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Paris (2003)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 May 2003 (USA)
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Paris follows rookie detective Jason Bartok on his disturbing journey through the shadowy underworld of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, illuminated only by a sweet but short-lived romance with a... See full summary »

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Jason Bartok
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Linda / Shen Li
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Leon King
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Bartender (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
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Detective Bill Baker
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Brenda / Bartender
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Tina
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Paris follows rookie detective Jason Bartok on his disturbing journey through the shadowy underworld of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, illuminated only by a sweet but short-lived romance with a strikingly beautiful, enigmatic woman. As the tale unfolds, Jason accidentally shoots his corrupt partner, Leon, grabbing stolen money from the crime scene at the older policeman's urging. The guilt-ridden young man quickly takes to the road to track down Leon's lover, Linda/Shen Li, an illegal Chinese immigrant, to deliver the bag of cash to her. Jason's search takes in seedy motels and rough bars, an L.A. massage parlor and a Nevada ranch, until finally in a dingy Vegas dive, he discovers the irresistible Linda, a sparkling jewel ensnared by the sex trade. Stalked by thugs, the money's "rightful owners", Jason and Linda are thrust together to make their escape through the haunting landscape that is the California desert. As Linda's "American Dream" continues to crumble and Jason struggles with ... Written by Anonymous

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The business of pleasure.

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Rated R for violence, some language, sexuality and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Great Theme!
18 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Still this kind of sex industry now!!! Paris represents one of the social problems in United State which it is neglected. If some organizations support these movies more directors will encourage working on social problems, which it is the first step for solving them.

The story is great but details are not as good as the story. The acting is excellent! The characters seem real and we believe them.The love story is completely acceptable. Images are good as far as DV goes.

While I was seeing this movie the only thing that bothers me was the absence of atmosphere. Maybe using more exterior shots, long shots and more sound effect in some locations could be helpful. Actually, it is hard to judge a low budget film because it seems that most of the problems are result of being tight in the budget.

Because of the great theme, excellent acting, real characters and acceptable romantic story I would highly recommend this film.


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