Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by...
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Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (... See full summary »
Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.
Richard B. Shull,
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort, Ernest Reed. Greedy developers are schemeing to wrest Reed's coveted beach front property from him for non-payment of taxes. Jack comes to Ernest's rescue, and together they renovate and reopen the resort catering to affluent Americans. The film follows the zany exploits of the proprietors, guests and various colorful island denizans, as they break in the new "Club Paradise". Written by
The picture's working, pre-release, and original script titles were "Island Jack", "Paradise Island", and "Club Sandwich" respectively. See more »
Near the beginning of the movie, when the dog jumps out of the window and lands on the life net, you can see that there are paw prints on the life net before the dog makes first contact with it, probably from a previous take. See more »
Tree, what's happenin'?
[Tree offers Jack marijuana]
Oooooh, no thanks. Last time I smoked that stuff they found me on top of the Sears tower trying to build a nest.
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The initial credits are played over shots of the major characters, until the listing of the Flamboyants begins. See more »
Despite the presence of possibly the (collectively) funniest cast in the history of film, "Club Paradise" is only sporadically amusing. The weakness lies in the story (or lack thereof). The most effective moments are set pieces which have little to do with the main story, but are hilarious little character moments. Robin Williams heads a cast which includes Peter O'Toole and Jimmy Cliff. Second City and SCTV vet Harold Ramis directs a script by he and fellow Second City & SNL alum Brian Doyle-Murray (who also plays one of the villains of the piece), and fills it with a ton of other Second City vets including Joe Flaherty, Steven Kampmann, Robin Duke, Mary Gross, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, and Rick Moranis. Great reggae soundtrack, though!
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