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Fantasy Island 

In this revival of the popular 1970s television series, Mr. Roarke and his three assistants run a tropical paradise where guests come in to have their wildest dreams and fantasies come true.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Malcolm McDowell ...  Mr. Roarke 13 episodes, 1998-1999
Mädchen Amick ...  Ariel 13 episodes, 1998-1999
Edward Hibbert ...  Harry 13 episodes, 1998-1999
Fyvush Finkel ...  Fisher 13 episodes, 1998-1999
Cherisse Lamoureux Cherisse Lamoureux ...  'Hotel employee' Pilot 13 episodes, 1998-1999
Louis Lombardi ...  Cal 11 episodes, 1998-1999
Tracy R. Bautista Tracy R. Bautista ...  Hotel employee 9 episodes, 1998-1999
Sylvia Sidney ...  Clia 7 episodes, 1998
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In this revival of the popular 1970s television series, Mr. Roarke and his three assistants run a tropical paradise where guests come in to have their wildest dreams and fantasies come true. Written by Phil Fernando

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Careful what you wish for. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla de la fantasía See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening episode, two elements of the original series Fantasy Island (1977) are referenced: the white suits (Roarke in this series makes a point of choosing black) and the infamous "The plane! The plane!" announcement (Roarke orders the underling who does this never to do it again). In a later episode we see a woman living in a trailer with a Ricardo Montalban commemorative plate. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Roarke: Mr. Barnes likes to flirt with death, but death is looking for a more permanent relationship.
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Follows Fantasy Island (1977) See more »

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Excellent show. Should NOT have been cancelled.
24 September 1999 | by Barry-73See all my reviews

I saw the first few episodes of this new version of Fantasy Island. I immediately loved it. But the time slot it was in (Saturday evening) was weird. Occasionally I forgot to watch. But then the TV station started pre-empting it with movies and what have you. Then it disappeared altogether. I think it should have been played on Sci-Fi. That might have helped. I can't believe it was canned in the first season! It kind of reminded me of The Twilight Zone, in some ways. I liked Malcom McDowell as Mr. Roarke, and I liked Ariel the shapeshifter. I also liked Fyvush Finkel as the travel agent. If this ever comes out on video, I will buy every episode. This show is high on my list of favorite TV shows. If it ever shows up on TV in reruns, it is a MUST-SEE!


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