In 1890 in the town of Paradise, a professional gunfighter is forced to take custody of his sister's four children, retiring to a farm and a quiet life. Nevertheless, he is often called upon by residents to defend them from lawlessness.
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1991   1990   1989   1988  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lee Horsley ...  Ethan Allen Cord 56 episodes, 1988-1991
Jenny Beck ...  Claire Carroll 56 episodes, 1988-1991
Matthew Newmark Matthew Newmark ...  Joseph Carroll 56 episodes, 1988-1991
Brian Lando Brian Lando ...  Ben Carroll 56 episodes, 1988-1991
Michael Patrick Carter ...  George Carroll 56 episodes, 1988-1991
Sigrid Thornton ...  Amelia Lawson 56 episodes, 1988-1991
Dehl Berti ...  John Taylor 56 episodes, 1988-1991
James Crittenden James Crittenden ...  Charlie / ... 37 episodes, 1988-1991
Mack Dryden Mack Dryden ...  Scotty McBride / ... 34 episodes, 1988-1990
John Bloom ...  Tiny 25 episodes, 1988-1991
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Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | Western

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The first two years the show was just called "Paradise". It was changed to "Guns of Paradise" for the third season. See more »

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Awesome series!!
19 October 2006 | by simonbeyerSee all my reviews

"Paradise"/"Guns Of Paradise" aired on Danish television around 1990. I remember it clearly. I was about 10 years old back then and I loved to watch the series. I think the main reasons why it is so memorable are the characters (especially Ethan Cord), the atmosphere, the music and the fact that the series deals with basic human spirit - general topics like love, hate, responsibility, challenge, adventure, etc. All those things that every person can relate to.

There was just something very special about the whole thing. I was never much into westerns, but this one just touched me deeply. I regret to say that all I have on tape are four episodes from the final season and part of one episode from season two. I used to have more episodes on tape, but I must have erased them when I was younger. I remember the episode "The Plague" - I remember something about a violent fight between Tiny and Ethan in that episode. Am I right? I also slightly remember the character of Johnny Ryan...

I would love for the series to be released on DVD someday. I dunno if it'll ever happen, but it would be great. It was for sure the best series I ever caught. I watch the four episodes I have on tape occasionally. It's a tremendous joy. :-)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guns of Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, California, USA See more »

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Lorimar Television See more »
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(56 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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