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Fantasy Island 

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The mysterious Mr. Roarke runs a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested by guests, but they rarely turn out as expected.

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Gene Levitt
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Ricardo Montalban ...  Mr. Roarke 154 episodes, 1977-1984
Hervé Villechaize ...  Tattoo 132 episodes, 1977-1983
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Storyline

Fantasy Island is a unique resort in the Pacific Ocean, where there is very little that the mysterious overseer, Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban), cannot provide. Visitors can experience adventures that should be impossible, but this island can deliver. However, what actually happens is often far more than they expect as they face challenges that test their character in ways they never imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The network wanted Orson Welles for Mr. Roarke, but Spelling rejected him, knowing of his irritable nature on sets. He also rejected the idea of a sexy female sidekick to join Roarke and Tattoo. See more »

Goofs

The "lagoon" where the seaplane arrives bringing each week's guests has no tide, nor wave action. In fact, it is so placid and calm that it is clearly a large pond on a controlled set and not the waterway on or near an island. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mr. Roarke: My dear guests! I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island!
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Hey, it wasn't that bad...
26 September 2005 | by tamepoetSee all my reviews

Notwithstanding a liberal dose of 70's cheese, I loved and love Fantasy Island--I actually learned a lot from the show, since they would occasionally base plots on Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Most Dangerous Game, and so forth. Mr. Roarke made an interesting God figure, an idea they played up in a few episodes. Most compelling of all is the idea that people go off on vacation to get what they want, and end up instead with what they need. Trite? Yes-- despite the rotating guest stars, it was basically a series of mini-soaps. Mockable points? Bunches, especially if you enjoy that sort of thing. And all those people you just saw goofing about on the Love Boat suddenly turning up and doing something semi- serious for a third of an hour could produce a fair amount of cognitive dissonance. But I maintain the show was still iconic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(157 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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