Thunder in Paradise

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(ended 1994)

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Thunder in Paradise

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Danger. Excitement. Adventure. It's just another day in paradise." Randolph Spencer and Martin Brubaker were ex-Navy SEALS-turned-mercenaries who hired themselves out as soldiers of fortune to deliver their own brand of justice. On their missions, Spence and Bru relied heavily on Thunder, which was a souped-up, gadget-ridden speedboat originally built by Spencer for the U.S. Government. The television series was basically based on the 1993 DTV movie "Thunder In Paradise", which also had two sequels, part two in 1994, and part three in 1995. An interesting bit of info: While filming Thunder In Paradise in Florida, which is where WCW filmed its Saturday TV show in the same lot, Hogan, who had retired from wrestling, was offered a great contract from then WCW owner Ted Turner.

Patrick Macnee

Patrick Macnee

Edward Whitaker

Robin Weisman - DUPLICATE

Robin Weisman - DUPLICATE

Jessica Whitaker Spencer (pilot only)

Russ Wheeler

Russ Wheeler

Thunder voice

Ashley Gorrell

Ashley Gorrell

Jessica Whitaker Spencer

Rusty Meyers

Rusty Meyers

Federal Marshall

William Whitehead

William Whitehead

General Thackery

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Thunder In Paradise was a action adventure show starring an awesome boat, called Thunder. Also it was piloted by Hulk (Hulkster) Hogan. Good times and bloodless death scenes ensue.

    8.8
    When I was young and lived on a little dirt road I had no cable TV...This show came on every Saturday on some local channel and I watched the heck out of it. Remember when Macho Man Randy Savage made a cameo!!!! Awesome show... It was shows like Thunder, Acapulco HEAT, and Baywatch Nights that made my Saturday afternoons tolerable in my little town. I only wish The Hulkster didn't sign that contract with WCW, then we could had more Thunder! Poorly shot boat chases, off the wall sidekicks, hot 90's chicks, and bloodless gunfights! I miss it and say its time for a made for TV movie.moreless
  • Lets bring back the good ole favorite episodes from our childhoods with all the great memmories.

    9.7
    Thunder in paradise was an excellent show to me i always looked forward to it coming on every day of my summer vacation, when i was a kid, it just made my day with all the jet packed action speed boat get'em bad boy attitude and the explosives i though it was just so cool back then, Now i look back on all the thing that happened in my childhood and i remeber this show cause tv was always there for me when i was little i didnt have many friends, now i would love to have this on dvd or dvd collectors set to go along with all the other hit tv favorites, think back to your childhood and think what it was like for you to watch this show or your favorite show back then and tell me that it dont deserve a shot at being on dvd, i had them on vhs but weather just wore them out and the vcr ate the rest dont you hate when that happens, but other than that i thought it was an excellent show, back then if you remember right discovery didnt have all those entertaing shows they have now it was just like the nature channel back then it was like the actio on tbs. thanks for your time and have a good day and think about all your good ole memories of the tv when you a kid.moreless
  • This hurts even more...

    2.0
    Just got done trash Renedage and now on to Thunder in Paradise....

    " Danger. Excitement. Adventure. It's just another day in paradise " But this has nothing to do with this show. First, to completely enjoy this show you must put your right in a blender and then turn it on. This show not just bad but it steals from two other shows. One Baywacth and the other is Knightrider. But instead you have a talking boat. It's like the creaters wrote down the ideas of other show, threw them up in the air and then picked out a few at random. The worse offense is the fact that the child in this show is the best actor.moreless
  • If they had put it on at the right time, it still may be on today!

    7.5
    I had the privilege to actually work on Thunder when it first came out. I worked on the pilot movie as a second unit sound recordist and then on several of the episodes as second unit boom op.



    I knew right away that this would be a hit but specifically with the kids. It was funny, had the Hulk in it, lots of neat gadgets, and was campy, which is what you need if you aren't going for that high mark of quality which not many shows in the last 20 years have reached for.



    But my problem with the show was not it's corniness or lack of professionalism, but with where the network put it: Sunday night at 10pm! That's just about the most dead spot of the week. And most kids can't stay up that late on a night just before a school week. That's right, KIDS. Because this show SHOULD have been aimed at the kid's market to begin with.



    It was a perfect idea and was actually produced with the Saturday morning feel already in it. So if the network had placed Thunder In Paradise on Saturday mornings, say around 10am, it would have been a run away hit with kids and who knows, may still be running all these years later (and still providing me some work).



    Alas, there is no understanding those network executives. After all, they canceled Star Trek, which became one of the largest movie and merchandise gold mines in entertainment history!

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  • The con side of Thunder in paradise

    6.7
    Thunder in Paradise, came out in the early 90\'s when the genre of high tech weaponary blowing stuff up, was coming to an end.



    The A-team was gone, as was Knight Rider, and so was Airwolf.



    The show idea for Thunder in Paradise probably came from Airwolf.



    Think about it: Airwolf was a high tech helicopter.

    Thunder was a high tech boat.

    Both were loaded with weapons and gadgets

    Both were originally built for the US goverment

    Both then went on to work mercanery missions.moreless
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