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Heaven (1998)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  30 April 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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Crime | Thriller

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Aihmalotos ston paradeiso  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Robert Marling: I'm the chairman of the fuckin' board!
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Soundtracks

Scorpio Girls
(Karl Steven (as Steven) / Joe Lonie (as Fisher) / Tim Stewart (as Stewart) / Ben Sciascia (as Scia-Scia) / Ché Fu (as Ness) / Nick Atkinson (as Atkinson))
Mushroom Music
Performed by Supergroove
Under license from BMG New Zealand
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An intense, brilliant film that keeps the viewer thinking throughout
2 July 2000 | by (Palm Desert, California) – See all my reviews

New Zealand director Scott Reynolds has a flair for getting into viewers heads while they watch, and this was very apparent in his previous film, The Ugly. Time seems to be a force in this film as well, by playing with the sequence of events, going forward and back. Fortunately, we seem to understand what happens (like the constant time playing in the film Siesta), and become more involved with what is happening to the characters. Gambling addictions, child custody, seedy strip joints, and even a psychic all weave a fascinating situation that could help or destroy all involved. Despite its rough nature, it still manages to be a very satisfying experience. One you will tell friends you have to see to believe. It does deserve notice as a unique film and hopefully word of mouth will help get this film the recognition it deserves.


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