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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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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
David Greenlee David Greenlee ...  Mouse 23 episodes, 1988-1990
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(56 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Tony Jay (Paracelcus) later became the voice of Monsieur D'Arque in the Disney film Beauty and the Beast (1991). See more »

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[opening credits narration]
Vincent: This is where the wealthy and the powerful rule. It is her world... a world apart from mine. Her name... is Catherine. From the moment I saw her, she captured my heart with her beauty, her warmth, and her courage. I knew then, as I know now, she would change my life... forever.
Catherine Chandler: He comes from a secret place, far below the city streets, hiding his face from strangers, safe from hate and harm. He brought me there to save my life... and now, wherever I go, he is with me, ...
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"Your love is where I'll go"...
26 February 2007 | by lauraeileen894See all my reviews

There's a reason why "Beauty and the Beast" still holds a place in its legions of fans' hearts after all these years: it's a tender, earnest, lovely little series that celebrates a love that goes beyond shallow expectations. This isn't "The O.C.", where it's only a matter of time before the bland, attractive leads jump in the sack. "Beauty and the Beast" chronicles the unique, powerful love between plucky assistant attorney Catherine (Linda Hamilton) and Vincent (spellbinding Ron Perlman), a courageous, compassionate man-beast. Because they live in two different worlds (she in the bustling world "Above", he in the secret utopia of "Below"), they cannot have a real life together, but, as Catherine assures us in the opening credits, they "will never, ever be apart". Today's jaded viewers might scoff at the fact that Catherine and Vincent never go further than hugs and hand-holding in their relationship, but you know what? Catherine and Vincent express more joy, passion, respect and love in their very first embrace in the pilot episode than all the bed-hopping in the six seasons of "Dawson's Creek". Hamilton is appealing as Catherine, making her strong and vulnerable at the same time. Perlman is unforgettable as Vincent. Unhindered by the prosthetic make-up on his face, he expresses layers of complex emotions with just his eyes. He brings warmth, integrity, and, yes, beauty to a role that even Perlman himself has said is "too good to be real". He deservedly won and Emmy and a Golden Globe. "Beauty and the Beast" is now on DVD for all to discover or re-discover the most innocent, sincere love story ever on TV.


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