An american remake of the classic british tv show, "Fawlty Towers"
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 Royal Payne (9 episodes, 1999)
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 Connie Payne (9 episodes, 1999)
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 Breeze O'Rourke (9 episodes, 1999)
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 Mo the Bellhop (9 episodes, 1999)
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An american remake of the classic british tv show, "Fawlty Towers"

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15 March 1999 (USA)  »

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John Cleese was asked to play a role in the second series as the manager of a rival hotel called the Sand Dune. Larroquette wanted "John Cleese to be the owner and be the nicest man in the world." Due to the lack of success of "Payne", it never happened. See more »

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Remake of Fawlty Towers (1975) See more »

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An achievement of mediocracy
15 April 1999 | by (Staten Island, NY) – See all my reviews

"Payne" is not "Faulty Towers", and it suffers because of the obvious comparison. While "Payne" may have its occasional moments of amusement, it is a sanitized, cliched and overall dimmer relative to the original British series, that sparkled so brightly with wit and comic timing. Let's face it, John Laroqette is no John Cleese. Not by a long shot...


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