Guest House Paradiso, 1999
Guest House Paradiso is a 1999 British slapstick comedy film, a spin off from the BBC sitcom Bottom.
Both Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson return to reprise their respective roles, with a minor change to their surnames: Mayall’s character, known as “Richard Richard” in Bottom, is referred to as “Richard Twat” (although he angrily insists on the pronunciation “Thwaite”). Edmondson’s character changes from “Edward Elizabeth Hitler” in the TV/live show to “Edward Elizabeth Ndingombaba”. Despite the name changes, both characters are exactly the same personalities as their TV counterparts.
As well as starring in the film, Edmondson and Mayall wrote the script, with Edmondson making his directorial debut with the film.
The film was made at the famous Ealing Studios, with location filming taking place on the Isle Of Wight.
Richie and Eddie are back. Now they run the nastiest, smelliest, most squalid hotel in the world and things are not going well.
The Chef’s guzzled all the food, cash is running low and most of the guests have fled without paying! However things are looking up with the arrival of the Nice family, some exotic underwear and the sexy Italian movie star Gina Carbonara.
Richie is soon indulging his passion for panty pilfering whilst desperately trying to impress the fragrant Ms. Carbonara! But with Gina’s jilted fiancie in hot pursuit and something decidedly iffy about the fish dinner Richie & Eddie are going to escape in one piece?
Rik Mayall – Richie Twat (pronounced Thwaite)
Adrian Edmondson – Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Written By: Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson
Produced By: Phil McIntyre
Directed By: Adrian Edmondson
Original Release Date: 3rd December, 1999