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Another Day in Paradise (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  1999 (Austria)
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In the hope of a big score, two junkie couples team up to commit various drug robberies which go disastrously wrong leading to dissent, violence and murder.

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Mel
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Sid
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Reverend
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Danny
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Clem
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Ty
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Richard Johnson
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Bonnie Johnson
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Barry
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Conan
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Bobbie is an addict and small-time thief. When one of his jobs goes bad, Mel is called in to patch him up. Mel offers him a chance at a bigger score. Over time, Mel and his girlfriend Sid become almost like parents to Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie, but this can't last. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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We live at the abyss.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Paradise  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,900 (USA) (1 January 1999)

Gross:

$1,025,234 (USA) (9 April 1999)
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Director Larry Clark didn't believe that Vincent Kartheiser, then 18, was of a legal age for his role (involving nudity, sexual situations, and drug use) and wouldn't cast him until he was able to prove his age. Kartheiser was cast once he produced his driver's license. See more »

Goofs

When Mel and Bobbie are pulling over by the clinic pharmacy, a reflection of a camera rain cover is visible in the windscreen of the car. See more »

Quotes

Bobbie: Are you a doctor, Melvin?
Mel: Yeah. I'm a doctor, shooting you up with heroin. That's right.
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Here I Am
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Percy Sledge
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Nicely done
15 December 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

This one worked for me. The superb acting and fine camera work made this very believable. The scenes are some of the most realistic I've seen. Particularly noteworthy are the scenes involving extreme tension.

Throughout the picture I felt an urging to like these characters, sensing that they were, deep down, decent people who somehow got wrapped up in this type of life.

I'm not generally a fan of Griffith, but this role suits her well and her acting is top-notch. Woods is almost always exceptional, and his work here is no exception. The younger stars also perform quite well with this challenging, emotional material. And I thought the acting of the minor characters was excellent, suggesting the director had his act together on this one.

You have to acclimate to the language and level of tension early on or the movie will drive you nuts. But if you do, it begins to involve you deeply in the characters' situations and lives.


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