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* CreatorBacklash: Screenwriter Creator/HarryShearer hated the final product of the film, claiming that literally nothing he wrote except the title ended up being used. He ended up demanding a pseudonym ('Ed Roboto') in place of his name on the credits.

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* CreatorBacklash: Screenwriter Creator/HarryShearer hated the final product of the film, claiming that literally nothing he wrote except the title ended up being used. He ended up demanding a pseudonym ('Ed Roboto') ('[[AlanSmithee Ed Roboto]]') in place of his name on the credits.


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* CreatorBacklash: Script writer Harry Shearer hated the final product of the film, claiming that literally nothing he wrote except the title ended up being used. He ended up demanding a pseudonym ('Ed Roboto') in place of his name on the credits.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Bill Murray was offered to star in this but he turned it down.
** John Cleese was signed on to play Hayes, but had to drop out before filming due to an emergency.

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BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $15 million. Box office, $12,308,521.
* CreatorBacklash: Script writer Harry Shearer Screenwriter Creator/HarryShearer hated the final product of the film, claiming that literally nothing he wrote except the title ended up being used. He ended up demanding a pseudonym ('Ed Roboto') in place of his name on the credits.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Bill Murray CreatorKiller: Creator/HaroldRamis didn't direct another film until ''Film/GroundhogDay''.
* OldShame: Creator/HarryShearer would rather people not know that he was a 'writer' for the movie (of which he claims the title was the only thing he wrote that got used in the final product). The pseudonym "Ed Roboto" is used instead of his name in the credits.
* ProductionPosse:
** The director and many of the main cast were alumni from ''Series/{{SCTV}}''. These included actors Andrea Martin, Creator/EugeneLevy, Creator/RickMoranis, Joe Flaherty, Robin Duke, director Creator/HaroldRamis and writer Creator/BrianDoyleMurray.
** Ramis and co-story writer Chris Miller had previously collaborated as scriptwriters with Douglas Kenney on ''Film/AnimalHouse''. Actor [=Bruce McGill=] appeared in both pictures.
* RealLifeRelative: Creator/HaroldRamis' wife Anne appears as the travel agent.
* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Creator/WarnerBrothers originally intended to launch the movie in early 1985 but its release got held back until mid-year.
* VacationDearBoy: The reason everyone said yes to the film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/BillMurray
was offered to star in this but he turned it down.
** John Cleese Creator/JohnCleese was signed on to play Hayes, but had to drop out before filming due to an emergency.emergency.
** Creator/JohnLandis was originally going to direct.
* WorkingTitle: The picture's working, pre-release, and original script titles were ''Island Jack'', ''Paradise Island'', and ''Club Sandwich'' respectively.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The movie was inspired by a disastrous Club Med vacation that two of the film's four story writers, friends Chris Miller and David Standish, had experienced together.
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* CreatorBacklash: Script writer Harry Shearer hated the final product of the film, claiming that literally nothing he wrote except the title ended up being used. He ended up demanding a pseudonym ('Ed Roboto') in place of his name on the credits.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Bill Murray was offered to star in this but he turned it down.
** John Cleese was signed on to play Hayes, but had to drop out before filming due to an emergency.

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