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Club Paradise (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 July 1986 (USA)
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by... See full summary »

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Harry Shearer (story) (as Ed Roboto), Tom Leopold (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Jack Moniker
Peter O'Toole ... Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes
Rick Moranis ... Barry Nye
Jimmy Cliff ... Ernest Reed
Twiggy ... Phillipa Lloyd
Adolph Caesar ... Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
Eugene Levy ... Barry Steinberg
Joanna Cassidy ... Terry Hamlin
Andrea Martin ... Linda White
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Voit Zerbe
Joe Flaherty ... Pilot
Steven Kampmann Steven Kampmann ... Randy White
Robin Duke ... Mary Lou
Mary Gross ... Jackie
Simon Jones ... Toby Prooth
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Storyline

Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort, Ernest Reed. Greedy developers are schemeing to wrest Reed's coveted beach front property from him for non-payment of taxes. Jack comes to Ernest's rescue, and together they renovate and reopen the resort catering to affluent Americans. The film follows the zany exploits of the proprietors, guests and various colorful island denizans, as they break in the new "Club Paradise". Written by redcard@ix.netcom.com

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Taglines:

The vacation you'll never forget -- no matter how hard you try.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise Island See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,152,296, 13 July 1986

Gross USA:

$12,308,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,308,521
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Though featured in the film in a comedy sequence with star Robin Williams, The Kinks song "Apeman" does not feature on the movie's released soundtrack for the picture. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, when the dog jumps out of the window and lands on the life net, you can see that there are paw prints on the life net before the dog makes first contact with it, probably from a previous take. See more »

Quotes

Jack Moniker: You know, I knew another proud, young, black man, like yourself, once. And I gave him some advice too. I told him, wear one glove - just one glove. The rest was history.
Ernest Reed: Who was that?
Jack Moniker: Willie Mays.
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Crazy Credits

The initial credits are played over shots of the major characters, until the listing of the Flamboyants begins. See more »

Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Grenada
Performed by Mighty Sparrow
Written by Francisco Slinger
Courtesy of FS Records
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Incredible comedic cast, middling results
4 October 1999 | by cinefanSee all my reviews

Despite the presence of possibly the (collectively) funniest cast in the history of film, "Club Paradise" is only sporadically amusing. The weakness lies in the story (or lack thereof). The most effective moments are set pieces which have little to do with the main story, but are hilarious little character moments. Robin Williams heads a cast which includes Peter O'Toole and Jimmy Cliff. Second City and SCTV vet Harold Ramis directs a script by he and fellow Second City & SNL alum Brian Doyle-Murray (who also plays one of the villains of the piece), and fills it with a ton of other Second City vets including Joe Flaherty, Steven Kampmann, Robin Duke, Mary Gross, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, and Rick Moranis. Great reggae soundtrack, though!


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