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Exit to Eden (1994)

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Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, ... See full summary »

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writers:

Anne Rice (novel), Deborah Amelon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Lisa
Paul Mercurio ... Elliot
Rosie O'Donnell ... Sheila
Dan Aykroyd ... Fred
Hector Elizondo ... Martin
Stuart Wilson ... Omar
Iman ... Nina
Sean O'Bryan ... Tommy
Stephanie Niznik ... Diana
Phil Redrow Phil Redrow ... Richard
Sandra Taylor ... Riba (as Sandra Korn)
Julie Hughes Julie Hughes ... Julie
Laurelle Mehus Laurelle Mehus ... Heidi
Tom Hines ... Nolan
Alison Moir ... Kitty (as Allison Moir)
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Storyline

Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, where they try to retrieve the film. Elliot begins falling in love with Lisa, the head mistress of the island, and Lisa must evaluate her feelings about Elliot and her own motivations. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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To crack this case, these two cops will have to flash more than their badges.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity and sex-related scenes | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Club Eden: L'Île aux fantasmes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,012,695, 16 October 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,841,570
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Savoy Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Sarandon turned down the role of Lisa Emerson. See more »

Goofs

The morning after Lisa spends the night with Elliot, she is sitting on her balcony drinking tea. She puts down the tea cup, then a moment later it jumps back into her hand. See more »

Quotes

Fred Lavery: An alternative lifestyle. DO you know what that is? That's just a phrase deviants use to cover up their sex lives.
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Hector Elizondo's title credit is prefixed by 'As Usual', referring to the number of times Elizondo has appeared in films directed by Garry Marshall See more »

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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Racy S & M Drama/Comedy
11 April 1999 | by Ride-3See all my reviews

Anne Rice's novel "Exit To Eden" dealt with a jaded S & M dominatrix who unexpectedly fell in love with one of her submissives and goes to New Orleans to do a little soul searching. Garry Marshall's film version deals with Elliot Slater who travels to the S & M fantasy island of Eden to deal with his sexual fantasies. There he meets camp commander Mistress Lisa and the two fall in love and travel to New Orleans so Lisa can see where her mother grew up. This film was viciously panned by critics and audiences, but I think it is one of the 90's best movies. If you like spicy, sexual, funny stories, then Exit To Eden might just hit the spot for you.


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