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Paradise (I) (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  2004 (USA)
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Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the ... See full summary »

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Reverend Bobby Paradise
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Elizabeth Paradise
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Manny Marquez
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Sammi
Vivienne Benesch ...
Alison Paradise
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Luke Paradise (as Patrick Flueger)
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Matthew Paradise (as James LeGros)
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Grace Paradise
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Isabella
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Old cowboy
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Clark Cavanaugh
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Jeremiah Alcott
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Senator Michael Linney
Haley Fife ...
Susanna
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Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up an extensive TV empire. When their proposal to merge with a somewhat tarnished mogul is investigated by the government, skeletons in the Paradise closet come to light and the family either rallies behind or disparages the enterprise. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
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Really disappointing piece
28 March 2005 | by (Athens, Ga) – See all my reviews

When I saw that Frank Pierson (who did an amazing job with "Conspiracy") had done a film with David Strathairn and James LeGros, I was really excited, given that three of my little known favorites had done something together on a subject near and dear to my heart (that'd be the hypocrisy of Christian evangelism). Unfortunately, the immense satirical potential here is absolutely wasted by attempting to make a "Sopranos" or "Six Feet Under" type family drama in a ninety minute time frame. I'll say that Pierson does an amazing job of making the story flow properly between the unnecessarily large cast, but the story fails to make a concrete or even interesting comment about God or religion in America. But it does have a professional boxing subplot.


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