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Paradise (1991)

 -  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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Ben Reed
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Willard Young
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Billie Pike
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Sally Pike
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Rosemary Young
Louise Latham ...
Catherine Reston Lee
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Earl McCoy
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Darlene Pike
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Minister
Rick Andosca ...
Ernest Parkett
Anthony Romano ...
Popular Boy
Timothy Erskine ...
Darlene's Boyfriend
Chestley Price ...
Bus Driver
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Bartender
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Storyline

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 <OShaun@ix.netcom.com>

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They gave a boy a summer he'd always remember. He gave them back the love they lost. See more »

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Földi paradicsom  »

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$18,634,643 (USA)
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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 »

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A gem!
9 December 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I fell in love with this movie the very first time I watched it on cable. Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith were perfect in this tale of grief in the aftermath of the loss of a child. Elijah Wood, Thora Birch, and Sheila McCarthy round out the cast and make this a poignant tale.

Melanie Griffith was never as vulnerable and powerful as she was in this movie - and I liked her in Working Girl and A Stranger Among Us. This was by far her most affecting role. And the almost always underrated Don Johnson turns in another versatile and incredibly touching performance. And the emotion between their two characters is clearly palpable throughout their estrangement in this film.

'Paradise' truly is a gem! If you haven't seen it, do so. You won't be sorry.


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