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Fantasy Island 

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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but 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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Cast

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, 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1979 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla de la fantasía See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(157 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The customized Volare seen throughout the series was part of a product placement deal with Chrysler Corporation, since Ricardo Montalban had been a spokesman for their television commercials dating back to 1975. He promoted the Chrysler Cordoba and mid 1980s New Yorker sedans. Also, the Volare is the ancestor of the modern-day midsize SUV and crossover, although the Chrysler F platform vehicles (Volare, Aspen, and its J and M derivatives, Diplomat, LeBaron, Mirada, Fifth Avenue, Imperial) were rear wheel drive. See more »

Goofs

Despite the series being set on an unnamed Pacific island, it's clear from the vegetation and the terrain shown that it was in fact on the mainland of California. This is most obvious during fantasies which take place mostly in outdoor settings. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mr. Roarke: Smiles, everyone, smiles!
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Connections

Referenced in Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994) See more »

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I hope seeing seasons 2-7 on DVD isn't just a fantasy!
23 May 2011 | by classiccatSee all my reviews

As a teenager in the 70's, this was one of my favorite TV shows. I thought it had a truly unique and amazing idea for a show and there was nothing else like it on TV. I remember being instantly hooked on the show and looked forward to seeing the different guest stars each week fulfill their fantasies or dreams. Each fantasy was like a different show within that hour long period and each fantasy never seemed to turn out the way you thought it would which made the show even more interesting. Ricardo Montalban and (Da Plane!, Da Plane!) Herve Villachaize were great in their roles as hosts of Fantasy Island. I still love watching it and see it has fun and nostalgic. And in my opinion I still think it holds up well for that unique style all its own. After all it must've been a little special to last seven seasons and I hope eventually they all make their way to DVD!


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