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Paradise (1982)

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Gillard

Writer:

Stuart Gillard
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Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willie Aames ... David
Phoebe Cates ... Sarah
Tuvia Tavi Tuvia Tavi ... The Jackal
Richard Curnock Richard Curnock ... Geoffrey
Neil Vipond Neil Vipond ... Reverend
Aviva Marks ... Rachel
Joseph Shiloach ... Ahmed
Shoshana Duer ... Bedouin Woman
Jerry Rosen Jerry Rosen ... Jackals Bodyguard
Riki Halfon Riki Halfon ... Belly Dancer
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Storyline

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis - their paradise - where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If Only It Could Have Been Forever... See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,815,503, 9 May 1982

Gross USA:

$5,588,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,588,800
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Showtime Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First film as a director for Stuart Gillard. See more »

Goofs

Two chimpanzees mate and end up with a baboon baby. See more »

Quotes

David: My father told me it was wrong to look upon nakedness.
Sarah: Well, Adam and Eve were naked.
David: They were not, they wore leaves! Big ones.
Sarah: How do you know, were you there?
David: No, but I've seen lots of pictures in churches and they always wore leaves.
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical and original home video versions of this film both ran for 100 min. However, the MGM MovieTime release only runs for 96 min. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Blue Lagoon (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Paradise Theme
Sung by Phoebe Cates
Written and Produced by Joel Diamond and L. Russell Brown
Available on Columbia Records
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Rise of Phoebe Cates
10 September 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The first movie starring Phoebe Cates. She was a different kind of a star. This movie put her on the maps. She's definitely cute in this movie which is the attraction for the age group the movie was made for.

The movie is the '80s creation that included many teen oriented movies of that decade. It's pretty harmless, and out of the many teen actors of that era, Phoebe Cates was definitely one of the best looking.

That's about all there is to this movie. Producers must have thought that this is a bankable movie following the Blue Lagoon's format. The way they were dressed were almost a carbon copy of Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins in that movie.

I have to admit that we did get to see what we wanted to see, and that is Phoebe Cates in all her natural glory. Just for that it was worth the price of the ticket.


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