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Paradise (1982)

After their caravan is attacked and their respective families butchered by Arab marauders, teenagers David and Sarah flee across the desert. But the desert is filled with danger from the elements, animals and the appetite of the Jackal.

Director:

Stuart Gillard

Writer:

Stuart Gillard
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willie Aames ... David
Phoebe Cates ... Sarah
Tuvia Tavi Tuvia Tavi ... The Jackal
Richard Curnock Richard Curnock ... Geoffrey
Neil Vipond Neil Vipond ... Reverend
Aviva Marks ... Rachel
Yosef Shiloach ... Ahmed (as Joseph Shiloach)
Shoshana Duer ... Bedouin Woman
Jerry Rosen Jerry Rosen ... Jackals Bodyguard
Riki Halfon Riki Halfon ... Belly Dancer
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Storyline

In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis - their paradise - where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

If Only It Could Have Been Forever... See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The title track sung by Pheobe Cates was a smash number one hit in Italy, being the second best selling single of all 1982. See more »

Goofs

David and Sarah continually mispronounce Geoffrey's name as "Joffrey." In fact, it's the British spelling of "Jeffrey," which is how it's pronounced. See more »

Quotes

David: My father told me it was wrong to look upon nakedness.
Sarah: Well, Adam and Eve were naked.
David: They were not, they wore leaves! Big ones.
Sarah: How do you know, were you there?
David: No, but I've seen lots of pictures in churches and they always wore leaves.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese DVD blurs over the scene of Willie Aames' full frontal nudity. See more »

Connections

Referenced in TruInside: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Paradise Theme
Sung by Phoebe Cates
Written and Produced by Joel Diamond and L. Russell Brown
Available on Columbia Records
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User Reviews

 
There are two reasons to watch this movie
29 April 2001 | by pattersonsmithSee all my reviews

The only two reasons to watch this movie are on Phoebe Cates chest. This is better than the movie it copies "Blue Lagoon", but that is saying very little. The best way to watch this movie is to have your finger on fast forward. There is a lot of wasted time that will put you to sleep. Unless you are specifically interested in seeing the the reasons previously mentioned, don't bother with this mess.


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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Israel

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,815,503, 9 May 1982

Gross USA:

$5,588,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,588,800
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Showtime Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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