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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 fictional name of the island of St. Nicholas in the film is not unusual for the Carribean as several towns and isles have a "Saint" prefix in their names. These include St. Kitts (aka Saint Christopher Island), St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, and St. Catherine, Jamaica (where co-star Jimmy Cliff) was born. 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: Tree, what's happenin'?
[Tree offers Jack marijuana]
Jack Moniker: 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: Fight Club Paradise (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Written by Paul Francis Webster and Sammy Fain
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I heart this film....
27 February 2006 | by staceydeeSee all my reviews

I had to add a comment to this page because I couldn't believe that it only had a 4. something rating. I believe it deserves something much higher. I first saw this film about 15 years ago now, and ever since it has become one of my all time favorites. The comedy to the acting to the soundtrack all truly represent the best of 80's comedy film making. Either you love 80's films or you hate them. My husband hates them, which makes me wonder sometimes how I could've married a man that stands against everything I love about movies. The two Barry's are the best. "Barry - Barry... I scored"! I think I have watched this move about 50 times in my life and that is no exaggeration. I will watch it anytime its on. Jimmy Cliff delivers a soundtrack like no other. Every song could'va made one of his albums without anyone knowing it was Scored for a film. In fact I wish I could find where to buy the soundtrack as I have looked for years and have never been able to find it. Brian Doyle Murray is also hilarious in this film. Maybe it has to do with my childhood and experimenting with Reggae, and Drugs that made me fall in love with this film, but as I said it will always be one of my favorites and I hope everyone that loves 80's films gets to see this at least once.


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