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Paradise Park (1992)

As narrated by a youthful observer of the Paradise Trailer Park in West Virginia, this film depicts the earthy existence and dreams of the park's residents.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Groce Larry Groce ... Marlon
Jeniphur Gurney Jeniphur Gurney ... Caroline
Lina Basquette ... Nada
John McIntyre John McIntyre ... Clifford
Michael Meredith Michael Meredith ... Avis (as Michael Martin)
Martha Ellen Senseney ... Libby
Nathan Clark ... Casey
Guy Nelson Guy Nelson ... Kendall
Webb Wilder Webb Wilder ... Cowboy
Jim Wolfe Jim Wolfe ... Wesley
Gary Brown Gary Brown ... Man Will Work
Joan Marie Brooks Joan Marie Brooks ... Evelyn
Isaac Wohl Isaac Wohl ... Skipper
Demona Kirk Demona Kirk ... Ramona
Johnny PayCheck Johnny PayCheck ... LaMarr


As narrated by a youthful observer of the Paradise Trailer Park in West Virginia, this film depicts the earthy existence and dreams of the park's residents.

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When all else fails, look to the Heavens.









Release Date:

April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroes of the Heart See more »

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Big Pictures See more »
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maybe...but probably not
4 October 2003 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

To many - probably a below-average film. I gave it an above-average rating. Wha??? First, let me say that the movie is steered by the musings of an intelligent, 16-year-old resident of the Paradise Trailer Park, who - incongruously - has dropped out of high school. He is able to tell us much about a variety of residents of this West Virginia community, the backbone of which is teacher, Marlon Dingus. During the few days before their Summer God-Watch and Fun Fest, we meet - among MANY others - two lady friends of Marlon; also, Avis, the neighborhood's fire-and-brimstone preacher; as well as Evelyn, a single mother of a "slow" son; and elderly Nada, who's "visit from God" is responsible for the resurrection of the picnic. My favorite, however, is grease-monkey Clifford, and his willing wife. The simplicity of the characters appealed to me. However, that's probably the biggest criticism about this flick: its simplicity - considerable inactivity and inappropriate timing and delivery by fledgling actors, many of whom are more known for their country songs: Porter Waggoner; Johnny Paycheck; T. Graham Brown; Razzy Bailey; and leading man, Larry Groce. So...probably not most folks' cup of tea...but I enjoyed it.

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