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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.

Director:

Adrian Edmondson
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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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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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agyatlan Apartman See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the original promotional campaign for this film's cinema release, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson explicitly stated that it was "not Bottom" (hence the name differences, and other inconsistencies with the series in the movie) but they also said that they have pretty much always played the same characters for years (The Young Ones (1982), Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987), and Bottom (1991)) and this was just a new set. Perhaps the films not-so-stratospheric box-office success caused the studio to add "The Bottom Movie" on its video release. See more »

Goofs

Despite eating only one fish each, all the guests seem to vomit gallons of radioactive waste. See more »

Quotes

Mr Johnson: I merely brushed your arm!
Richard Twat: Well, we have already established that you're a liar, Mr Jones.
Mr Johnson: Look, Mr Twat...
Richard Twat: It's pronounced "Thwaite"!
Mr Johnson: Well, It's spelled twat.
[pointing at Richie's name on the desk]
Mr Johnson: T-W-A-T Twat!
Richard Twat: Could you keep your voice down please? We do have normal guests, as well.
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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 »

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Guest House Paradiso is Rik's and Ade's finest hour
29 August 2003 | by ian-sturrockSee all my reviews

Guest House Paradiso is Rik's and Ade's finest hour, given the big screen treatment it is way better than Bottom. I really do not understand why this film has such bad press is it Rik's reputation and his love hate relationship with the tabloids? The manic cartoonish violence, the bottom/toilet humour and schoolboy jokes are not everyone's cup of tea but Ade and Rik as their characters in the TV show are, are purposely absurd and unsophisticated characters, this is why internationally they are immediately recognisable and loved. Mayall and Edmondson do their best to craft a wonderfully crude film with humour that will be understood in ever country on the planet, if this is what they set out to do, to make an international popular hit, they succeeded hands down. So in my humble opinion this Guest House Paradiso is a stonking success and their finest hour.


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