Exit to Eden
Exit to Eden is a 1994 comedy-thriller movie. Rosie O'Donnell, Dana Delany and Dan Aykroyd are in the cast. This movie is about undercover police, sex and vacationing on an island. Exit to Eden got attention because of sexual content and well-known actors in the cast.
Plot[change | change source]
But before he begins his journey of sexual discovery, what Slater doesn't know is that he has photographed an international jewel thief named Omar. No other photos exist on Omar. The jewel thief has a criminal partner named Nina. Omar and Nina are wanting to recover the photographic film so Omar can stay anonymous.
Omar and Nina follow Elliot to an island resort called "Eden" and pose as vacationers. The island resort is operated by a mistress named Lisa Emerson. Following a tip that Omar is on the island, two undercover police officers, Fred Lavery and Sheila Kingston, also arrive. Fred is disguised as a handyman; Sheila as a vacationer.
Fred and Sheila send Omar and Nina into jail. Elliot later asks Lisa to marry him; Lisa says yes.
Cast[change | change source]
- Dana Delany as Lisa Emerson
- Paul Mercurio as Elliott Slater
- Rosie O'Donnell as Sheila Kingston
- Dan Aykroyd as Fred Lavery
- Hector Elizondo as Dr. Martin Helifax; credited "As usual Hector Elizondo".
- Stuart Wilson as Omar
- Iman as Nina Blackstone
- Sean O'Bryan as Tommy Miller
- Stephanie Niznik as Diana
- Phil Redrow as Richard
- Sandra Taylor as Riba
- Julie Hughes as Julie
- Laura Harring as M.C. Kindra
- Deborah Pratt as Dr. Williams
- Laurelle Mehus as Heidi
- Tom Hines as Nolan
- Alison Moir as Kitty
- James Patrick Stuart as James
- Rosemary Forsyth as Mrs. Brady
- John Schneider as Professor Collins
- Donna Dixon as Fred's ex-wife
Reception[change | change source]
Exit to Eden received attention during its release because of the BDSM themes and full-frontal female nudity. It also got attention for its cast members, the director and the writer of the novel on which the movie was based.
It didn't receive good reviews from critics. The critics were disappointed and confused about the combination of the original story and comedy elements. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie at 6%, meaning "rotten" reviews. Roger Ebert gave the movie only half a star.
The movie was released on October 14, 1994.