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Release Date:
27 October 1988 (USA) See more »
Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise... See more »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 70)
Lee Horsley ... Ethan Allen Cord (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Jenny Beck ... Claire Carroll (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Matthew Newmark ... Joseph Carroll (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Brian Lando ... Ben Carroll (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Michael Patrick Carter ... George Carroll (56 episodes, 1988-1991)

Sigrid Thornton ... Amelia Lawson (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Dehl Berti ... John Taylor (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
James Crittenden ... Charlie / ... (37 episodes, 1988-1991)
Mack Dryden ... Scotty McBride / ... (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
John Bloom ... Tiny (25 episodes, 1988-1991)

Series Directed by
Michael Lange (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert Scheerer (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Cliff Bole (4 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael Caffey (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nick Havinga (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Joseph L. Scanlan (2 episodes, 1988)
Peter Crane (2 episodes, 1989)

Richard M. Rawlings Jr. (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
David Jacobs (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Robert Porter (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Joel J. Feigenbaum (17 episodes, 1989-1991)
James L. Conway (2 episodes, 1990-1991)

Thomas C. Chapman (unknown episodes)
Theresa G. Corigliano (unknown episodes)
Peter Dunne (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joel J. Feigenbaum .... producer (34 episodes, 1989-1991)
James H. Brown .... producer (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
James L. Conway .... producer / supervising producer (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
David Jacobs .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
Series Original Music by
Jerrold Immel (17 episodes, 1988-1991)
Christopher Klatman (14 episodes, 1988-1991)
Dan Foliart (9 episodes, 1989-1991)
Richard Lewis Warren (7 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ken Harrison (2 episodes, 1989)

Christopher Caliendo (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. (4 episodes, 1988-1990)
Series Film Editing by
M. Edward Salier (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Casting by
Melinda Gartzman (1 episode, 1988)
Megan Whitaker (1 episode, 1990)

Theodore S. Hann (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Robert J. Bacon (1 episode, 1990)
Series Set Decoration by
Charles Pierce (1 episode, 1990)
Series Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (7 episodes, 1988-1990)

Allen Payne .... hair department head (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Andy House .... unit production manager (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Lansbury .... second assistant director (21 episodes, 1989-1990)

James M. Freitag .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Paul Snider .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Marc Meisels .... set dresser (30 episodes, 1988-1989)
Craig Baron .... leadman (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
Series Sound Department
John Sheridan .... boom operator (56 episodes, 1988-1991)

Marty Church .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Laura Civiello .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Albert Ibbotson .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Steven Ticknor .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Gary L. King .... special effects foreman (24 episodes, 1989-1991)
Series Stunts
Kanin Howell .... stunts (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (3 episodes, 1989-1990)

Matthew Taylor .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary Toy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Frediani .... camera operator / first assistant camera (38 episodes, 1988-1991)
Billy Craft .... lighting technician (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jim McConocha .... electrician (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Peter McEvoy .... first assistant camera (16 episodes, 1989-1990)

Howard Ford .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Myron Hyman .... chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Wayne Marshall .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Chuck Whelan .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting (1 episode, 1990)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tina Ficaro .... set costumer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)

Deborah Curtis .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Geoffrey Ryan .... location manager (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Series Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Jerrold Immel .... composer: theme music (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Richard Berres .... music supervisor (24 episodes, 1988-1990)
Greg Sill .... music supervisor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jay Kleinberg .... music editor (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stan Witt .... music editor (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
Dick Bernstein .... music editor (10 episodes, 1991)
Joanie Diener .... music editor (3 episodes, 1991)

Brad Dechter .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Bill Cresant .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Bill Daly .... production accountant (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ledge Musselman .... handy man (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Joel J. Feigenbaum .... executive story consultant (13 episodes, 1988-1989)

Bret Culpepper .... firearms coach / technical advisor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Paradise" - USA (original title)
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60 min (56 episodes)
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The first two years the show was just called "Paradise." It was changed to "Guns of Paradise" for the third season.See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Still great viewing!, 6 May 2006
Author: AubreeJolley from United States

Of all the obsessions I had as a child, this is definitely one of my favorites. I went so far as to tape almost every episode - much to the dismay of my poor parents. I spent hours comparing my life with and becoming Claire Carroll, as I had two younger brothers the ages of Ben and George, and another, older brother (forget the other five siblings). Now, years later, the tapes are in wretched condition, but I still pop them in occasionally and watch and laugh. I even learned to sew so I could make clothes like the ones Sigrid Thornton wore. What fun memories. A few years ago I saw 'Paradise' played in repeats on a cable station and wondered if it might happen again. And what will it take to get it out on DVD?

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