TV Series 1987-90

Release Date: 5 September 1987 (USA)

Created by Ron Koslow

Cast:

Ron Perlman ... Vincent
Linda Hamilton ... Catherine Chandler
Roy Dotrice ... Father
Jay Acovone ... Joe Maxwell
Armin Shimerman ... Pascal
Edward Albert ... Elliot Burch
Ellen Geer ... Mary
Ritch Brinkley ... William
David Greenlee ... Mouse
Tony Jay ... Paracelcus
Beah Richards ... Narcissa
John McMartin ... Charles Chandler
Joseph Campanella ... Dr. Peter Alcott
James Avery ... Winslw
Bill Marcus ... D.A. Moreno
Terri Hanauer ... Jenny Aronson
Richard Roundtree ... Cleon Manning
Bruce Abbott ... Devin Wells
Irina Irvine ... Jamie
Ren Woods ... Edie
Terrylene ... Laura
Corey Danziger ... Kipper

Jo Anderson ... Diana Bennett
Stephen McHattie ... Gabriel

 

Episode List

Conventions

Interviews
(Assorted)
BATB & others

Video Interviews

Pics of Ron & Linda's
episode introductions

Photo Gallery

Artwork

CABB Website
(Classic Alliance of
"Beauty and the Beast")

 

 

 

Genre:
Crime / Fantasy / Drama / Romance

Filming Locations:
Republic Studios/CBS Studio Center - Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA, and also at various locations in and around Los Angeles, including Griffith Park.

Plot Summary:

Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairytale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent,(a mythic, noble man-beast) and his Catherine (a savvy assistant DA in New York); and a secret Utopian community of social outcasts living in a wondrous world beneath the city a sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved. Through an emotional bond connecting Vincent to Catherine, he is able to sense the dangers her job brings her, and he comes to be her protector as well as the man she loves beyond all measure. The series follows the developing relationship between these two and nicely fleshes out the underground world of labyrinth tunnels, mystical waterfalls, and people who have come together to form a loving and nurturing family. In a twist from the original tale, however, this "beast" does not transform into society's idea of beauty after gaining the love of Catherine. Rather, Vincent's inner beauty is allowed to remain the focus of who he is and it is Catherine's former "shallow" self that is the ugliness transformed by their love of each other.
by Peg McNabb.

Executive Producers
Ron Koslow
Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas
Stephen Kurzfeld

Producer ... Howard Gordon
Associate producer ... Christopher Toyne
Coordinating producer ... David F. Schwartz

Theme Music by Lee Holdridge
Additional music by Don Davis

Beast Design by Rick Baker
Beast Make-up by Margaret Beserra

Costumes by Judy Evans

Production Companies
Republic Pictures (II)

Distributors
CBS Television (USA) (TV)
Columbia House (USA) (VHS)

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