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Welcome to Paradise (2007)

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Reverand Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) and her son, Hayden (Bobby Edner), are forced to move to Paradise, Texas due to the unorthodox methods Debbie uses in her sermons.

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Debbie Laramie
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Hayden Laramie
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Kent Dylan
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Frances Loren
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Reverend McNamara
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Reverend Ellington
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Trevor Goodman
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Snobby Girl
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Izzy
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Helen Brown
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Nate Twain
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Twyla Twain
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WELCOME TO PARADISE is the inspirational family story of a preacher who is sent from a big city church to Paradise, a small, rural community that is in desperate need of direction. The fact that the preacher is named Debbie only complicates things. She finds a town that is stuck in complacency as well as a town that turns its back on its neediest neighbors. Debbie begins building a new vision for her congregation and the veil of indifference starts to lift. When the Paradise Church is accidentally burned down, and it's charter is in danger of being revoked, the members rally around Debbie and in doing so, realize that a "church" is defined by it's community, not by the four walls that house a Sunday Service. Debbie's kindness and insight bring a blast of fresh air to this out of the way country town. It also brings her a second chance at love. Written by Patrick Stack

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The road to Paradise begins with a journey of the heart.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and teen smoking
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Film debut for Chris Kato and Robbie Moore. See more »

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She's My Saturday Night Special
Performed by Ronnie McDowell (duet with Wayne Newton)
Written by Mike Curb and Jerry Dunphy
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This movie had a great message, with a great actress!!
23 November 2007 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Crystal sure shined in this movie -- and Jesus shined as well! It's hard to imagine this movie without all the scripture and all the love put into it. My wife and I just watched it, and it was great!! I only thought the story line was just a little holey (had some empty spaces) but it was wholly great!! Holy homonyms, batman!!

I also thought the locations and music really matched the movie. Hearing the Mike Curb singers was a nostalgia trip, but they really updated their sound. I've been to Tennessee and Dallas, and recognized a few spots. I really liked the barn.

Anyway, please rent this movie, please buy this movie, because if you ever have a cold night and need some hope, some faith, and some Crystal, check this out.

Thanks so much for everyone who made this movie possible!


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