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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Complete series cast summary:
 Vincent (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
 Jacob 'Father' Wells (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
 Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell / ... (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
 Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler (46 episodes, 1987-1989)
 Edie (42 episodes, 1987-1989)


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 <>

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5 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


Father: [referring to Vincent's relationship with Catherine] I sometimes feel that I'm standing on the bank of a raging river watching you try to swim across. How can I not worry? I'd be a fool. And yet, Vincent, sometimes I have to marvel at your courage.
Vincent: Catherine swims across that river as well. She faces the same dangers, shows the same courage. And in many ways the toll on her is even greater.
Father: You really think that's so?
Vincent: On the other side of the river there is no one standing on the bank watching. ...
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From a woman's point of view...
26 August 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

These negative comments gotta be from guys...

Now, from a woman's perspective- you can't get any better than Vincent. If you ever hope to understand or impress a woman,

you better start with Ron Perlman's Vincent. Watch it again,and study it carefully, cause any woman that's seen this movie (and the shows)is going to be comparing you to a perfectly romantic character that does the right thing and says the right thing ALL the time, every time. And no matter what your opinion of the movie is, you gotta' admit that's one tough act to follow.(If you can't admit it, you've missed the whole point.)

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