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Fantasy Island 

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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

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Gene Levitt
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ricardo Montalban ...  Mr. Roarke 154 episodes, 1977-1984
Hervé Villechaize ...  Tattoo 132 episodes, 1977-1983
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Storyline

Fantasy Island is a unique resort in the Pacific Ocean, where there is very little that the mysterious overseer, Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban), cannot provide. Visitors can experience adventures that should be impossible, but this island can deliver. However, what actually happens is often far more than they expect as they face challenges that test their character in ways they never imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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Fantasy Island See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(157 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Very little is known about the man known only as Mr. Roarke. Many people close to him, including past lovers, have referred to him only as "Roarke". He is the sole owner and proprietor of Fantasy Island. Roarke's actual age is a complete mystery. In the pilot, he comments how the guests who come to his island are "so mortal" and there are hints throughout the series that suggest Roarke may be immortal. See more »

Goofs

The "lagoon" where the seaplane arrives bringing each week's guests has no tide, nor wave action. In fact, it is so placid and calm that it is clearly a large pond on a controlled set and not the waterway on or near an island. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mr. Roarke: Smiles, everyone, smiles!
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Connections

Referenced in Whovians: Smile (2017) See more »

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Hypnotic t.v.
25 May 2002 | by WalterFrithSee all my reviews

'Fantasy Island' was a show that remained an enigma as far as its main character was concerned. Ricardo Montalban's Mr. Roarke was a well dressed mystery man who, for a price, could make your fantasy come true on his tropical island and every week, a new group of characters would come to the island and a few different stories would evolve. As quality television, it didn't get a lot of respect from its peers but it was one of those cult like shows that had a following that seemed to die off quickly which explains why its almost impossible to find it anywhere in syndication. I enjoyed it mildly but it was by no means classic television.


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