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Guesthouse Paradiso

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Giles Keyte


Richie and Eddie run Guesthouse Paradiso: possibly the worst hotel in the world. The drunken chef has eaten all the food and most of the guests have departed without paying. But things look up when the Nice family check in. Rummaging through the family's luggage, Richie finds exotic rubber underwear. Naturally he has to try them on. Interrupted, he hastily leaves his clothes in their bathroom and makes for the reception area.

There, beautiful actress Gina (having just jilted her fiancé Gino) wants to check in. Unsuitably dressed, Richie hides in the oven - but it ignites, fusing the underwear to his body. Eddie tries to remedy this with compressed air and a skewer - but the pants blow up, hurling Eddie onto the road. Still unconscious, a truck runs over his head, the jolt causing some fish to spill.

This, at least, eases the catering problem and Eddie incinerates the fishy windfall for dinner. Things take a turn for the worse when Mr Nice finds video evidence of Richie's panty-pilfering and threatens to sue. The guests also start to show signs of severe indigestion . . .


Type of film
Running Time
86 mins
35mm Kodak
Adrian Edmondson
Helen Parker, Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson
Sean Barton
Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
Director of Photography
Alan Almond
John Hayes
Colin Towns
Principal Cast
Rick Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Helene Mahieu, Vincent Cassel


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Last updated 26th November 2005

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