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Bare Essentials (1991)

An engaged couple leaves for an exotic vacation on a tropical island and finds happiness and love - just not with each other.

Director:

Martha Coolidge
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gregory Harrison ... Bill Buzell
Mark Linn-Baker ... Gordon Perkins
Lisa Hartman ... Sydney Wayne
Charlotte Lewis ... Tarita / the Native Girl
Manu Tupou ... Emile / Rental Boats
Largo Woodruff ... Lois Rice
Win De Lugo ... Miles Wilson (as Winston De Lugo)
Hans H. Eisler Hans H. Eisler ... Louis / Moratonga Police Chief
Ed Amatrudo ... Cal Minton
Bunny Bornn Bunny Bornn ... Marcy / Sydney's Secretary
Jodie Tanino Jodie Tanino ... The Concierge
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Storyline

An uptight Wall Street yuppie, Gordon Perkins, and his unhappy lawyer fiancee, Sydney Wayne, find themselves marooned on a tropical island in the middle of their exotic vacation. They seemed destined for disaster until they run into Bill Buzell, a former New York stockbroker, now living in paradise, who rescues Sydney from her vacation gone wrong, not to mention her fiancé - just as Gordon meets the luscious Tarita, a lonely native who shows him around her beguiling home. Hijinks ensue as the straight-laced couple find out how much fun - and how funny - a friendship of four people can be. Tarita inspires the uptight Gordon to loosen up while Bill reconsiders a more profitable career to support his new girlfriend in this hilarious case of mate-swapping mayhem. Written by Republic Pictures Home Video

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two gals. Two guys. One deserted island. Welcome to paradise.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beklenmeyen Aşk See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cool island movie to relax anyone!
19 February 2000 | by crazy-23See all my reviews

This movie deserves a 10 out of 10. It's totally funny, very sexy, and entirely enjoyable. Stressed out Gordon and sexy Sydney (played by Lisa Hartman) are on vacation and rent a sale boat. After unwinding under Sydney's sudden urges, the two wake up to find they are lost. They soon crash on an uninhabited tropical island only to find out that Bill, a former New York stockbroker, lives on the island. Bill takes Sydney out on some nature walks around the island and they hit it off real well…actually too well. I laughed so much watching Gordon in all his frustration. After spending the day chopping down a ‘shrub' in his determination to make a boat and get back to civilization, he completely looses it when Bill tells him it won't float. While his girlfriend is off with Bill, Gordon meets Tarita (played by Charlotte Lewis). For a TV movie I was surprised to see almost full exposure of her breasts. Coming up out of the water to meet Gordon for the first time, there is only a very thin strand of wet hair blocking her nipples. The rest of her wonderfully huge natural mounds are just gushing out around and clearly visible. So she gives Gordon's aching muscles a massage straddling his back – oh damn those beautiful globes are again just barely concealing her nipples! By the time the four of them meet up in the later afternoon, they've all switched partners. Bill is too drained and not in the mood for sex with his lovely islander girlfriend Tarita. To make a long story short, Bill loosens up and enjoys island life while Bill reconsiders a more financially profitable career to support his new girlfriend. This movie really got me hooked on Charlotte Lewis. She is a gorgeous babe and quite a hunk of ass! Enjoy this movie – I sure did!!!


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