Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepherd, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by Ernest Reed, the owner of a run-down resort. Greedy developers are scheming to wrest Reed's coveted beachfront 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 denizens, as they break in the new "Club Paradise".Written by
The name of the charter plane company was "Joe's Airlines". Its slogan was "The Charter They Come". This blurb spoofed and referenced the earlier Jamaican movie The Harder They Come (1972) which starred Jamaican reggae singer Jimmy Cliff who also sings several songs on the soundtrack and co-stars in the movie. See more »
During the parasailing scene, the trees Andrea Martin heads for are not palm trees, but the trees she lands in are. See more »
[Watching a pro diver take a spectacular cliff dive off a waterfall with small crowd]
I could have done that dive if I didn't have the diarrhea.
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The initial credits are played over shots of the major characters, until the listing of the Flamboyants begins. See more »
The movie's slapstick was awful to the point of it being painful to watch, but I really enjoyed the witty banter and verbal jibes between the cast most of the time. There were plenty of times the film had me laughing out loud with their verbal jabs, but the physical comedy was so overacted, it looked like a silly, low budget comedy. It's a shame because this cast was fantastic and it should've played out a lot better than it did. I gave it 6 stars because it's still a fun movie and it's always a pleasure to see stars like Peter O'Toole and Robin Williams mixing it up with other comedic talents, even though this one falls a bit short.
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