Club POLLadise: the soundtrack to the 1986 comedy Club Paradise

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This was a decidedly forgettable (and forgotten) film - a lightweight comedy with approximately the intellectual weight of "Revenge of the Nerds" or "Fletch." It starred Robin Williams, Jimmy Cliff, Peter O'Toole, Twiggy, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy. BUT I had the soundtrack on cassette and I still think there are some lost lite-reggae gems on it. Like if "The Harder They Come" had been influenced by Prozac.

Poll Results

Jimmy Cliff - The Lion Awakes 1
Jimmy Cliff - Brightest Star 0
Blue Riddim Band - Love People 0
Jimmy Cliff - Third World People 0
Jimmy Cliff - American Plan 0
Mighty Sparrow - Grenada 0
Well Pleased And Satisfied - Sweetie Come From America 0
Jimmy Cliff - You Can't Keep A Good Man Down 0
Jimmy Cliff/Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Seven-Day Weekend 0
Jimmy Cliff - Club Paradise 0

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:34 (three months ago) link

I often cite Pauline Kael's long review of the flick as one of the fruitful ways she kept from getting bored in 1985-1986. I like the film.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 May 2019 16:02 (three months ago) link

I always got this movie and One Crazy Summer confused. I know I've seen one of them, maybe both, but damned if I can remember. I'd like to think I wouldn't forget seeing Peter O'Toole in a beach party movie.

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Thursday, 30 May 2019 16:08 (three months ago) link

O'Toole is great in this, but also starting to fade.

There are some quality moments in it.

Williams's best line is something like, "I once knew another proud young black man. I gave him some advice: wear one glove. Just one glove. That man was Willie Mays."

The smarmy Barry and Barry played by Moranis and Levin.

Its most redeeming feature is Cliff himself, unsurprisingly. "There is a sickness in this place. And I am the doctor."

Of the songs, I like "Lion Awakes" and the Costello collab fine.

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:05 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 7 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

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