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[[caption-width-right:350:"What do you expect me to do? Resist all temptations on this island?"]]

[[BeautyContest The search for a new Miss Manila Sunshine is on]]. Prizes include a trip to California, a house and lot, a brand new car and a substantial amount of money. Four lovely young ladies from all walks of life join, and are chosen as finalists. Suzanne (Jennifer Cortez)/Serafina (Lovi Poe) is a [[UpperClassTwit bored heiress]] who wants to get out of the country for the summer. The [[TheIngenue overprotected]] Dina (Dina Bonnevie)/Virginia (Heart Evangelista) hates depending on her brother for rides, and wants a car of her own. Bambi (Bambi Arambulo)/Pura (Solenn Heussaff) is a beauty pageant veteran who has [[ImpoverishedPatrician fallen on]] [[PrincessInRags hard times]] from [[ConspicuousConsumption her frivolous parties]]. Azenith (Azenith Briones)/Cristina (Marian Rivera) is a [[ConMan con]] [[FemmeFatale artist]] who aims for the house and lot, and plans to [[CastingCouch seduce the judges]] with the help of her boyfriend.

All finalists and judges board a yacht for the pageant finals. Also on board is the [[CampGay pageant coordinator Joshua]] (Jonas Sebastian/John Lapus), his [[LoverAndBeloved boy toy/photographer protégé]] Ricardo (Ricky Belmonte/Mikael Daez), [[ServiceSectorStereotypes the no-nonsense waiter Umberto]] (Domingo Sabado/Tom Rodriguez), Suzanne's [[BeleagueredAssistant loyal]] [[OldRetainer maid]] [[YesMan Maria/Nympha]] (Deborah Sun/Rufa Mae Quinto), and the [[StalkingIsLove stowaway smitten with Dina]], Alfredo (Alfie Anido/Aljur Abrenica).

[[AbandonShip But a fire breaks out and sinks the yacht!]] These people then jumped overboard and washed up together on a barren [[FarSideIsland desert island]], forced to tolerate hunger, heat, thirst, lust... and each other.

''Temptation Island'' (1980) is considered as director Joey Gosiengfiao's masterpiece. It has been considered the [[SoBadItsGood crown jewel]] of {{Camp}}, and [[CultClassic the Bible of witticisms]] to [[TheEighties a generation]] of [[UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} Filipino]] cineastes. It was adapted for the stage with gay actors playing the beauty contestants. [[TheRemake A faithful 2011 update]] was helmed by Chris Martinez and became a box-office hit.

Not to be confused with the RealityTV show.

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!!Temptation Island provides examples of:
* AbandonShip - A fire in the yacht was set off accidentally by Umberto's cigarette. He dropped it as he tried to catch Alfredo, whom he discovered hiding in the crew's quarters.
* [[BagOfHolding Box Of Holding]] - Suzanne/Serafina's maid Maria/Nympha lugs around her make-up box, full of accessories like silk scarves, sunglasses, Walkmans/iPods, a hair dryer and ''an ironing board''. [[SubvertedTrope It contains nothing that can help with their situation]].
* BeautyContest - The Miss Manila Sunshine pageant kicked off everything.
* BeverageSpill - Tonio splashes Azenith/Cristina with the cocktail she requested, after Tonio caught her flirting with Alfredo.
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding - Soldiers spotted them by helicopter and rescued them shortly after they ate Joshua's corpse. The contest went on, [[DueToTheDead with Joshua commemorated on coronation night]]. Suzanne won by being [[NiceToTheWaiter nice to Maria in her Q&A]]. In the remake, Serafina [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections won the contest via her connections.]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[NiceToTheWaiter Nice To The Maid]] - Suzanne/Serafina finally learns to be this to Maria/Nympha. She [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming publicly thanks Maria/Nympha and presents her to the audience's applause]]. She takes her along on the California trip. They even swear to see [[Series/CharliesAngels "Parra Fusit"]] in the original, and Music/JustinBieber in the remake!]]
** [[spoiler: RelationshipUpgrade - Ricardo and Bambi/Pura get married. It took a little more effort for Alfredo to win Dina/Virginia back. In the original, Azenith reluctantly settles for SlapSlapKiss domesticity with [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Tonio]], much to Umberto's grief.]]
*** [[spoiler: HighHeelFaceTurn - In the remake, Cristina left Tonio and a life of crime for [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Umberto]] and respectability.]]
* BlackComedy
* TheCameo - The 2011 version featured socialites [[http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Tessa_Prieto-Valdez Tessa Prieto-Valdez]] and [[http://www.fashionista-101.co.uk/tim-yap/ Tim Yap]].
** RemakeCameo - Azenith Briones became the pageant's corporate sponsor. Deborah Sun became Pura's mother, Nenuca.
* {{Camp}}
* CampGay - Joshua.
** [[spoiler: BuryYourGays - He's the only casualty among the castaways. He [[DespairEventHorizon lost the will to live]] after Ricardo chose to be with Bambi/Pura.]]
** PetHomosexual - Tries to be this to the "upper-upper" Suzanne/Serafina. [[spoiler: Suzanne/Serafina is somewhat sympathetic as they watch Ricardo flirt with Bambi/Pura. Otherwise, she condescends to him as she does everyone else.]]
* CastingGag - In the 1980 version, Anita Linda played Bambi's mother, Nenuca. [[ShoutOut "Nenuca" was the name of a character Anita Linda once played.]]
* [[ConMan Con Artists]] [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Who Don't Do Anything]] - Azenith/Cristina, and her boyfriend Tonio, are [[InformedAbility "damn good crook(s)."]]. They were not able to engage in their work [[JustifiedTrope because the shipwreck ruined their plans]].
** [[CastingCouch Coronation Couch]] - Both of them intended to work the judges.
-->'''Azenith/Cristina''': ...There are a lot of old men on the second board of judges. The dirtiest, and the oldest!
-->'''Tonio''': And aren't they your forte?
-->'''Azenith/Cristina''': And yours are the cougars!
** FemmeFatale - Azenith/Cristina. "I'm a big-time bitch... people think lowly of you because they believe your main tool is your body. But they're wrong. It's your brains!"
* [[spoiler: DarkestHour - Helicopters fly ahead. The castaways wave vigorously, but somehow they weren't seen. [[EarnYourHappyEnding After resigning themselves to their doom and resolving their petty fights, the choppers come back]] for them.]]
* DeadpanSnarker - The castaways. Queen of Snark is either [[UpperClassTwit Suzanne/Serafina]] or [[CampGay Joshua]].
* DesertedIsland - It's vast [[FarSideIsland but barren except for sparse and inedible shrubbery.]]
* [[spoiler: DespairEventHorizon - Joshua realized that he lost Ricardo to Bambi/Pura. This makes him lose the will to survive.]]
* DoNotGoGentle - Some examples:
** Suzanne/Serafina rummages through her make-up box and finds her Walkman/iPod. Everyone appreciates the music. Azenith/Cristina notes, "No water, no food, (no signal). Let's dance!" [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And they all do.]]
** Another Azenith/Cristina example, to Umberto: "They say love is like food too, so please love me somehow."
** The castaways bravely look for food and light a fire to attract would-be rescuers.
** [[spoiler: After the rescue chopper misses them, the girls settle their differences and playfully crown Maria/Nympha as Miss Manila Sunshine. Ricardo pretended to take pictures, Alfredo's cap was her crown, and the other girls were her runners-up.]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead - On coronation night, the girls give Joshua tribute. Suzanne/Serafina [[SubvertedTrope slightly subverts it]]: "Thank you, Joshua, wherever you are. You're right. We're both divas. And I guess the world can only handle one."]]
* [[FeverDreamEpisode Fever Dream Scenes]] - A few days into their ordeal, the starving girls hallucinate giant versions of the treats they used to take for granted. Massive ice cream cones, a huge roast chicken, and a fleet of electric fans materialize. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny They strike exaggerated poses beside their hallucinations.]]
* ForTheEvulz - Suzanne/Serafina seems to enjoy deliberately taunting the other girls. [[spoiler: Her worst act was to take Alfredo's virginity, and gloat about it to Dina/Virginia the next day.]]
* GentlemanSnarker - What Suzanne/Serafina and Joshua believe themselves to be. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Given their actions in the movie]], they're actually...
* GreenEyedMonster - Joshua envies Ricardo's warmth towards Bambi/Pura, and this motivates him to constantly belittle her. [[spoiler: His fear of losing Ricardo [[DespairEventHorizon comes true]], and his grief helped hunger and thirst in killing him.]] Suzanne/Serafina hates that she didn't get to pair up with any of the straight guys. [[spoiler: She exploits Dina/Virginia's initial ambivalence toward Alfredo by taking his virginity, and gloating about it to Dina/Virginia the day after.]]
* ImpoverishedPatrician - Bambi, because she [[ConspicuousConsumption forced her parents to spend on her lavish parties and designer clothes]]. She is [[MeaningfulRename named Pura]] in the remake, prompting Joshua to [[IncrediblyLamePun rub her poverty in her face]].
** MockMillionaire - Bambi/Pura throws parties and buys new clothes to keep up appearances; these are not enough to upstage her frequent guest, Suzanne/Serafina. Joshua sees through her efforts and despises her for her social climbing.
** PrincessInRags - Bambi/Pura resents her mother's reminders about their debts.
* IncrediblyLamePun - Only in the remake. [[GreenEyedMonster In a jealous fit]], Joshua reminds Pura of her poverty. "Your name suits you. Pura. Purita. Poor!" Ricardo had to intervene.
* TheIngenue - Dina, [[MeaningfulRename renamed as Virginia]] in the 2011 film.
** [[spoiler: NatureAdoresAVirgin - Alfredo, despite losing his virginity to Suzanne/Serafina, still prefers to be with her. He successfully wooed her back after coronation night.]]
* LampshadeHanging - Several instances.
** Azenith/Cristina was exasperated with Bambi/Pura. "For your information, we are shipwrecked and currently in the middle of nowhere!"
** [[spoiler: After convincing them to vote for her by text, Serafina [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections thanked her family friends]] openly in her victory speech.]]
* LargeHam - In order of hamminess: Joshua, Cristina, Nympha and Serafina in the 2011 version.
* LesYay - Nympha often applies lotion or massages Serafina. In the pool scene Maria/Nympha is shown working at the center of Suzanne/Serafina's chest.
* LoverAndBeloved - Joshua and Ricardo. [[spoiler: [[DeconstructedTrope This is deconstructed]]. Joshua is eventually seen to be patronizing to Ricardo, particularly to his humble roots and his provincial accent. Suzanne/Serafina points out that Joshua only sees Ricardo as part of his collection of "poor, proletarian, indigent men." Ricardo had resented this treatment for some time, and later falls for the more appreciative Bambi/Pura.]]
* {{Maid}} - Maria/Nympha.
** BeleagueredAssistant
** OldRetainer - Maria/Nympha has been in Suzanne/Serafina's service for some time, and has been involved in her upbringing. She even took care of the girl during a bout of typhoid fever. That said, she can't be more than a decade older than the beauty contestants.
** [[YesMan Yes Woman]] - She frequently strokes Suzanne/Serafina's ego. It's rarely enough to please the boss.
*** [[spoiler: TheDogBitesBack - She finally has had enough and attempts to strangle Suzanne/Serafina because of delayed salaries and insults directed at her parents.]]
* MacGyvering - The women (except for Suzanne/Serafina) took off their pantyhose [[CrowningMomentofFunny and used them to catch a few puny fishes they all shared.]]
* [[MeaningfulName Meaningful Awards]] - The girls received secondary titles upon being chosen as finalists. [[TheIngenue Virginia]] is [[NatureAdoresAVirgin Miss Body Beautiful]]. [[PrincessInRags Pura]] is [[MockMillionaire Miss Photogenic]]. [[ConMan Cristina]] is [[FemmeFatale Miss Talent]] and [[RichBitch Serafina]] is [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Miss Friendship]].
** [[spoiler: [[IronicNickname Ironic Award]] - Suzanne/Serafina managed to pick fights with all of the other girls, even her loyal Maria/Nympha.]]
* MeaningfulRename - [[ShoutOut Shout-outs aside]] (see below), [[TheIngenue Virginia]] and [[PrincessInRags Pura]]'s renames suit their characters. [[ConMan Cristina]] and [[RichBitch Serafina]]'s renames have a touch of {{Irony}}.
* [[spoiler: NoPartyLikeADonnerParty - The dead Joshua was grilled and eaten by the other castaways. They try to take their minds off the fact with [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a tearful sing-along.]]]]
* TheRemake - In 2011. At times it was shot-for-shot, with lines echoing together in the credits.
* RichBitch - Suzanne/Serafina. She bullies Maria/Nympha even when her wealth is meaningless on a deserted island. [[spoiler: [[TheDogBitesBack Maria/Nympha later gets her revenge.]]]]
* RomanceOnTheSet - Dina Bonnevie and Alfie Anido were an item on location, with a SlapSlapKiss dynamic.
* [[spoiler: SacredFirstKiss - Dina/Virginia and Alfredo. This becomes especially painful for her when she discovered that Alfredo later had sex with Suzanne/Serafina.]]
* [[spoiler: ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections - In the remake, Serafina won by convincing her dad and family friends to text-vote for her. She [[LampshadeHanging even lampshaded it]] in her victory speech.]]
* [[ServiceSectorStereotypes Service Sector Stereotype]] - Umberto served drinks in the yacht, thus he is a "posh waiter/bartender" stereotype. He failed to catch Alfredo, and accidentally set the boat on fire in the process. Nevertheless, he proved to be the most pragmatic castaway, [[spoiler: and he ended up butchering and grilling Joshua's dead body.]]
* ShoutOut - Names of Joey Gosiengfiao heroines are used for the remake.
** ''Nympha'' (1980), for Maria.
** ''Diary of Cristina Gaston'' (1982), for Azenith.
** ''Virginia P.'' (1989), for Dina.
** ''Secrets of Pura'' (1991), for Bambi.
** ''Nights of Serafina'' (1996), for Suzanne.
* [[spoiler: SlapSlapKiss - Azenith and Tonio in their last scene in the original. She was awkwardly cooking dinner. He swoops in to kiss her but she ducks, so [[ValuesDissonance he slaps her jokingly]] before they kiss in a more tender way.]]
* StalkerWithACrush - Alfredo is portrayed sympathetically.
** DoggedNiceGuy - He stowed away on the yacht to be with Dina/Virginia.
** [[spoiler: StalkingIsLove - His stalking pays off, and after a few false starts, Dina/Virginia falls for him.]]
* StageMom - Nenuca pushes Bambi/Pura into joining beauty contests to replenish the family coffers. [[spoiler: In the remake Pura manages to get her to back off: when asked to join another contest, she replies, "There won't be a next time." She then shows off an engagement ring.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood - These are desperately missed on the island.
** Suzanne/Serafina cannot be without iced tea. Maria/Nympha managed to stash one teabag and a small jug of water to make one more serving. Too bad, they didn't bring ice.
** Joshua reminisces about his last good meal: "Just last night I was supping on the most delicious fried chicken, and cold rosé wine." Continuing the fried chicken theme, Serafina vows to do "anything for crispy fried chicken!"
** All the girls crave chicken in one form or another. They desperately, stylishly clung to an imaginary giant roast fowl in the remake. [[spoiler: It wriggled away from their grasp and they were forced to chase it.]]
-->'''Cristina''': Chicken curry!
-->'''Serafina''': Chicken cordon bleu!
-->'''Virginia''': Chicken nuggets!
-->'''Pura''': Chicken ''a la'' king!
-->'''Nympha''': Two-piece chicken... with extra rice!
** The original has Maria the maid wishing for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobo_%28Filipino_cuisine%29 chicken adobo]].
* [[UpperClassTwit Upper Class Twits]] - Joshua is implied to be slightly worse than Suzanne/Serafina.
** The pageant's corporate sponsor also has shades of this.
* TheVamp - Azenith/Cristina planned to win the contest by being "a crook; a damn good crook." [[spoiler: It didn't work. Suzanne/Serafina was better at vampiness. Not only did she seduce the virginal Alfredo, she [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections won the contest]] in the remake with the help of influential family friends.]]
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