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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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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.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1999 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Paradise  »

Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,025,234 (USA) (9 April 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Mel and Sid are picking up Bobbie and Rosie, Sid (played by Melanie Griffith) tells the kids she "loves Desperado's," which is the title of her husband, Antonio Banderas, movie Desperado. See more »


When Vincent Kartheiser, alone in a toilet cubicle, climbs into the roof cavity through the overhead access hole. The hand of a crew member can be seen coming up from bottom of frame, giving him a boost. See more »


Sid: I'm no role model. I'm a junkie and a thief.
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The Gremmie Part 1
Written by Gerald Sanders, Norman Sanders, Jesse Sanders, Leonard Delaney, George White
Performed by The Tornadoes
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17 June 1999 | by (Selbyside - St. Paul, MN USA) – See all my reviews

Almost everybody who wrote a review for this movie seem to say that the movie sucked, I disagree. Larry Clark has a real knack for showing society unflinching, raw and vital. The acting is superior and doesn't pull any punches. James Woods deserves some sort of award, he hasn't been better in any other movie. The music is perfect, the cinematography is lush, poetic. See the movie, you won't be disappointed, unless you're one of those wussies with a weak stomach. Look fast for Leo Fitzpatrick (Telly from KIDS) as the guard at the Reverend's house.

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