Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
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Bet a Million/Mr. Irresistible 

Fred and Joan Wade gamble everything they own on their dream of building a grand resort hotel; and nondescript Chuck Huffman wants to be ultra-attractive to every woman who sees him.

Directors:

Cliff Bole, John Newland

Writers:

Steve Fisher, Ron Friedman (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Montalban ... Mr. Roarke
Hervé Villechaize ... Tattoo (as Herve Villechaize)
Henry Gibson ... Fred Wade
Jane Powell ... Joan Wade
John Schuck ... Chuck Huffman
Mabel King ... Lelani
Beverly Sanders ... Stephanie Marie
Mary Jo Catlett ... Carlotta Smith
Candice Rialson ... Cindy
Alana Stewart ... Nikki (as Alana Collins)
Rod McCary ... Ricky
Brian Cutler ... Barry
Reb Brown ... Greg
George Ball George Ball ... The Dealer
Ava Lazar ... Pearl
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Fred and Joan Wade gamble everything they own on their dream of building a grand resort hotel; and nondescript Chuck Huffman wants to be ultra-attractive to every woman who sees him.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Minor-interest
20 June 2017 | by skinnybertSee all my reviews

As the other reviewer notes, this is no great moment in TV broadcasting: fairly predictable, while serviceable if unremarkable acting mean you'd probably only watch this once.

The plot of the man who wants to be irresistible to women is already tired on its face, but you can at least expect to see women who are young, pretty and as revealingly dressed as late-70s broadcast TV would allow. More interesting is seeing the same attraction expressed by the full-bodied middle-aged black woman who maintains the house, although the episode doesn't pursue this very far.

The other story manages to bolster itself with a side detail that was really more interesting than its main issue -- namely, the addictive element of gambling.

Both stories thus pursue loss of perspective and the insecurity behind such loss, though not necessarily helpfully. And those late 70s leisure outfits are truly awful; those who lived through the late 70s may not really want to see it again, but that's how things were (at least, on TV).

MST3K alert: ten years before Space Mutiny, Reb Brown (a.k.a. Splint Chesthair, Slam Meatchunk, Big McLargeHuge, etc) is quite recognizable as one of three jealous boyfriends; he's in the blue shirt at the disco, and later appears poolside.


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