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Club Paradise (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 July 1986 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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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

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

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11 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Club Sandwich  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,308,521
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Trivia

The picture's working, pre-release, and original script titles were "Island Jack", "Paradise Island", and "Club Sandwich" respectively. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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


Soundtracks

Seven-Day Weekend
Performed by Jimmy Cliff & Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Produced by Nick Lowe & Colin Fairley
Written by Elvis Costello & Jimmy Cliff
Courtesy of Columbia Records & Rivera Global Record Productions Limited
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Incredible comedic cast, middling results
4 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

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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