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Cast

Credited cast:
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Arun
Tirlok Malik ...
Max
Adelaide Miller ...
Faye
Robert Kessler ...
Jim
David Toney ...
Duncan
Melissa Christopher ...
Becky
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Carlos (as Frankie Hughes)
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Himself
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Jenny, girl at museum
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Woman in Laundromat
Cee Cee Rider ...
Hettle Pastakia ...
Bride
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Chip
Chander B. Malik ...
Computer salesman
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Confectionary shop owner
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The dreams and aspirations about America and life of Arun, a young Indian in his 20s, change as he struggles to fit into a new and alien culture. His strained relationship with his rigidly traditional uncle, Max, further complicates his dilemma. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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14 November 1991 (Australia)  »

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Em Busca do Paraíso  »

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Some of the credits are shown as magazine coverlines, others on a subscription card, a lottery scratch card and, for the director credit, a trashy tabloid. The critic for 'Variety' wrote: "This may be the first time a non-industry audience applauded the credits". See more »

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I love this movie...
20 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie. This movie has a witty dialogue and the cast is excellent. It's about a young Indian immigrant who comes to New York City to look for success, love, and money. However, when he gets to NYC, all he gets is a crappy job at his uncles magazine stand. Throughout the course of the movie, we follow Arun as he struggles with trying to balance his traditional Indian values with the ways of American pop culture. In the end he learns valuable lessons in life and in love.


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