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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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Ben Reed
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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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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 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Thora Birch beat out 4,000 other hopefuls in winning the role of Billie Pike. See more »

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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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Billie Pike: How do you know dead people can't see us?
Willard Young: Because I can't see them.
Billie Pike: You can't see germs either.
Willard Young: You can see them with a microscope.
Billie Pike: Maybe nobody's ever invented a way to see ghosts yet.
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Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

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ALICE BLUE GOWN
Written by Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy
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best movie griffith ever made
9 August 1999 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly good. The cinematography and screenplay were excellent. Griffith played the role beautifully as did Don Johnson. This was the only movie that I liked both actors in. Elijah Wood's best performance too. This movie should have been nominated for many awards. It isn't often that the screenplay, acting, setting and theme come together so poignantly and effectively. I'd give this movie a 10.


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