Fantasy Island: Season 2, Episode 19

Spending Spree/The Hunted (24 Feb. 1979)

TV Episode  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 11 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Sally Glover and Esther Bolling are given half a million dollars but have trouble spending it. Thrill-seeking hunter Charles Wesley unexpected becomes the prey.

Director:

Writers:

, (creator), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spending Spree/The Hunted (24 Feb 1979)

Spending Spree/The Hunted (24 Feb 1979) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fantasy Island.
« Previous Episode | 35 of 154 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mr. Roarke (as Ricardo Montalbán)
...
...
Sally Glover
Khigh Dhiegh ...
Colonel Chan
Lola Falana ...
Esther Bolling
...
General Lin Sun
...
Blindman
...
John Myhers ...
Phil Collins
Byron Morrow ...
Mr. Dow
Lester Fletcher ...
Mr. Swit
Patrick Spohn ...
Mr. Hudson
Ingrid Wang ...
Li
Dede Howard ...
Lana (as De De Howard)
Laura Corn ...
Dana
Edit

Storyline

Two best friends come to the island to compete in a shopping challenge wherein they have to spend a certain amount of money and who spends all their money first wins. They try to keep things friendly but the reality of the competition sinks in and their friendship is tested. A hunter comes to the island looking for a new challenge. And what Roarke wants him to do is to photograph a man who is a President who is both loved and hated by his people. He tries to do it but is captured and accused of being an assassin. The President later tells him that he is going to release him and hunt him like an animal. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 1979 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

barely bearable
6 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode wasn't very strong, nor did anything happen that was too memorable, other than a decent performance by James Shigeta. I know that this show can't have 2 stories of a sinister nature, especially back in 1979, but sometimes one story is so fluffy that it hurts the overall quality of an episode. The story I'm referring to here has 2 woman that are given an enormous amount of money to spend before the fantasy's over; Diana Canova, who was everywhere back then, and Lola Falana star here, as we get to see who spends their cash the quickest in order to keep whatever they buy. Normally, Mr. Rourke has a motive to keep people honest in regards to their fantasies, and I applaud that, but I'm not certain in this case. The girls were friendly to begin with for most of the fantasy, and they both leave the island in the same manner, so I wonder what the point actually was. It wasn't a poor segment, but simply boring. In the other better, but not great story, Stuart Whitman(he was just in another episode only weeks before)stars as a hunter who has a fantasy of hunting something more exciting than usual; instead of a gun, he's given a camera on the end of a gun in order to take a picture of ruthless General Lin Sun, played mighty fine by Shigeta. Long story short, Charles(Whitman)is captured, but this time around, he's the hunted one, as Sun allows him to leave the prison so that he can hunt Charles down in a game of life and death. The hunt isn't exactly the greatest ever filmed, but it suffices and was the better story, especially Shigeta's performance.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was anyone else creeped out. . . DianneBellmont
Loved this show as a kid, but find it unwatchable as an adult jillian.diamond
Which male/female would you? beatleguy64-429-364588
What would your fantasy be? brunhilda2013
When can we see Fantasy Island reruns in the US! bnb-8
What would you like to do at Fantasy Island? wdearth
Discuss Spending Spree/The Hunted (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?