Fantasy Island (1998–1999)

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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.

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Cast

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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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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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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 »

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Mr. Roarke: Mr. Barnes likes to flirt with death, but death is looking for a more permanent relationship.
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far too dark and funny for ABC
28 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Legacy or no legacy, how the producers of Fantasy Island talked the Absolutely Banal Content network into running this is a mystery up there with why Roarke's suits have gone from white to black -- yet another thing we'll never know, but you can bet there's a story behind it. Bless Sci-Fi for picking up this gem; wish they could afford to resurrect it, but I'll happily take (and TAPE) what I can get. (And I won't be watching ABC again. Any network that could can this and Wonderland and keep Regis Philbin on eight days a week is angling for a much *dumber* demographic than mine.)


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