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Guest House Paradiso (1999)

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Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chef (as Steve O'Donnell)
Fenella Fielding ...
Charles Cartmell ...
Hélène Mahieu ...
Paul Garcia ...
Anna Madeley ...


Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But when a famous Italian filmstar, Gina Carbonara, who is in hiding from a fiance she doesn't want to marry, arrives at the hotel, things get very interesting! Another family come to the hotel as it is the only one they can afford, and when Richie uses the many tunnels and airways to steal some of their rubber bikinis, then is caught by the family's dad, he tries everything to get the video back. When Eddie finds some radioactive fish and it's served to the customers, a bunch of power plant workers find out and a quaratine is on its way. Even worse, when Gina's estranged fiance arrives, all hell breaks loose! Just in time for Eddie, Richie and Gina to escape to the Carribean and spend all their new found money! Written by <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gross humor, comic violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

3 December 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Agyatlan Apartman  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£672,979 (UK) (3 December 1999)


£1,470,458 (UK) (24 December 1999)

Company Credits

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Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Eddie brings Gino to Gina's hotel room, Eddie asks Gino to mind his language and states that Richie and himself are trying to keep the film PG rated, when Gino calls him a "Dead Motherf*****". That was a joke that was written to poke fun at the film's 15 rating in the United Kingdom. The film is given the 15 certificate for it's comic violence, profanity, sexual content and gross humor. The "Bottom" TV show, which the film is a spin-off, was given the 15 certificate when it was released on VHS and DVD. See more »


When Richie gets the pencil shot into his rear, he knocks over the table (which two guests are also sitting at), knocking over all the items on the table. Then Richie and Eddie fight in the kitchen, and it then cuts back to a reaction shot of the two guests sitting at the same table, only now the items on the table are all suddenly back upright and intact again. See more »


Richard Twat: Chef I thought I told you to get this tap thing fixed - It's a fire hazard!
Richard Twat: ...Very good chef. Carry on. Is breakfast, well on the way?
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Crazy Credits

A scence with Richie, Eddie and Gina on a beach in the caribbean, running "Beach House Paradiso", a bar, is shown. See more »


References Fawlty Towers (1975) See more »

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Am I the only one who loved it????
27 May 2000 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

I went to see it about 3 days before Xmas and lets just say it, it was a great Xmas trip!!!! Better than Fawlty Towers any day!!!!When I heard the name Mr. Twat, I killed myself laughing!! With him getting stuck in the oven with that underwear was brill but oh the chef was hilraious!! Spud Gun at his best!!! But I look around and everyone seems to hate it!!! Well youre not true Bottom fans!!! Im getting it when it comes onto video, thats for sure!!!!

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