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Strangers in Paradise (1984)

| Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Mesmerist Jonathan Sage escapes Nazi Germany via a cryogenic tube. In the 1980s, a group of Fascist Americans thaw him out, hoping to use him as a way to rid their community of homosexuals,... See full summary »

Director:

Ulli Lommel

Writers:

Thom Jones (additional dialogue) (as Thom Campbell-Jones), Ulli Lommel | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulli Lommel ... Jonathan Sage / Hitler
Ken Letner Ken Letner ... Staggers
Thom Jones Thom Jones ... Larry Larkin
Cliff Brisbois Cliff Brisbois ... Ratcliffe
Paul Murray Paul Murray ... Dr. Tulip
Gloria McCord Gloria McCord ... Irma
Ann Price Ann Price ... Anita
Bette Chapel Bette Chapel ... Helen
Evakay Favia Evakay Favia ... Roxanne
Richard Green ... M.C.
Galyn Görg ... Hooker
Ula Hedwig Ula Hedwig ... Lesbian
Steve Adore Steve Adore ... Gay Man
Rick Chaff Rick Chaff ... Gambler
William Pettyjohn William Pettyjohn ... Singer of 'Hard Rock Cafe' (as Billy Pettyjohn)
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Storyline

Mesmerist Jonathan Sage escapes Nazi Germany via a cryogenic tube. In the 1980s, a group of Fascist Americans thaw him out, hoping to use him as a way to rid their community of homosexuals, free-thinkers, and other "radicals." The story is interspersed with many rock dance numbers. Written by Joe Arthur <tenebrae50@hotmail.com>

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fascist | 1980s | nazi | cryogenics | 1940s | See All (10) »

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Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

The Hypnotist See more »

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New West Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ulli Lommel's actual singing can be heard in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bunheads: A Nutcracker in Paradise (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Rock
Written by Richard Green & Roddy Matthews
Performed by Richard Green & The Different Step
Produced by Roddy Matthews & Richard Green
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Favorite bad musical
22 November 2005 | by Tura23See all my reviews

Strangers in Paradise is a lost classic which deserves its place in the pantheon of B-grade musicals right next to Can't Stop the Music and The Apple! The film is about a Wiemar era hypnotist who goes into cryogenic suspension in order to escape Hitler only to be thawed out by an ultra conservative political party who use him to further their own agenda.

Most of the story is told in musical numbers, and no 80's genre is left unsullied! Devo style art-rock, hair metal, and pretty much anything that was on MTV in 84' is trotted out, often with unintentionally hilarious results. My VHS copy of this is the pride of my bad musical collection.


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