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Beauty and the Beast 

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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

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Ron Koslow
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1990   1989   1988   1987  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ron Perlman ...  Vincent 55 episodes, 1987-1990
Roy Dotrice ...  Jacob 'Father' Wells 55 episodes, 1987-1990
Jay Acovone ...  Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell / ... 55 episodes, 1987-1990
Linda Hamilton ...  Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler 46 episodes, 1987-1989
Renn Woods ...  Edie 44 episodes, 1987-1989
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Storyline

Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairytale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent,(a mythic, noble man-beast) and Catherine (an asst DA in New York); and a secret Utopian society of outcasts living in an underground sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved. Through an emotional bond connecting Vincent to Catherine, he comes to be her protector as well as the man she loves. The series follows the developing relationship between them and nicely fleshes out the underground world of labyrinth tunnels, mystical waterfalls, and people who have come together to form a loving and nurturing family. Written by Peg McNabb <mcnabbp@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu>

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A Bond That Changed Their Lives Forever See more »


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Ron Perlman's make-up took four hours to apply each episode. See more »

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Should not have been captivated
2 December 2010 | by tl12See all my reviews

I was most certainly not the in the demographic this show was aimed at and I am less so now. Yet, I watched it in first run and I am now watching it on DVD. I was captivated the first time and I am again.

I am now a 58 year old married male. Maybe it was understandable to have loved the series at the end of the eighties, but now? In the eighties I was newly married and so it was excusable for me to be entranced by a fantasy romance. However, after 24 years of marriage the romance of a new marriage is long over and the work of a marriage ongoing. So, it would seem unlikely that I could be drawn in by television romance once again. No other show has done that over the years.

For me that is the magic of this series. I really don't need to analyze plot lines, sets, lighting or direction. It is simply a beautiful story. Both then and now and it still can touch my heart.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty and the Beast See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(56 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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