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.
Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.
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Joey gets 2 days to sell 12 cars to keep his job and keep his girlfriends happy. It gets worse. He's juggling 3 buyers when a guy with a machine gun crashes into the car dealership and takes everybody hostage.
1962, after Yale graduation, womanizing Lawrence flees a gambling debt that his rich dad won't pay. He takes his roomie's place as Peace Corps Volunteer in Thai Golden Triangle with 2 other PCVs. Will he survive 2 years?
Joyce and Hal Harrison have a perfect marriage until Joyce asks her favorite daytime talk show host Martin Mull to visit their small town in Ohio and shoot an episode of his TV show there. Hal quickly becomes jealous and acts out on it.
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
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 »
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 »
[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]
Wait a minute!
[takes another breath in the mask, then annoyed]
This thing's helium. Goddamnit, I brought the wrong tank!
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The initial credits are played over shots of the major characters, until the listing of the Flamboyants begins. See more »
I guess I'm an '80's boy because I have so much to remember, high school graduation, college, Navy service etc. etc. Yet it is the movies I remember the most and this is one of them.
It is cute and fun and with some great actors playing, so what if it didn't win any Oscars? Sure it wasn't gut bursting laughs by the minute, rather smiling all through the movie.
No. It is all about the beautiful warm feeling you get, like coming directly from the Caribbean sun itself. Laid back, cool music and a good time.
Pour yourself a drink (Bacardi perhaps?) watch it on a rainy winter evening with some company and you'll have a great time especially if you can remember yourself when you watched it for the first time.
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