Club Paradise (1986)



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In this comedy, Jack Moniker (Robin Williams) and Ernest Reed (Jimmy Cliff) become partners in a deal to modernize a run-down Caribbean resort and turn it into a swank attraction for the rich and playful. Jack leaves behind his life as a fireman and Ernest hops to convert his talents as a reggae singer into administrative prowess. Multiple sketches involve a range of quirky and complaining guests at the resort, and exactly how their complaints are handled. In the meantime, the corrupt prime minister of the island (Adolph Caesar) plans to sell the lot to an international corporation.
PG-13 (adult situations/language)
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Warner Home Video

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Robin Williams
as Jack Moniker
Peter O'Toole
as Gov. Anthony Cloyden Hayes
Rick Moranis
as Barry Nye
Jimmy Cliff
as Ernest Reed
as Phillipa Lloyd
Adolph Caesar
as Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
Eugene Levy
as Barry Steinberg
Andrea Martin
as Linda White
Joanna Cassidy
as Terry Hamlin
Brian Doyle-Murray
as Voit Zerbe
Steven Kampmann
as Randy White
Mary Gross
as Jackie
Robin Duke
as Mary Lou
Bill Curry
as Helmut
Simon Jones
as Loby Prooth
Carey Lowell
as Fashion Model
Bill W. Curry
as Helmut
Louis Zorich
as Swiss Businessman
Bruce McGill
as Dave the Fireman
Carl Bradshaw
as Cab Driver
as Jail Cell Guard
Charles Hyatt
as Mr. Banks
Arthur Brown
as Opposition Leader
Joe Dorsey
as Data Processing Supervisor
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Critic Reviews for Club Paradise

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8)

A frenetically unfunny and charmless movie.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

What's fresh about Ramis and Doyle-Murray's brand of comedy is that they're not one-liner wordsmiths, they're social satirists. They find humor in the subversion of a stable social community.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The whole, crowded thing begins to resemble a low-brow Nashville.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

There certainly is a lot of talent involved in Club Paradise... But most often, the level of humor is rather like that of those entertainments put on by summer campers for their own amusement.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

There are enough funny skits in Club Paradise to make for a good hour of SCTV, where most of the cast is from, but too few to keep this Club Med satire afloat for 104 minutes.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

The movie is painless, and everybody associated with it is good company, but considering the obvious effort and the expense that went into it, the result should have been much, much better.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Club Paradise

Funny cast, bad movie.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Yes, this movie has a ton of great stars, but what're they doing in this movie? Not much. The story is predictable and sometimes boring. Overall, it's just okay.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A couple of funny moments, but it's real hit or miss. I will however be adding "drug crazed nipple factory" to my vocabulary.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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