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Trade Winds (1993– )

TV Mini-series | 60 min | Drama

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 ...See moreA 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 hurricane to meet Ocean in a secret rendezvous, and a rain-soaked night of passion. The situation takes a drastic turn for the worse; however, when Maxine's brother Chris goes out on a scuba-diving trip for a cursed sunken treasure, and is killed, with Ocean being accused of his death. Maxine's fiancé takes the opportunity to try to get rid of Ocean by making sure that he gets sent behind bars permanently. He'll do whatever it takes to succeed, but Maxine is also willing to do anything, and to make any sacrifice, to prevent that. As the trial goes on, chaos ensues when the shocking truth behind Chris's death and long-hidden family secrets are revealed. Will the real killer be discovered? Can the two families put the past behind and reconcile? And can true love still win in the end, despite all the difficulties and obstacles hindering it? Written by KLange See less
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Hugh Bush (teleplay)
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Updated Aug 27, 1993

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Aug 27, 1993 (United States)

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Anita Morris
Contessa Laetitia Philips Gabetti Contessa Laetitia Philips Gabetti   See fewer
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John Beck
Robert Philips Robert Philips   See fewer
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Dean Tarrolly
Joseph Gabetti Joseph Gabetti   See fewer
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Ned Vaughn
Anthony Philips Anthony Philips   See fewer
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Sam Hennings
Will Philips Will Philips   See fewer
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Claudette Roche
Marigot Philips Marigot Philips   See fewer
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Michael Michele
Maxine Phillips Maxine Phillips   See fewer
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Allan Dean Moore
Kyle Philips Kyle Philips   See fewer
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Kim Hamilton
Madame DeGaulle Madame DeGaulle   See fewer
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Randi Ingerman
August DeGaulle August DeGaulle   See fewer
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Paula Trickey
Nurse Lisa Topping Nurse Lisa Topping   See fewer
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Gregory McKinney
Duncan Laurant Duncan Laurant   See fewer
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Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Christof Philips Christof Philips   See fewer
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Kent Burden
Chris Phillips Chris Phillips   See fewer
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Betty Nisbeth
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Yvonne Thompson
Market Vendor Market Vendor   See fewer
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Charles Wattley
Doorman Doorman   See fewer
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Dan Romero
Thug #1 Thug #1   See fewer
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Solly Marx
Thug #2 Thug #2   See fewer
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John Coffie
Casino Dealer Casino Dealer   See fewer
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Lindsey Ginter
Major Hugo Rotterdam Major Hugo Rotterdam   See fewer
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Scott Lawrence
Junior Hall Junior Hall   See fewer
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Ian Valz
Denny Denny   See fewer
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Stephen Meadows
Rick Sommers Rick Sommers   See fewer
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Barbara Stock
Grace Sommers Grace Sommers   See fewer
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Michael McLafferty
Ocean Sommers Ocean Sommers   See fewer
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Rebecca Staab
Ellen Sommers Ellen Sommers   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 70 votes