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Guest House Paradiso (1999)

Richie and Eddie, a perverted loser and his alcoholic partner in crime, run the worst hotel in Britain: the Guest House Paradiso.


Adrian Edmondson




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rik Mayall ... Richard Twat
Adrian Edmondson ... Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba
Bill Nighy ... Mr. Johnson
Kate Ashfield ... Mrs. Hardy
Steven O'Donnell ... Chef (as Steve O'Donnell)
Fenella Fielding ... Mrs. Foxfur
Charles Cartmell Charles Cartmell ... Newscaster
Vincent Cassel ... Gino Bolognese
Hélène Mahieu Hélène Mahieu ... Gina Carbonara
Paul Garcia Paul Garcia ... Screen Lover
Sophia Myles ... Saucy Wood Nymph
Emma Pierson ... Saucy Wood Nymph
Anna Madeley ... Saucy Wood Nymph
Simon Pegg ... Mr. Nice
Lisa Palfrey ... Mrs. Nice


Richard "Richie" Twat and Edward "Eddie" Elizabeth Ndingombaba are two losers who run Guest House Paradiso, the worst hotel in the UK. Guest House Paradiso is next-door to a nuclear power plant, The chef is a illegal immigrant and the waiter is a mental patient who has escaped from a mental hospital. Once the guests check-in, they are dying to check-out. Richie and Eddie's luck is about to change when Gina Carbonara, a Italian movie star checks in and is hiding away from her horrible fiancé Gino Bolognese and the Nice family checks in and Richie discovers Mr. and Mrs. Nice has a rubber bra and underpants. But all hell breaks loose when Richie and Eddie serves radioactive fish to the guests for supper and Gino has tracked Gina down and the guests become very sick. Written by Daniel Williamson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gross humor, comic violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Those paying close attention would have noticed that the neighboring power station is a subtle rude joke. The smoking tower and the two domes below are amusingly (albeit juvenile) shaped to resemble a penis and testicles. See more »


Around the time Eddie can be heard to say, "No! No! Not the fridge!" string is visible pulling the lamp that is knocked sideways. See more »


Richard Twat: Pheeb. One boiled egg.
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Crazy Credits

A scence with Richie, Eddie and Gina on a beach in the caribbean, running "Beach House Paradiso", a bar, is shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film aired on the Star Movies channel, all the 'F' words were removed. See more »


References Big Trouble in Little China (1986) See more »

User Reviews

slapstick gods
6 August 2006 | by Swannee13See all my reviews

i had been looking for this film for so long before i found it, i had seen it when i was younger and loved it, after my second viewing i still loved it and i still do.

this is a love/hate film, if you like bottom, young ones, the comic strip, then you will find this funny. If you don't like that kind of humour then don't bother. I love this film and have grown up with these comedy programmes, for me this film is simply placing their comic genius on the big screen.. It is not an award winner by any means but if you just want good wholesome slapstick then this is it!

the film lacks the quality of the TV series and this is usually the case with films but it still has enough material to keep you laughing even if a lot of the jokes are pretty similar to their previous work.

yes, the humour is a little childish and not to everyone's taste but sometimes you just need that in a film.

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Release Date:

3 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Guest House Paradiso See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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