Melanie Griffith
Director: Mary Agnes Donoghue Cast: Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith
, Don Johnson
Don Johnson
, Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Mary Agnes Donoghue

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Mary Agnes Donohue adapted her French success Le Grand Chemin for this American version, reworked as a vehicle for Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Paradise is a coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old boy named Willard (Elijah Wood), who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily (Melanie Griffith), who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben (Don Johnson) have been living in an unmentioned emotional vacuum since the death of their own three year old boy. Willard makes friends with the local 9-year-old tomboy, Billie (Thora Birch), who teaches Willard to be comfortable with himself. When Willard gains a handle on his own emotions, he can now help Ben and Lily to connect, overcome grief and rediscover themselves.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/17/2019
UPC: 0738329232139
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG-13
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 8,600

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian and critic Peter Tonguette; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Melanie Griffith Lily Reed
Don Johnson Ben Reed
Elijah Wood Willard Young
Thora Birch Billie Pike
Sheila McCarthy Sally Pike
Eve Gordon Rosemary
Louise Latham Catherine Reston Lee
Greg Travis Earl McCoy
Sarah Trigger Darlene
Richard Olsen Minister
Johanna Ray Actor
Melanie van Betten Marliss
Eric Vest D.J.
Rick Andosca Ernest Parkett
Anthony Romano Clay-Popular Boy
Timothy Erskine Darlene's Boyfriend
Dave Hager Bartender
Chestley Price Bus Driver
John R. Copeman Other Fisherman
Jeff Jeffcoat Eddie-the Attendant
Scott Hubacek Greyhound Bus Driver
Jason Robert Somrak Neighborhood Tough
William Thomas Crumby Lou
Carl McIntyre Willard's Father
Lucy Alpaugh 1st Old Lady
Kay Shroka 2nd Old Lady

Technical Credits
Mary Agnes Donoghue Director,Screenwriter
Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Linda Palermo Donahue Costumes/Costume Designer
Ted Field Executive Producer
Eva Gardos Editor
Donna J. Hattin Set Decoration/Design
Marcia Hinds-Johnson Production Designer
Max Kleven Stunts
Scott Kroopf Producer,Screenwriter
Jean-Francois Lepetit Executive Producer
Debra McDermott Editor
David Newman Score Composer
Patrick Palmer Producer,Screenwriter
Johanna Ray Casting
Evelyn Sakash Production Designer
Merritt Yohnka Stunts
Jerzy Zielinski Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Paradise
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [9:10]
2. Chapter 2 [14:13]
3. Chapter 3 [15:06]
4. Chapter 4 [18:21]
5. Chapter 5 [15:26]
6. Chapter 6 [17:00]
7. Chapter 7 [12:28]
8. Chapter 8 [9:16]
9. Chapter 9 [:01]

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