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Heaven (1998)

A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Marling
Daniel Edwards ...
Heaven (as Danny Edwards)
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Stanner
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Jennifer Marling
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Melrose
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Sweeper
Michael Langley ...
Sean Marling
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Tree
Clint Sharplin ...
Nicely
Barry Spring ...
Wibber
Jon Brazier ...
Billy
Dean Stewart ...
David
Jane Fullerton-Smith ...
Candy (as Jane Fullerton Smith)
Jean Hyland ...
Mrs. Daniels
Valerie Williams ...
Claire
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A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual stripper who is bothered by accurate, but extremely violent visions of future events. The increasingly violent visions start including the architect, who doesn't believe in the prophesy. One who does however is a psychiatrist who is seeing both the stripper and the architect and is sleeping with the ex-wife. He uses the prophecies for his own financial gain. Finally the scenes from the vision move into reality amidst many plot turns. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Every Seduction Is A Gamble.

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Rated R for vicious, bloody violence including rape, pervasive strong language, and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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30 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Aihmalotos ston paradeiso  »

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$1,983 (USA) (30 April 1999)

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$1,983 (USA) (30 April 1999)
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Robert Marling: I'm the chairman of the fuckin' board!
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Someday
(Bryan Bell (as Bell) / Riqi Hadfield (as Hadfield) / Dead Flowers)
Dead Language Music
Performed by Dead Flowers
Courtesy of Wildside Records
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Marvelous
13 July 2002 | by (Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain) – See all my reviews

Last night I watched "Heaven" on television. I was about to skip it because I hadn't heard nothing about it. Luckily, I stayed tuned. And I say luckily because it's one of the best films that I've seen lately.

"Heaven" is a marvelous conjunction of neo-noir drama with a surprising touch of magic realism. The story-line is so original that caught me in a while. The film construction is puzzling, but never confusing, and helps the film to be even more thrilling and fascinating than it's promising premise allowed us to expect. The editing job here is really remarkable; I'd dare to say it is, along with "Pulp Fiction" and "Memento", one of the most coherent and creative works seen in the nineties American filming.

Martin Donovan is excellent, as well as the rest of the cast, but if you look for one unforgettable character, the travesty Heaven, sweet, strong in her weakness and with the surprising ability to anticipate the fate of those who surround her, will immediately catch your eye.

After watching "The ugly" and this extraordinary piece of film art, I'm really looking forward to see Scott Reynold's new project.


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