Fantasy Island: Season 1, Episode 12

The Over the Hill Caper/Poof! You're a Movie Star (15 Apr. 1978)

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A blackmail victim and his three aging buddies put their gang back together one last time to defeat the blackmailer; and a young woman revels in her fantasy of being a movie star -- till the director requests that she appear nude.

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Bill
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Liz Perry
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Shirley Russell
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Spencer Randolph
Foster Brooks ...
Frank 'Spider' Randall
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Arthur Gantman
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Burt 'Fingers' Lonegan
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Curtis Jackson
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Winnie McLaine (as Harriet Nelson)
Jordan Clarke ...
Tommy Prentiss
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Desmond Vaughn
Harv Selsby ...
Vince Gregory
Jim Galante ...
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A blackmail victim and his three aging buddies put their gang back together one last time to defeat the blackmailer; and a young woman revels in her fantasy of being a movie star -- till the director requests that she appear nude.

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The old geezers return
14 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another of the fluffier variety of Fantasy Island, and it stars many veteran actors including Ray Bolger, Foster Brooks(not drunk here), Phil Foster(Laverne & Shirley), Tom Ewell, Barbi Benton(1st of 8 episodes), and Herb Edelman, who was a hoot as a studio head. Without going into much detail about either segment(would take too long), I would have to say I preferred the one with the old gang getting back together again to foil a blackmailing scheme around Spencer's(Bolger)wealthy wife Winnie, played by Harriet Nelson. The old guys had decent chemistry and offered a few funny moments, and I especially enjoyed the performance of a sober Brooks. This segment also had a decent atmosphere around a very large house for which the gang has to break in to steal a file in order to thwart the blackmail. The other segment stars Fantasy Island veteran Barbi Benton, and her fantasy is the usual one to gain popularity as a movie star, although she soon discovers that it's not all it's cracked up to be. Joanna Barnes(Liz)is solid as Shirley's(Benton)agent, and warns her that it's tough to be in show business, and as I said above, Edelman is delightful as Arthur Gantman, as he basically insists Shirley perform a nude scene. At first she seems receptive to the idea, but after thinking about it, she refuses and thus ends her acting career, even though in real life, Benton has posed nude several times. Neither story is very strong, but it's always good to see old faces that once graced our screens many years ago.


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