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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.









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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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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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Want a copy of the film trade winds
21 April 2012 | by danitzamatthewSee all my reviews

I'm from the island of St. Maarten / St. Martin where Trade Winds was filmed, I saw this movie when I was 8 or 9 years old, I'm now 28 and still remember it like it was yesterday. I have been searching high and low for it. I even asked some of my fellow islanders who i clearly remember watching it with and they've seemed to forgotten "Trade Winds". I could never forget it, because it was a huge deal to have a mini-series filmed on our little paradise. I can remember how on the french side a portion of the residents gathered at the MJC (community center) to watch this series that we were all excited about just because it was filmed on our little rock. I can remember saying to myself that one day I'd be an actress too..(well i'm still dreaming of that day to come) and when I saw Michael Michele, i thought she was the most beautiful woman I'd seen on television... at that time. It would be really nice to see this show again, I've been looking for it for a few years now but to no avail.Is there anyway for me to get a copy of this mini-series??? or is there anyone who knows how i can?

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