A forbidden love affair blossoms on the beautiful and sultry Caribbean island of St. Martin in this tale of two wealthy and powerful families vying against each other for power and ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
Anita Morris ...  Contessa Laetitia Philips Gabetti 3 episodes, 1993
John Beck ...  Robert Philips 3 episodes, 1993
Dean Tarrolly Dean Tarrolly ...  Joseph Gabetti 3 episodes, 1993
Ned Vaughn ...  Anthony Philips 3 episodes, 1993
Sam Hennings ...  Will Philips 3 episodes, 1993
Claudette Roche ...  Marigot Philips 3 episodes, 1993
Michael Michele ...  Maxine Phillips 3 episodes, 1993
Allan Dean Moore Allan Dean Moore ...  Kyle Philips 3 episodes, 1993
Kim Hamilton ...  Madame DeGaulle 3 episodes, 1993
Randi Ingerman ...  August DeGaulle 3 episodes, 1993
Paula Trickey ...  Nurse Lisa Topping 3 episodes, 1993
Gregory McKinney ...  Duncan Laurant 3 episodes, 1993
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...  Christof Philips 3 episodes, 1993
Kent Burden Kent Burden ...  Chris Phillips 3 episodes, 1993
Mark Sivertsen ...  Dave 3 episodes, 1993
Dominique Barnes ...  Sara 3 episodes, 1993
Hyacinthe Christine Williams Hyacinthe Christine Williams ...  Bonny 3 episodes, 1993
Esther Dominique Esther Dominique ...  Leela 3 episodes, 1993
Emilia Hughes Emilia Hughes ...  Maid 3 episodes, 1993
Betty Nisbeth Betty Nisbeth ...  Band Leader 3 episodes, 1993
Yvonne Thompson Yvonne Thompson ...  Market Vendor 3 episodes, 1993
Charles Wattley Charles Wattley ...  Doorman 3 episodes, 1993
Dan Romero ...  Thug #1 3 episodes, 1993
Solly Marx Solly Marx ...  Thug #2 3 episodes, 1993
John Coffie John Coffie ...  Casino Dealer 3 episodes, 1993
Lindsey Ginter ...  Major Hugo Rotterdam 3 episodes, 1993
Scott Lawrence ...  Junior Hall 3 episodes, 1993
Richard Gibson ...  DeRoos 3 episodes, 1993
Ian Valz Ian Valz ...  Denny 3 episodes, 1993
Richard Gant ...  Judge 3 episodes, 1993
Stephen Meadows ...  Rick Sommers 3 episodes, 1993
Barbara Stock ...  Grace Sommers 3 episodes, 1993
Michael McLafferty ...  Ocean Sommers 3 episodes, 1993
Rebecca Staab ...  Ellen Sommers 3 episodes, 1993


A forbidden love affair blossoms on the beautiful and sultry Caribbean island of St. Martin in this tale of two wealthy and powerful families vying against each other for power and dominance. The Philips family owns the multi-million dollar Paradise Rum Company, which basically controls everything on the island except for the posh and elegant Trade Winds Hotel, which is owned by the Sommers family. The Trade Winds has financial troubles, and as a result, the Philips are looking to make a new addition to their empire, but the Sommers beg to differ. Cristof, the patriarch of the Philips looks to end the feuding and reconcile the two families, but his task becomes even more difficult when his beautiful (and recently engaged) granddaughter Maxine meets and falls for handsome island adventurer Ocean Sommers. The rest of the Philips warn Maxine against Ocean, telling her "This Ocean has a riptide and he will drag you under!" However, Maxine chooses to follow her heart instead, even daring a... Written by KLange

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Two families torn apart by hate...brought together by passion.









Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le trésor des alizés See more »

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(5 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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NBC aired only part one of the three-part mini-series. All three segments appear in the 2004 DVD release. See more »

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I remember this show like it was yester as I played the kid version of Ned Vaughn's character. Together with a group of friends they died my hair red to make pictures a soccer team and me and a good friend where represented as the kid version of the main actor and Ned Vaughn. He is a cool dude... The scene where the mother was looking at picture of an old soccer team.. That's is myself and my friends.

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