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Club Paradise (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 July 1986 (USA)
A retired Chicago fireman partners with a reggae singer to turn a seedy Caribbean nightclub into a resort for affluent tourists. A crazy comedy co-starring Rick Moranis, Peter O'Toole, Eugene Levy, more.

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Harry Shearer (story) (as Ed Roboto), Tom Leopold (story) | 4 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

Second of three cinema movie collaborations of actor-comedians Rick Moranis and Harold Ramis whose last names both rhyme. The three theatrical feature films are Ghostbusters (1984), Club Paradise (1986), and Ghostbusters II (1989). All three pictures were made and first released during the 1980s decade. The pair are also both alumni of SCTV (1976) and are both seen in The Best of SCTV (1988), The Earth Day Special (1990), and SCTV Network (1981). 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: [takes a breath in the oxygen mask, then to Earnest, in a high voice] Now you stay here and honk if there's any troub...
[realizes his voice is higher]
Jack Moniker: Wait a minute!
[takes another breath in the mask, then annoyed]
Jack Moniker: This thing's helium. Goddamnit, I brought the wrong tank!
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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

Referenced in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Grenada
Performed by Mighty Sparrow
Written by Francisco Slinger
Courtesy of FS Records
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Great fun film
31 May 2004 | by RIchmond74455See all my reviews

I love Club Paradise, great soundtrack by Jimmy Cliff and the only Robin Williams movie I can say I truly enjoy.

Its a cute silly film, mostly disliked but a great post SCTV carry over cast with Eugene Levy and Rick moranis up to no good in the jungle.

Williams delivers and Peter O' Toole is so superior as "The Govenor" truly wry British humor is used at all times.

A great $4.99 value found recently for sale at Walgreens, pick it up and have a larf.

Cherrio caps!

-Sean in LA


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