The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

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1990   1989   1988   1987  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
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 Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell / ... 55 episodes, 1987-1990
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Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairytale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent,(a mythic, noble man-beast) and Catherine (an asst DA in New York); and a secret Utopian society of outcasts living in an underground sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved. Through an emotional bond connecting Vincent to Catherine, he comes to be her protector as well as the man she loves. The series follows the developing relationship between them and nicely fleshes out the underground world of labyrinth tunnels, mystical waterfalls, and people who have come together to form a loving and nurturing family. Written by Peg McNabb <mcnabbp@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu>

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5 September 1987 (USA)  »

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La bella y la bestia  »

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During the show's run, Ron Perlman turned down countless requests to promote products in his Vincent make-up, saying that, "He's not there to be exploited." See more »

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Vincent: You'd sacrificed so much.
Catherine Chandler: I would sacrifice everything for you.
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Version of La belle et la bête (2014) See more »

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Linda Hamilton was very Beautiful in this Series...
21 February 2001 | by (New York City, New York) – See all my reviews

I don't think there is any movie or series that made Linda look so beautifully stunning than in Beauty and the Beast. She was rendered simply beautiful and her acting was very reaching and touching. Ron Perlman was very masculine and ruggedly sexy under all that makeup. I am sure the two of them enjoyed themselves immensely because it translated through their performances to the viewer. I am only sorry that the series ended after only 3 seasons.


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