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Club Paradise (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 July 1986 (USA)
A retired Chicago fireman partners with a reggae singer to turn a seedy Caribbean nightclub into a resort for affluent tourists. A crazy comedy co-starring Rick Moranis, Peter O'Toole, Eugene Levy, more.

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Harry Shearer (story) (as Ed Roboto), Tom Leopold (story) | 4 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Jack Moniker
Peter O'Toole ... Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes
Rick Moranis ... Barry Nye
Jimmy Cliff ... Ernest Reed
Twiggy ... Phillipa Lloyd
Adolph Caesar ... Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
Eugene Levy ... Barry Steinberg
Joanna Cassidy ... Terry Hamlin
Andrea Martin ... Linda White
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Voit Zerbe
Joe Flaherty ... Pilot
Steven Kampmann Steven Kampmann ... Randy White
Robin Duke ... Mary Lou
Mary Gross ... Jackie
Simon Jones ... Toby Prooth
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Storyline

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 redcard@ix.netcom.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The vacation you'll never forget -- no matter how hard you try.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise Island See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,152,296, 13 July 1986

Gross USA:

$12,308,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,308,521
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The 19th December 1984 edition of 'The Los Angeles Times' reported that star Bill Murray had withdrawn from this picture deciding to take six months off from film work after having completed two movies for the Columbia Pictures studios which had been Ghostbusters (1984) and The Razor's Edge (1984). See more »

Goofs

During the parasailing scene, the trees Andrea Martin heads for are not palm trees, but the trees she lands in are. See more »

Quotes

Jack Moniker: [takes a breath in the oxygen mask, then to Earnest, in a high voice] Now you stay here and honk if there's any troub...
[realizes his voice is higher]
Jack Moniker: Wait a minute!
[takes another breath in the mask, then annoyed]
Jack Moniker: This thing's helium. Goddamnit, I brought the wrong tank!
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Crazy Credits

The initial credits are played over shots of the major characters, until the listing of the Flamboyants begins. See more »


Soundtracks

Grenada
Performed by Mighty Sparrow
Written by Francisco Slinger
Courtesy of FS Records
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An 80's classic
31 October 2010 | by crown-16See all my reviews

I guess I'm an '80's boy because I have so much to remember, high school graduation, college, Navy service etc. etc. Yet it is the movies I remember the most and this is one of them.

It is cute and fun and with some great actors playing, so what if it didn't win any Oscars? Sure it wasn't gut bursting laughs by the minute, rather smiling all through the movie.

No. It is all about the beautiful warm feeling you get, like coming directly from the Caribbean sun itself. Laid back, cool music and a good time.

Pour yourself a drink (Bacardi perhaps?) watch it on a rainy winter evening with some company and you'll have a great time especially if you can remember yourself when you watched it for the first time.


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