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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

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Gene Levitt
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ricardo Montalban ...  Mr. Roarke 154 episodes, 1977-1984
Hervé Villechaize ...  Tattoo 132 episodes, 1977-1983
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Storyline

Fantasy Island is a unique resort in the Pacific Ocean, where there is very little that the mysterious overseer, Mr. Roarke, cannot provide. Visitors can experience adventures that should be impossible, but this island can deliver. However, what actually happens is often far more than they expect as they face challenges that test their character in ways they never imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla de la fantasía See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(157 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Robert Firth portrayed a caveman in season six, episode twenty-two, "Love Island/The Sisters". The initial outdoor sequences were filmed at Bronson Canyon, a local Hollywood park that was littered with broken glass and debris. During the exterior scenes, many of the actors, playing cavemen, vocalized their concerns about the location, as the scenes required them to perform barefoot. In an effort to avoid going over schedule, the actor's worries were dismissed. Faced with this resistance, Firth quickly organized the performers, and insisted that unless or until some sort of footwear could be provided, the filming should be postponed. In the end, suede sandals were distributed from the Wardrobe Department at Warner Brothers. See more »

Goofs

Despite the series being set on an unnamed Pacific island, it's clear from the vegetation and the terrain shown that it was in fact on the mainland of California. This is most obvious during fantasies which take place mostly in outdoor settings. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Tattoo: Da plane! Da plane!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Beware My Cheating Bart (2012) See more »

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Smiles Everyone, Smiles
11 August 2006 | by BumpyRideSee all my reviews

Originally, this show had a dark side to it which quickly disappeared. The dark side was replaced with silly problems brought on by it's "guest stars." Think of any washed up movie star and they made an appearance on this show. The exotic locale helped, with the plane bringing that week's stars to the island, flying over waterfalls, and mountains along the way. Mr. Roarke would always greet his guests and then turn to Tattoo and say something ominous to him about one of this weeks fantasies, just so we'd stay tuned. This was essentially a landlocked "Love Boat." It was harmless fluff and part of my formative years...how scary is that?


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