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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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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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Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 December 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Agyatlan Apartman  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£672,979 (UK) (3 December 1999)

Gross:

£1,470,458 (UK) (24 December 1999)
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The scene in which Ritchie yanks Eddie's head back with a hook up his nose was shot with the action in reverse, then played backwards in the final cut. To achieve this, Adrian Edmondson learned to phonetically pronounce the phrase "Excuse me one moment" backwards. See more »

Goofs

When the burning crate falls down the stairs, with Rick still in it, how heavily it is burning completely changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mrs Foxfur: I really must have some more sherry!
[passes out]
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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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dark British comedy
28 August 2004 | by (cambridge, england) – See all my reviews

bottom at its absolute highest perfection. who ever says slap stick comedy is dead and boring is completely wrong. not that this film will only appeal to those who are of a masculine nature. this is another quality British dark comedy with many many jokes not violence related, but it helps if you can let your senses go and laugh at the sheer stupidity of it all.

this is a true example of thriving British ingenuity and homegrown talent hats off to them. on a performance level it reminds me very much of the early works of the marx brothers where the same level of enthusiasm and devotion are present in their acting styles, resulting in a performance where the audience can really engage the innate human desire to see others suffer, yet to be detached and still feel safe, much like the principle many TV chat shows operate on. a truly marvelous bit of manipulation leaving all parties feeling better off.


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