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Thunder in Paradise 

Randolph Spencer and Martin Brubaker were ex-Navy SEALS-turned-mercenaries who hired themselves out as soldiers of fortune for a very high fee. On their missions, Spence and Bru relied ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Hulk Hogan ...  Randolph J. 'Hurricane' Spencer 22 episodes, 1994
Chris Lemmon ...  Martin 'Bru' Brubaker / ... 22 episodes, 1994
Carol Alt ...  Kelly LaRew 22 episodes, 1994
Patrick Macnee ...  Edward Whitaker 22 episodes, 1994
Russ Wheeler Russ Wheeler ...  Thunder / ... 21 episodes, 1994
Ashley Gorrell Ashley Gorrell ...  Jessica Whitaker Spencer 19 episodes, 1994
Jimmy Hart Jimmy Hart ...  Jimmy 16 episodes, 1994
Ed Leslie Ed Leslie ...  Brutus / ... 14 episodes, 1994
Kiki Shepard Kiki Shepard ...  Trelawny 10 episodes, 1994
Jim Neidhart ...  Kawolski / ... 9 episodes, 1994
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Randolph Spencer and Martin Brubaker were ex-Navy SEALS-turned-mercenaries who hired themselves out as soldiers of fortune for a very high fee. On their missions, Spence and Bru relied heavily on Thunder, which was a souped-up, gadget-ridden speedboat originally built by Spence for the U.S. Government Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Danger. Excitement. Adventure. It's just another day in paradise

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Adventure

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caraïbes offshore See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Several of Hulk Hogan's wrestling colleagues make appearances throughout the series, including Jimmy Hart (Jammin' Jimmy), Ed Leslie (Brutus/The Beast), Jim Neidhart (Norman Kowalski), Jorge Gonzáles (Terremoto/Mortador), Ray Hernandez (Herc), Fred Ottman (Youssef), Steve Keirn (Leavit), Terry Funk (Amarillo Doaks) and Steve Borden (Hammerhead). See more »

Goofs

Disney's Polynesian Resort is visible in the background of many shots on the beach. See more »

Connections

Follows Thunder in Paradise II (1994) See more »

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Colorful TV vacation
5 September 2014 | by JaydoDreSee all my reviews

I really liked this show as a kid. You have to understand the context. Thunder in Paradise was not about the acting. Hulk Hogan can't act very well. He is not terrible, since all wrestlers get experience in acting, but Hulk has never risen above the wrestling-level of acting.

However, this show did combine a number of things that could really appeal to a boy living in the cold North:

1. The paradise. The blue water and palms sent you away from your rainy hometown on a little vacation. It's similar in effect to reading travel magazines or watching travel shows.

2. The boat, Thunder. It is awesome! It looked like a cooler version of the F117 stealth bomber. It had mini-guns and missiles and other spaceship tech. The show used computer generated effects for the boat transformations that even today look kind of OK. This thing was the true star of the show that kept me hooked.

3. The theme song. This has a lot to do with point 1 on this list. The holiday-themed song just helped transfer you to that vacation setting.

Thunder in Paradise was a colorful show. Blue water, green palms, orange explosions, etcetera. It was not about the acting or camera work or plot. The fact that it was silly only underlined the happy attitude it was going for.

If you were an adult when this show started playing, and especially if you were an adult living in a warm country, then I can see how you would not enjoy this show because it is not of the highest quality.


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