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Paradise (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | 4 October 1991 (USA)
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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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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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Földi paradicsom  »

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$18,634,643
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opening bus scene is the city skyline of Cleveland Ohio See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Willard Young: [Looking at a photo of Joan Collins] I think she's fat.
Lily Reed: No, she's not fat, she's voluptuous.
Willard Young: What does that mean?
Lily Reed: That means that she's fat in all the right places.
Willard Young: You mean her fried eggs?
Lily Reed: Her what?
Willard Young: That's what they look like to me.
Lily Reed: [Chuckling] Yeah. I mean her fried eggs.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
from "THE MAGIC FLUTE"
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Courtesy of Delta Music, Inc.
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He can't stop impressing me
15 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Remember "The Good Son" with Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin? Well McCauley was already famous, but Elijah was just starting. In this film, Elijah has a similar and very believable personality when he is stuck with a couple going through some rough times. It seems everybody seems to learn from his caring and honest manner as much as he learns from his life in the simple south. Melanie Griffith also does a good job in a very tough role, being hurt and numb after a very dramatic event in her life. Everything fits well in the plot and you can never really tell what the end will bring. Just a great all around film.


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