Retroist Club Paradise Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Club Paradise Podcast. On this episode of the show, I talk all about the 1986 Robin William’s comedy, “Club Paradise”. I start off talking about how I can’t believe more people don’t like this film, and then I move onto the cast, the plot, the music and much more. As you might guess, I end the show, still in disbelief about the film’s lack of popularity. Hopefully this episode will help to convince a few people out there to give the film a chance or a second chance.

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Spottedfeather

    I’m guessing that it’s not popular because it’s not good. You can like it all you want, but that doesn’t make it any good. There are plenty of things that I enjoy that aren’t any good. Troll 2 and Screaming Skull, for example. Horrible movies…but fun to make fun of. I feel the same way about Going Berserk. I was always told that it was a hilarious John Candy movie (same with Nothing But Trouble.) But when I sat down to watch it, I couldn’t even make it 15 minutes into it. Just horrible.

    But enjoy whatever makes you happy.

    1. The Retroist

      I guess part of me hopes people just haven’t seen it, but it is probably just a movie blind spot I have.

  2. Drahken

    I saw it on hbo/cinemax back around 1990 or so & loved it.

  3. Atari Adventure Square

    This is one of those movies I barely remember watching (despite the high-calibre talent) back in the days of VHS rentals.
    I vaguely recall being disappointed because both main actors had done such terrifically films previously and this one was more of a mid-range effort, where the comedy stars didn’t cut loose.

    I’m sure I’d enjoy it more today, as a fond return to those VCR days, where these funny folks made our days brighter with just a smile.

    Thanks for the reminder, Retroist.

  4. darrenf

    Love the show, but man it was like nails on a chalkboard every time you said Harold RYMUS. 🙂

    1. The Retroist

      Not sure why I say his name like that, even after hearing people say Ray-mus, I can’t seem to get it through my thick skull. Can I blame this on my lingering NJ accent?

      (do not listen to the Ghostbusters podcast) 🙂

  5. darrenf

    No you cannot. I’m also from Joisey. 🙂 Either way, keep up the great work, absolutely LOVE your show, can’t get enough!

  6. Doug_M

    I love this movie! Saw it in the theatre, bought the sound track (still have it), rented it on VHS, watched it on TV. One of my all time favourites. I had no idea it was considered a bomb. Maybe it did better in Canada because of all the SCTV cast?

    I bought a Laser Disc player this past spring because, well I’m into retro of course. There is just something extra fun about watching movies of my youth with my son (8 yrs old) on laser disc. Star Wars, Super Man, Herbie the Love Bug. And now I have to get Club Paradise (he’s a little young for that yet).

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