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Heaven's Burning (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  3 April 1998 (USA)
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After a botched bank job, a gang takes a hostage, Japanese girl on the run from arranged marriage, and escapes. Their wheelman saves the girl from them and the two go on the run with the cops, the gang and her psycho father on their tail.

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Midori
Kenji Isomura ...
Yukio
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Cam
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Mahood
Petru Gheorghiu ...
Boorjan
Anthony Phelan ...
Bishop
Matthew Dyktynski ...
Moffat
Colin Hay ...
Jonah
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Sharon
Norman Kaye ...
Store Owner
Kate Fitzpatrick ...
Gloria
Kuni Hashimoto ...
Oshima
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Gullbuddin
Christopher Duncan ...
Confused Man (as Christopher Duncan)
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"Heaven's Burning" tells the story of a man and a woman who are inexplicably thrown together, amid violence and chaos. They quickly find themselves on the run from many adversaries, but find time to fall in love along the way. Written by Dave Nusair <dnusair@chat.carleton.ca>

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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AUD 16,525 (Australia) (7 November 1997)

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AUD 16,525 (Australia) (7 November 1997)
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Goofs

When Yukio accidentally shoots his translator, he is first seen pulling back the slide of his 1911 pistol and the slide locks to the rear. The slide of a 1911 will only lock back if a) the slide lock is pressed up or b) the pistol magazine inserted is empty. Since Yukio knew nothing about firearms it is unlikely he would lock back the slide by himself, so the pistol that accidentally shot his friend was empty of any ammunition. See more »

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Referenced in Supernatural: Lucifer Rising (2009) See more »

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BAYOU PON PON
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Arranged by D.I. Menard, Eddie LeJeune and Ken Smith
Performed by Le Trio Cadien
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Stick it out till the end
15 November 1999 | by (Lawrence, KS) – See all my reviews

Well, I watched this again after seeing Russell Crowe in The Insider.

THE reason to watch this movie, in my mind, is the last five minutes. If you've read the title, I don't think I'm giving anything away when I say that it's the sort of poetically cataclysmic ending you'd expect from the best of film noir...bringing to mind a vague connection with Kiss Me Deadly...and the only way to end any good road movie. That said, the rest of the movie is pure B...true to the noir roots...and whether or not the mistranslations and boom mike shadows were intentional is somewhat irrelevant. You may laugh, you may not, but at worst it's a quirky, passably interesting vehicle to the "good" part.

As for Crowe, well, fans may enjoy, but no one's really given enough time or lines to shine in this movie. Or establish believable relationships for that matter. They're grim characters on a silent march to their doom, leaving a path of carnage and (I must insist quite relevant) dead bystanders in their wake.


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