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Another Day in Paradise -- Nicole Scott is a hip, hard-charging former undercover agent who teams up with Jess Mastriani, a recent graduate of the FBI Quantico training center who gets mysterious visions of missing persons.
Another Day in Paradise -- 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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1999 (Austria) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

James Woods ... Mel

Melanie Griffith ... Sid

Vincent Kartheiser ... Bobbie

Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Rosie

James Otis ... Reverend

Branden Williams ... Danny

Brent Briscoe ... Clem

Peter Sarsgaard ... Ty

Paul Hipp ... Richard Johnson
Kim Flowers ... Bonnie Johnson

John Gatins ... Phil
Ryan Donahue ... Barry

Christopher Doyle ... Conan
Dick Hancock ... Breather

Pamela Gordon ... Waitress

Jay Leggett ... Security Guard
Michael Jeffrey Woods ... Big Man

Karen Sheperd ... Big Man's Wife (as Karen Lee Sheperd)
Mitchell Orr ... Big Man's Boy (as Mitchell Orr Jr.)

Leo Fitzpatrick ... Guard at Reverend's Gate

Simon Williams ... Maitre d'
Steve Connell ... Gas Station Attendant (as Steven Gerard Connell)
Clarence Carter ... Himself
Roosevelt Bitten ... Band Member
Greg Dalton ... Band Member
Donald Hayes ... Band Member
Ishma Israel ... Band Member
Maurice James ... Band Member
Eddie Lott ... Band Member
Will Miller ... Band Member
Darryl Richards ... Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jewels (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Clark 
Writing credits
Eddie Little (book)

Christopher Landon (written by) and
Stephen Chin (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Chin .... producer
Larry Clark .... producer
Scott Shiffman .... co-producer
James Woods .... producer
Cinematography by
Eric Alan Edwards  (as Eric Edwards)
Film Editing by
Luis Colina 
Casting by
John Papsidera 
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
Art Direction by
Erin Cochran 
Set Decoration by
Michele Munoz  (as Michelle Munoz)
Costume Design by
Kathryn Morrison 
Makeup Department
Andre Blaise .... key hair stylist
Elisabeth Fry .... key makeup artist (as Elisabeth Deitrich Fry)
Elisabeth Fry .... special makeup effects artist (as Elisabeth Deitrich Fry)
Maggie Fung .... makeup artist
Maggie Myer .... swing
Christopher Shihar .... additional hair stylist
Judy Yonemoto .... makeup artist
Cass McClure .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Paul Codiga .... assistant production manager
Gina Fortunato .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tia Ardran .... second assistant director
Louis Shaw Milito .... first assistant director (as Louis Milito)
Wendy Palmer .... second second assistant director
Deandre 'Silky' Russell .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
Daniel Beralas .... painter
Ray Brooks .... set dressing
John L. Chaldu .... set dresser (as John Chaldu)
Gill Gayle .... lead man
Cara T. Hoepner .... set designer (as Cara Hoepner)
Robyn B. Holmes .... buyer (as Robyn Holmes)
Lorri Jakubuv .... assistant property master (as Lorri Jakabuv)
Teri Jo Kelley .... lead scenic (as Teri Jo Kelly)
Steve Krynicki .... scenic artist
Christopher Larsen .... swing gang
Eduardo Madrigal .... swing gang
Mike Marco .... propmaker
Juan Martinez .... laborer
Anthony McNerney .... general foreman (as Tony McNearny)
Robert McNerney .... propmaker (as Robert McNearny)
Brian Mertens .... propmaker
John Mertens .... propmaker
Drew Morgan .... carpenter
Matthew Nelson .... art department coordinator
Angela O'Neill .... property master
Cesar Orozco .... propmaker
Jonathan Ortega .... labor foreman
William P. Paine .... lead man (as William Paine)
David Price .... construction
Cristi Ricker .... production assistant: art department
Patrick Sproule .... swing gang
Mike Starns .... set dressing
Chris Steele .... set dresser
Ron Strathman .... construction coordinator
Brian Swanson .... propmaker
Sarah Valentine .... construction estimator
Dominic Varady .... propmaker
Mike West .... propmaker
Angela M. Whiting .... assistant property master (as Angela Whitting)
Monica Wynveldt .... production assistant: art department
Steve Young .... painter
Sound Department
Cesar Aguirre .... utility sound technician
Paul Aulicino .... sound effects editor
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
Lance Brown .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cicero .... apprentice sound editor
Geoff Clark .... sound services manager
Bradley Clouse .... first assistant sound editor
Joe Divitale .... dialog editor (as Joseph Divitale)
Bruce Fortune .... supervising sound editor
Ricardo Francia .... assistant sound editor (as Ricardo A. Francia Jr.)
Eric Hoeschen .... sound re-recording mixer
Marty Hutcherson .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Isais .... sound recordist
Lance Laurienzo .... dialog editor
Rick MacLane .... sound engineer
Charlie McGovern .... sound recordist
Carey Milbradt .... sound editor
Steve Nelson .... sound effects editor
Jay Nierenberg .... sound effects editor
Scott Peets .... remote recording
John Polito .... mastering
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Art Rochester .... production sound mixer
Kim Secrist .... sound effects editor
Mike Shuman .... apprentice sound editor
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
Mimi Starrett .... sound services manager
Cameron Steenhagen .... foley editor
Roger V. Stevenson .... boom operator (as Rover Stevenson)
Jussi Tegelman .... foley mixer
Jason Thibault .... foley mixer
Robert Troy .... dialog editor
Carl D. Ware .... apprentice sound editor (as Carl Ware)
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... dialog editor (as Don Warner)
Aaron D. Weisblatt .... dialogue editor
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer (as James Williams)
Special Effects by
Jason Gustafson .... special effects
Casey Pritchett .... pyrotechnician
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects
Brian Avery .... stunts
Rick Barker .... stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts
Tabby Hanson .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunt coordinator
Nancy Thurston .... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (as Michael Vendrell)
Nancy Young .... stunt double: Melanie Griffith
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bodin .... grip
Marek Bojsza .... electrician
Scott Browner .... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Carmer .... grip
Paul Daley .... gaffer
Mario Davis .... dolly grip
Glen Deitell .... first assistant camera
Mitch Dubin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Richard Elias .... grip
David Ghegan .... set lighting technician
Cranston Gobbo .... key grip
Jarek Gorczycki .... electrician (as Jarek Gorczki)
Rick Gowing .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Lisa 'Tiki' Guerriero)
David Hammett .... best boy electric
David Holt Jr. .... grip (as David Holt)
Brian Kinzey .... electrician
Weston Lant .... best boy grip
Jay Levy .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chuck Linkes .... electrician
Rob Nelson .... video assist operator (as Robert Nelson)
Jason Newton .... grip
Pat Notaro .... camera loader
Rick Pearmain .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Pedone .... electrician (as John Pedon)
Chis Rountree .... grip (as Chris Roundtree)
Peyton Skelton .... electrician
Russ St. John .... grip
R. Michael Stringer .... grip (as Michael Stringer)
Larry Sushinski .... electrician (as Larry Susinski)
David Thielhart .... lighting technician (as Dave Theilhart)
Mark Vargo .... additional photographer
Tobin Yelland .... still photographer
Casting Department
Rich King .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn M. Buehler .... production assistant: wardrobe
Jillian Kreiner .... costume supervisor
Houston Sams .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter
Brett S. McCarthy .... assistant editor (as Brett McCarthy)
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Paul Petschek .... additional editor
Charlene Hamer .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Jennifer A. Blum .... driver: Melanie Griffith
Danny Brooks .... driver
Dennis Clark .... driver
Dana Crocker .... transportation co-captain
Daniel Deprest .... driver: honeywagon
Jennifer Duclos .... driver: Clarence Carter
Donna Hall .... driver: van
Skip Knight .... driver
Lawren McDonald .... driver
Tony Reidel .... driver: production van
Don Tardino .... transportation coordinator
Jon Tardino .... driver: van
Thomas Vilardo .... transportation captain (as Tommy Vilardo)
Derek Wade .... transportation estimator
Other crew
D. Jeffrey Andrick .... production financing
Roberto Benko .... set teacher
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... production legal services: Bodine and Herwitz
Sherri Cosentino .... production coordinator (as Sheri Cosentino)
Tad Driscoll .... production accountant
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantee
Meredith Ferguson .... assistant: Stephen Chin
Jerry Friedman .... set teacher
Larry 'Lenny' Friedman .... set production assistant
Jennifer Gillespie .... set production assistant
Allan Gordon .... weapons wrangler (as Allen Gordon)
David Hayles .... set medic
Miles J. Henley .... assistant locations (as Miles Henley)
Maddy Hill .... production assistant: location
Andrew Hurwitz .... production legal services: Bodine and Herwitz
Brian R. Keathley .... production assistant
Thomas Krueger .... medic
Robert Lassers .... set teacher
Pam Leonte .... script supervisor (as Pamela Leonte)
Ryan Lichterman .... office production assistant
John Limotte .... production legal services: Bodine and Herwitz
Ramiro López .... chef (as Ramiro Lopez)
Casey Mako .... set production assistant
Maeve Mannion .... assistant accountant
Nick Mestrundrea .... craft service (as Nick Mestrandrea)
Ralph B. Meyer .... location manager (as Ralph Meyer)
Ryan Meyer .... craft services helper
Victor Ortado .... assistant accountant
Carter Pickett .... office production assistant
Benito Romo .... chef's helper
Paula Schmit .... completion guarantee
Yosi Sergant .... assistant: Larry Clark
Ann Marie Sisco .... assistant production coordinator
Marion Spiegelman .... completion guarantee
Diana Gray Thompson .... office production assistant
Jennifer Tobey .... office production assistant
Gregorio Valadez .... chef's helper
Bill Davis .... armorer (uncredited)
David Yang .... assistant to producer (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Sid:I'm no role model. I'm a junkie and a thief.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Boogaloo Down BroadwaySee more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A gritty, moving film with terrific performances, 31 March 2001
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

I read in a screenwriting book that the first thing a screenwriter should remind him/herself is don't think up an idea and then say to yourself, "It's been done before." Because no matter how many times that idea was used before, there's always a different approach you can take towards it. This movie clarifies that statement. It takes your standard premise of drug-addicted hustlers on the lam and transforms it brilliantly into this moving, thought-provoking piece of work.

Larry Clark made his debut with the thoroughly disappointing--at least to me--urban drama "Kids." That was a film with no intention, characters you couldn't give a damn about and was just all over the map. Clark definitely showed he has an eye for gritty realism, but put it to bad use with that horrendous and profane motion picture.

Now, "Another Day in Paradise" had its share of four-letter words, in fact I think it had more, but that didn't matter to me. Because the characters, no matter how much drugs they use and no matter how dishonest their lives are, were people you can care for and feel their every emotion and just know that they're really good human beings who happen to be geared in the wrong direction, from their upbringing and society they grew up in.

The performances were groundbreaking. This is one of James Woods' best performances. This is the kind of role he was born to play. I can't imagine a single actor doing a better job. The supporting cast was great, too.

This is the kind of film that catches your eye from start to finish. It starts out with a great shot, with Vincent Kartheiser waking up and lighting up a cigarette while 70's soul music fills the soundtrack. Speaking of great music, Clarence Carter performs his great hit "I'm Looking For a Fox" in one scene. The soundtrack is absolutely wonderful, with the kind of songs I love singing along to.

I highly recommend this movie. However, it is a pretty disturbing film, so be careful what mood you're in when you decide to rent it.

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