Paradise (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  4 October 1991 (USA)
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Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (at the time married to each other) play Lily and Ben Reed, a young couple torn apart by a family tragedy. It would take a miracle to rekindle their love ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Reed
Willard Young
Billie Pike
Sally Pike
Rosemary Young
Louise Latham ...
Catherine Reston Lee
Earl McCoy
Darlene Pike
Rick Andosca ...
Ernest Parkett
Anthony Romano ...
Popular Boy
Timothy Erskine ...
Darlene's Boyfriend
Chestley Price ...
Bus Driver


Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (at the time married to each other) play Lily and Ben Reed, a young couple torn apart by a family tragedy. It would take a miracle to rekindle their love and a miracle arrives in the form of a summer guest - Willard Young played by Elijah Wood. Written by Pfyre Caidmon <>

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It would take a miracle to save their love... and that's just what they got. See more »




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Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Földi paradicsom  »

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$18,634,643 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Melanie Griffin and Don Johnson were married in real life at the time this movie was made. It was their second time to be married to each other after a six-month marriage in the mid 70's. See more »


In one of final scenes where child actors say goodbye to each other, a glass vase of flowers behind Thora Birch's character keeps appearing and disappearing. See more »


Remake of The Grand Highway (1987) See more »


by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Delta Music, Inc.
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Great acting; critics unfairly treated this one
24 October 1999 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

I remember Siskel & Ebert giving this film a thumbs down. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it, and how moved I was by the story. Don & Melanie are wonderful together. A bit slow moving in the story department but more than makes up for it with emotion and heart.

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