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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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Phil
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Barry
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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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Paradise  »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,900, 3 January 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,025,234, 11 April 1999
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Melanie Griffith's mother Tippi Hedren and Natasha Gregson Wagner's stepmother Jill St. John have both played the love interest of Sean Connery: Hedren in Marnie (1964) and St. John in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). See more »

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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 »

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Sid: I'm no role model. I'm a junkie and a thief.
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I'll Let Nothing Separate Us
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Superior crime story. One of James Woods best performances.
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'Kids' director Larry Clark really comes up trumps with this fine story of crime, addiction and surrogate families. Relative unknown Vincent Kartheiser, and the up and coming Natasha Gregson Wagner ('Lost Highway', 'Two Girls and a Guy') are fine as the young wanna be thieves, but the real stars of the show are their mentors' played by James Woods and Melanie Griffith.

Griffith is often ridiculed for her flakiness, but should be applauded for taking riskier, more challenging material such as this and John Waters' 'Cecil B. DeMented'. Woods is a ridiculously underrated actor, and along with the equally underestimated James Caan, is rivaling the much more celebrated De Niro and Pacino as best American actors of their generation in my opinion. Woods is simply sensational as the motor mouth Mel, a complex and unpredictable character. His performance here ranks with 'Videodrome', 'Cop' and 'The Boost' as one of his most memorable.

Forget the spurious 'Kalifornia', 'Drugstore Cowboy' and 'True Romance' comparisons. They are all great movies, but this is no rehash or rip off. It's a fantastic movie in its own right. Don't miss this one!


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