
 Ariel (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
...
 Harry (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
...
 Fisher (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
...
 'Hotel employee' Pilot (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
...
 Cal (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tracy R. Bautista ...
 Hotel employee (9 episodes, 1998-1999)
...
 Clia (7 episodes, 1998)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on tv series | island | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Careful what you wish for. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La isla de la fantasía  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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?


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How to watch this show? amanda_mauno
'Estrogen' pics k_rothacher
New New Fantasy Island (2002)? ffabioo
New FI on DVD? Mlle_Bienvenu
Episodes nagnar_88
Fantasy Island: Estrogen k_rothacher
Discuss Fantasy Island (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?