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Guest House Paradiso (1999)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agyatlan Apartman See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£672,979 (United Kingdom), 5 December 1999, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hélène Mahieu's only English language role. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mrs Hardy: [ordering breakfast] Where do your eggs come from?
Richard Twat: Ermm... Hen's vaginas?
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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 »

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

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90 minutes of brilliant depravity
6 December 1999 | by redkiwiSee all my reviews

A sign of what to expect in this film came when I spotted that this was the first (and probably the last) film to have in its credits a "Vomit Technician".

In what is a couple of hours of silly gags, hilarious violence and excellent slapstick humour.

This film was just what you'd expect from the Bottom boys, and it is great to see them back in their best form after Rik Mayall's life threatening accident.

Richie (Mayall) and Eddie (Edmondson) are too similar to their Bottom characters, if we can have any criticism at all, and Edmondson does a surprisingly good job in directing the film also.

This film has already spawned the predictable comparisons to Fawlty Towers that just aren't there, and the Guest House Paradiso itself is hardly Torquay!

Watch out for some excellently crafted dialogue amongst all the violence and mayhem.

If you don't like Bottom you'll probably hate this - but I loved it.


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