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Paradise Recovered (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | October 2010 (USA)
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A devout young woman learns about faith, living, and love from a surprising source.


Storme Wood


Andie Redwine
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Wallis Heather Wallis ... Esther (as Heather Del Rio)
Dane Hurlburt ... Gabriel (as Dane Seth Hurlburt)
Oliver Luke Oliver Luke ... Mark
Andrew Sensenig ... David Sawyer
Austin Chittim Austin Chittim ... Phillip Sawyer
Wendy Zavaleta ... Mrs. Sawyer
Richard Dillard Richard Dillard ... Warren F. Vanderbilt
Jim Aabear Jim Aabear ... Richard
Marina Seitsinger ... Susan
Leah Kirts Leah Kirts ... Bridget
Anna Valerie Becker Anna Valerie Becker ... Sophie
Sarah Ivey-Lucas Sarah Ivey-Lucas ... Woman in Store
Craig Dalton Craig Dalton ... Bar Dude 1
Scott Drichel Scott Drichel ... Bar Dude 2
Trenadee Lafferty Trenadee Lafferty ... Stylist


Esther Harris, a young woman praised for her virtue and devotion to Warren F. Vanderbilt's Prophetic Watchman Ministries, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime - to attend Vanderbilt's Kingdom Bible College and to marry Phillip Sawyer, the son of a minister and a Kingdom student being groomed for the ministry. When the fundamentalist Christian sect falls on hard times, Esther looks for employment at a local health food store to supplement the group's income. At the store, Esther gets a chance to share her faith with her new manager, Gabriel, a devout skeptic and preacher's kid, and his roommate, Mark, a college drop-out who finds Christian television to be great entertainment. Shot entirely on location in Southern Indiana and Austin, Texas, Paradise Recovered attempts a modern-day retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan while addressing the important topics of faith, tolerance, and spiritual abuse in modern culture. Written by Andie Redwine

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It's about believing.




Not Rated


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Release Date:

October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$115,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

By The Glass Productions See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


Esther: I'm Jezebel.
Gabriel: Jezebel...
Esther: Jezebel!
Gabriel: Like the Bible story.
Esther: Right.
Gabriel: You've a wicked queen?
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Crazy Credits

One animal was saved during the making of this film. Little Blue "Wildcat" Garcia. See more »


Features The Giant Gila Monster (1959) See more »


Amazing Grace
Written and performed by Cara Jean Wahlers and Grover Parido
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Incredible Film
4 July 2011 | by xtremesouljarSee all my reviews

This move is something that should have been brought to everyones attention. With an excellent script, great acting/cast and a story that will touch and enlighten anyone who watches it, how can you go wrong.

I saw this amazing film at the festival in Oklahoma city, and saw it twice. Its amazing that the film not only did its research (which means that it is very accurate in its portrayal of some of the churches and cults out there) but it really informs everyone that if you open your mind and heart, you will see the world and your life clearly To sum up my view of this movie, I see them getting a few awards for best indie film and best screenplay. Oscar anyone?

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