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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 »


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


Written and Performed by Billy Childs
Courtesy of Windham Hill Jazz
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Excellent performances help you feel their pain
6 May 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a very sweet movie I have watched 3 times since renting it, and would have watched it more if I didn't have to take it back. I would love to own this movie so I could watch it at least once a week! Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson are wonderful as a married couple in a lot of pain, but still very much in love. Elijah Wood is excellent in his role. Both Melanie and Don do a wonderful job. Don Johnson is so gifted as an actor who can show so much emotion without ever uttering one word, it never ceases to amaze me. I highly recommend this movie to anyone.

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