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"Beauty and the Beast" (1987) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1987-1990

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1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
5 September 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Once upon a time is now...
Plot:
The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 31 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Totally Misunderstood Program See more (52 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 72)

Ron Perlman ... Vincent (55 episodes, 1987-1990)

Roy Dotrice ... Jacob 'Father' Wells (55 episodes, 1987-1990)

Jay Acovone ... Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell / ... (55 episodes, 1987-1990)

Richard Partlow ... Underground Man (54 episodes, 1987-1990)

Linda Hamilton ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler (46 episodes, 1987-1989)

Renn Woods ... Edie (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
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Series Directed by
Victor Lobl (15 episodes, 1988-1990)
Gus Trikonis (12 episodes, 1988-1990)
Thomas J. Wright (9 episodes, 1987-1989)
Christopher Leitch (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alan Cooke (2 episodes, 1987)
Paul Lynch (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Switzer (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Ron Koslow (46 episodes, 1987-1990)
Alex Gansa (17 episodes, 1987-1990)
Howard Gordon (17 episodes, 1987-1990)
George R.R. Martin (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
P.K. Simonds (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Virginia Aldridge (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Linda Campanelli (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
M.M. Shelly Moore (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
David E. Peckinpah (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Andrew Laskos (2 episodes, 1987-1989)

Series Produced by
Stephen Kurzfeld .... supervising producer / co-supervising producer / ... (47 episodes, 1987-1990)
Paul Junger Witt .... executive producer (44 episodes, 1987-1990)
Tony Thomas .... executive producer (44 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ron Koslow .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (39 episodes, 1987-1990)
Kenneth R. Koch .... producer (37 episodes, 1988-1990)
George R.R. Martin .... producer / co-supervising producer (37 episodes, 1988-1990)
Anthony Mazzei .... associate producer (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
David F. Schwartz .... coordinating producer / assistant producer (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
Alex Gansa .... co-producer / producer (31 episodes, 1988-1990)
Howard Gordon .... co-producer / producer (31 episodes, 1988-1990)
Christopher Toyne .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Patricia Livingston .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
David E. Peckinpah .... producer (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
Harvey Frand .... producer (10 episodes, 1987)
John David .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1987)
Andrew Laskos .... producer (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Original Music by
Don Davis (48 episodes, 1987-1990)
Lee Holdridge (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
William Ross (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stevan Larner (33 episodes, 1988-1990)
Roy H. Wagner (5 episodes, 1987)
Bradford May (4 episodes, 1987)
Frank Beascoechea (4 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Film Editing by
Drake Silliman (16 episodes, 1987-1990)
Craig Ridenour (10 episodes, 1987-1989)
Howard Kunin (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
J.W. Kompare (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael F. Anderson (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bud Friedgen (2 episodes, 1989)
Kaja Fehr (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Casting by
Joyce Agu (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
Penny Ellers (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Production Design by
John B. Mansbridge (44 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ward Preston (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Direction by
Woody Willis (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joseph E. Hubbard (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Peg Cummings (26 episodes, 1987-1989)
Bruce A. Gibeson (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Leonard A. Mazzola (5 episodes, 1987)
Robert L. Zilliox (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume Design by
Judy Evans (43 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... designer and creator: "Beast" / designer: "Dragon Man" (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Margaret Prentice .... lead prosthetic makeup artist: beast makeup - Vincent (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist / makeup supervisor (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
Josephine McCarthy .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tim Turner .... beast crew: Rick Baker (11 episodes, 1987)
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1987)
Jack Wilson .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1987)
Gus Le Pre .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1988-1990)
Charlene Johnson .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1990)
Vincent Prentice .... application: "Dragon Man" / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Tony Gardner .... beast crew: Rick Baker (unknown episodes)
Jim Leonard .... beast crew: Rick Baker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
R. Anthony Brown .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
Harry Waterson .... executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Susan Palladino .... executive in charge of production / production executive (10 episodes, 1987-1990)
James T. Davis .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ann Kindberg .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Yannetti .... first assistant director (14 episodes, 1988-1990)
Joseph J. Kontra .... first assistant director / second assistant director (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert Brooks Mendel .... dga trainee / second assistant director (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Richard Feld .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1988-1990)
John Hockridge .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bruce Solow .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1987)
Christopher T. Gerrity .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1989)
Mary Ellen Canniff .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Debra DuVal .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1988)
Gabriela Vázquez .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1988)
Robert D. Simon .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1987)

Jodi Ehrlich .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Farina .... main title design (31 episodes, 1988-1990)
Michael A. Contreraz .... labor foreman (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Bill Dietz .... property master (17 episodes, 1987-1990)
Allan Gordon .... property master (14 episodes, 1988-1990)
Wally Wall .... property master (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
Rich Hobaica .... property master (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Sound Department
Pat Mitchell .... sound mixer (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
David Hankins .... sound editor (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
Rick Ash .... sound mixer (27 episodes, 1987-1989)
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Anthony Mazzei .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (9 episodes, 1987)
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound designer (3 episodes, 1987)
Andy D'Addario .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1987)

John S. Coffey .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Gary F. Bentley .... special effects coordinator (35 episodes, 1987-1990)
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator (8 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Stunts
John Meier .... stunt coordinator (29 episodes, 1988-1990)
Fred Lerner .... stunt coordinator (13 episodes, 1987-1988)

Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Charlie Brewer .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Justin De Rosa .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tony Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Marguerite Happy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jeff Imada .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Matt Johnston .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hannah Kozak .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Scott Leva .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Moio .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tom Morga .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Janet Lee Orcutt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chad Randall .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Branscombe Richmond .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Danny Weselis .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Calvin Maehl .... gaffer (33 episodes, 1988-1990)
Vincent Contarino .... lighting technician (22 episodes, 1987-1988)

John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit, additional photography (unknown episodes, 1987-1988)
Richard Benda .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Scott C. Williman .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Jason La Padura .... casting: New York (1 episode, 1987)
Stanley Soble .... casting: New York (1 episode, 1987)

Dorian Dunas .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Taylor .... costumer / costume supervisor (40 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ron Hodge .... costumer (39 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tom Overton .... colorist (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
John Potter .... colorist (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
J.W. Kompare .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 1987-1989)

Warren Bowman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Lee Holdridge .... composer: theme music (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
Carl Swartz .... music editor (20 episodes, 1988-1990)
Don Sanders .... music editor (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lori Slomka .... music editor (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gloria Cheng .... musician: piano performances (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (2 episodes, 1988)

Don Nemitz .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dennis Hollis .... transportation coordinator (1 episode, 1987)
Jeff Verdick .... driver (1 episode, 1987)

D. Scott Guthrie .... transportation (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Patience Thoreson .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 1988-1989)
Kathy Barrett .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Patricia Livingston .... literary consultant / story research (10 episodes, 1987-1989)
Linda Campanelli .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sandy Mazzola .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
M.M. Shelly Moore .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
P.K. Simonds .... story editor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
George R.R. Martin .... executive story consultant (8 episodes, 1987)
Ron Koslow .... executive consultant (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Paul Tinsley .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1989)
Alex Gansa .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1988)
Howard Gordon .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1988)
Bill Pugin .... on-set interpreter (3 episodes, 1987-1990)
Lorenzo Marchessi .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Jennifer Irvine .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 1989-1990)
Sean Michael Fish .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Paul Hargrave .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Larry Pearson .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Harry Waterson .... production executive (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Patricia Livingston .... special thanks (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
 

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60 min (56 episodes)
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Ranked #14 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Top Cult Shows Ever!" (30 May 2004 issue).See more »
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Mouse:Okay good! Okay fine!See more »
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Version of Beauty and the Beast (1903)See more »

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65 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
A Totally Misunderstood Program, 1 November 2001
Author: Venus-25 from New York, NY

The brilliance of this series was its romance and its excellent early stories. We could entirely believe that this could happen in New York -- except that any New Yorker would tell you that there are people far stranger than Vincent walking the streets. We were never told how he came to be as he is, but it almost didn't matter. I don't think it was any accident that he had such a feline appearance.

This series was so badly misunderstood and mishandled by its parent network that I am not surprised it lasted only two seasons. Season 3 wasn't even the same program in my book. CBS seemed terribly upset with the fact that its audience was almost entirely female. Was that why the body count of season 3 was higher than in a Bruce Willis movie?

The worst mistake CBS ever made was to let Linda Hamilton leave after two seasons. Had the network been intelligent enough, they could have talked her into a third season, ending it with the fairytale ending -- she kisses Vincent for real (something CBS was VERY afraid of, but the fans would have loved) and have him turn into a human prince. That would have given it the magical ending it deserved.

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