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Paradise (1982)

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the... See full summary »

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Stuart Gillard

Writer:

Stuart Gillard
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willie Aames ... David
Phoebe Cates ... Sarah
Tuvia Tavi Tuvia Tavi ... The Jackal
Richard Curnock Richard Curnock ... Geoffrey
Neil Vipond Neil Vipond ... Reverend
Aviva Marks ... Rachel
Joseph Shiloach ... Ahmed
Shoshana Duer ... Bedouin Woman
Jerry Rosen Jerry Rosen ... Jackals Bodyguard
Riki Halfon Riki Halfon ... Belly Dancer
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Storyline

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis - their paradise - where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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If Only It Could Have Been Forever... See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paraíso See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,815,503, 9 May 1982

Gross USA:

$5,588,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,588,800
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Showtime Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Columbia Pictures sued the producers of this movie, because they said they had the rights to the Henry De Vere Stacpoole novel "The Blue Lagoon", which Columbia Pictures made into a movie two years earlier and strongly resembled this later movie. The case was settled out of court. See more »

Goofs

Two chimpanzees mate and end up with a baboon baby. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese DVD blurs over the scene of Willie Aames' full frontal nudity. See more »

Connections

Referenced in TruInside: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Paradise Theme
Sung by Phoebe Cates
Written and Produced by Joel Diamond and L. Russell Brown
Available on Columbia Records
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Paradise
8 November 1999 | by Smalling-2See all my reviews

At the end of the19. Century, two youngsters - an attractive heiress and a good-looking son of a missionary couple - are the only survivors of a massacre in Baghdad by a bloodthirsty sheik, who wants the girl for himself. Then they cross the desert to reach Damascus, but the sheik is after them.

Has-been, limply acted, dramatically empty and totally unconvincing period piece derived from "Blue Lagoon"; a curiously halting succession of Asian adventure and adolescent sex in breathtaking locations. Only for lovers of antique teenage romance and beautifully photographed pictures of tropical nature.


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