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Heaven's Burning (1997)

 -  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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Cast

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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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When Yukio, after having a bike wreck, is standing at the side of the road, you can very clearly see the shadow of the boom mic falling on the dusty road. See more »

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

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SONG FOR A DREAMER
Performed by Procol Harum
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Cruel romance
16 April 2001 | by (Samara, Russia) – See all my reviews

When I was reading other users' comments it occurred to me that the film is a "cruel romance". What Nick Cave did with his "Murder Ballads", but on the screen. I believe, the film has something in common with "Night Cowboy", "Knocking on Heaven's Door", but it has neither the raw prose of life of the former, nor the sentimental appeal of the latter. It's meant to be viewed with a touch of irony, a touch of "stepping aside". It's intentionally overdone here and there, but it doesn't spoil the story, it's the mark of the genre. Personally I welcomed this Australian variety of "cruel romance", it's a rest from sickeningly earnest Hollywood stuff.


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