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

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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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Lenny Venito turned down the role of Cal. See more »

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Mr. Roarke: Now it's time for my fantasy!
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The Tempest meets prime time TV
25 July 2000 | by (TX) – See all my reviews

This revival of the 1970's series is a little darker and a little edgier than the one starring Ricardo Monteblan and Tattoo. This version harkens to Shakespeare's "The Tempest", with Malcom McDowell taking on the Prospero role accompanied by an Ariel and Cal(iban). In one episode we even meet Roarke's daughter Miranda. I found the original series bland and unappealng, but this new version (appearing on the Sci-Fi Channel) is certainly much more entertaining. It just goes to show that network programmers get everything bass ackwards.. throwing out the gold and keeping the dross.


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