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7 May 1982 (USA) See more »
For one fleeting moment they were alone...alive...and in PARADISE. See more »
In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Love Always: Phoebe Cates
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Willie Aames ... David

Phoebe Cates ... Sarah
Tuvia Tavi ... The Jackal
Richard Curnock ... Geoffrey
Neil Vipond ... Reverend
Aviva Marks ... Rachel

Joseph Shiloach ... Ahmed
Shoshana Duer ... Bedouin Woman
Jerry Rosen ... Jackals Bodyguard
Riki Halfon ... Belly Dancer

Directed by
Stuart Gillard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stuart Gillard 

Produced by
Wendy Grean .... co-producer
Robert Lantos .... producer
Howard Lipson .... executive producer
Bruce Mallen .... executive producer
Lawrence Nesis .... associate producer
Stephen J. Roth .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Hoffert 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg 
Film Editing by
Howard Terrill 
Production Design by
Claude Bonnière  (as Claude Bonniere)
Costume Design by
Mary Jane McCarty 
Julie Whitfield  (as Julie Ganton)
Production Management
Eitan Alon .... unit manager
Manon Bougie .... production supervisor (as Manon Bougie Boyer)
Raz Haen .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nitzan Aviram .... third assistant director
Zion Haen .... second assistant director
Jim Kaufman .... assistant director
Art Department
Ladislav Wilheim .... property master
Sound Department
Yohai Moshe .... boom operator
Eli Yarkoni .... sound
Special Effects by
Warren Keillor .... special effects propmaker
Dedi Hausdorff .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Avi Avrahami .... electrician
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer
Location Management
Gadi Levy .... location manager (as Gadi Levi)
Music Department
Les Bateman .... music engineer
Marvin Dolgay .... assistant to composer
Paul Hoffert .... conductor
Paul Hoffert .... orchestrator
Lawrence Shragge .... assistant to composer
Transportation Department
Michael Hartman .... transportation manager
Other crew
Monique Champagne .... script supervisor
Gene Corman .... creative consultant
Alex Dukay .... production coordinator
Harvey Edinoff .... accountant
Dedi Hausdorff .... horses trainer
Joseph Hausdorff .... wrangler coordinator
Danny Rossner .... production coordinator
Zigler Zeev .... crowd marshall
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)

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100 min | USA:90 min (Showtime Library Print)
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The character played by Tuvia Tavi has no name and is only ever referred to as 'The Jackal'.See more »
Factual errors: Two chimpanzees mate and end up with a baboon baby.See more »
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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
The title says it, 8 March 2003
Author: Shari ( from United States

I liked this movie when I first saw it. It seems like a Blue Lagoon offspring, but it had it's own elements. I like the element of adventure when the Jackal is chasing them. I'm a sucker for movies about people falling in love without society's interference. The movie was more upfront about a teen's growing interest in sex. Sarah is intrigued by the pictures of naked men, which young chicks do as well for those who don't think so. It wasn't trying to be innocent like The Blue Lagoon. It was more upfront and real to me. This movie seriously kept it real, but it realized that alone would be lacking. The chases and the kidnapping were needed to push the movie along. I found the monkey absolutely adorable. Animals are often used in movies like these to almost guide the two people into the expected. Blue Lagoon had many animals having sex while the two kids were. It's a necessary element in a "paradise" or "adam and eve" type movie. They have no one else to teach them necessarily, so they take a look around. Other than that, Paradise was great and the ending was agreeable. Phoebe Cates was a really adorable girl and Willie Aames was an odd choice, but acted like you would expect any young actor in the 80's would...badly. They couldn't help it. The time called for it. All in all, it was a good film.

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