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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 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 <ant_277@lineone.net>

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

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3 December 1999 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£672,979 (UK) (3 December 1999)

Gross:

£1,470,458 (UK) (24 December 1999)
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The timed light switch never lasts the same amount of time. The shortest time is 10 seconds whereas the longest time is 27 seconds. See more »

Goofs

When Richie is running down the stairs, there's no vomit on left hand, but when he asks for a handshake from the policeman there is now vomit on his hand. See more »

Quotes

Richard Twat: Chef I thought I told you to get this tap thing fixed - It's a fire hazard!
Chef: YOU FUCKING BASTARD!
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 »

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References Stand by Me (1986) See more »

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90 minutes of brilliant depravity
6 December 1999 | by (Woking, England) – See all my reviews

A sign of what to expect in this film came when I spotted that this was the first (and probably the last) film to have in its credits a "Vomit Technician".

In what is a couple of hours of silly gags, hilarious violence and excellent slapstick humour.

This film was just what you'd expect from the Bottom boys, and it is great to see them back in their best form after Rik Mayall's life threatening accident.

Richie (Mayall) and Eddie (Edmondson) are too similar to their Bottom characters, if we can have any criticism at all, and Edmondson does a surprisingly good job in directing the film also.

This film has already spawned the predictable comparisons to Fawlty Towers that just aren't there, and the Guest House Paradiso itself is hardly Torquay!

Watch out for some excellently crafted dialogue amongst all the violence and mayhem.

If you don't like Bottom you'll probably hate this - but I loved it.


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