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  (in credits order)

Chad Allen ... Jason Bartok

Bai Ling ... Linda / Shen Li

James Russo ... Leon King

Ron Jeremy ... Bartender (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)

Biff Yeager ... Detective Bill Baker
Nancye Ferguson ... Brenda / Bartender
Belinda Waymouth ... Tina

Raymond Ma ... 1st Massage Parlor Manager

Jeni Chua ... Mieko
Mimi Savage ... 1st Nurse
Rosemary Welden ... Nurse Stevens

John Snyder ... Car Salesman

E.J. Callahan ... Motel Owner

Irene Bedard ... Sandy
Calamity Jane ... Herself
Jeri Lyn Brown ... Belle

Masasa Moyo ... Golden Gate Bartender (as Masasa)

Rosemarie Li ... Asian Woman at Golden Gate

Karen Black ... Chantelle

Katherine Disque ... Suzanne

Valarie Pettiford ... Terry
Karen Robson ... Amargosa Receptionist

François Chau ... Mr. Kim
Woon Young Park ... Security Guard

James Lew ... Mr. Fue
Felix Yan ... Fue Bodyguard
Galen Yuen ... Poker Player #1

Terry Camilleri ... Poker Player #2
Marta Becket ... Herself
Tom Willett ... Himself (as Thomas J. Willett)

Steven Beschloss ... Gunman #1

Ramin Niami ... Gunman #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason David Frank ... Chad

Cole Petersen ... Young Jason (uncredited)

Suren M. Seron ... Airline Ticket Taker (uncredited)

Directed by
Ramin Niami 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Beschloss  writer
Ramin Niami  writer

Produced by
Steven Beschloss .... co-producer
Cherelle George .... co-line producer
Ramin Niami .... producer
Karen Robson .... producer
Jeanine Rohn .... line producer
Rahim Shafaghi .... co-producer
Rosemary Welden .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Cale 
Cinematography by
Jack Cochran 
Film Editing by
Ramin Niami 
Casting by
Rosemary Welden 
Production Design by
Erin Smith 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Train 
Costume Design by
Lisa Lesniak 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Daranyi .... hair stylist (as Jennifer Darany)
Jennifer Daranyi .... key makeup artist (as Jennifer Darany)
Karen McDonald .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Cherelle George .... unit production manager
Jeanine Rohn .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J.J. Dalton .... second second assistant director
Jeff Fuller .... second assistant director
Dana Keating .... second assistant director
John Stecenko .... first assistant director
Rachel Wells .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Paxon Malloy .... swing gang (as Andrew Paxon Malloy)
Joe Moore .... lead man
Jennifer Shroyer .... set dresser
Sound Department
Steven Corbiere .... sound mixer
Gary Day .... boom operator
John Dykstra .... adr recordist
Jeff Formosa .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Martens .... boom operator
Eric Milano .... assistant sound editor
Matthew J. Mondrick .... adr recordist
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Tom Paul .... sound designer
Mike Traeger .... sound effects editor
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Capp .... electrician
David Delgado .... electrician
Chan Lim .... best boy electric
Daniel L. Magat .... electrician (as Daniel Magat)
Paquita Parks .... first assistant camera
Brian Reid .... electrician
Yamit Shimonovitz .... gaffer
Hopper Stone .... still photographer (as Peter Stone)
Wayne Swab .... best boy electric
Alpheus Underhill .... best boy grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María de Lourdes López .... seamstress
Kristina Tatta .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Richard Cassel .... color timer
Annette Davey .... additional editing
Heather Desurvire .... second assistant editor
Molly Lynch .... assistant editor
Dan Pearce .... on-line editor
Steven Sjolund .... on-line editor (as Steve Sjolund)
Tony Teresi .... on-line editor
Music Department
Tarquin Gotch .... music consultant
Michael J. Levine .... music consultant
Other crew
David Aaron .... weapons handler
Michelle Buchanan-Kriebel .... script supervisor
May Chan .... production assistant
Amy D'Alio .... production assistant
Andrew R. Gardiner .... location manager (as Andrew Gardiner)
Micky Govern .... production coordinator: second unit
Marina Grana .... assistant to producer
Terry L. James .... digital film transfer
Karen Robson .... financial legal services (as Karen Robson Esq.)
Pong Yen .... location manager
Josh Siegel .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence, some language, sexuality and brief drug content
USA:98 min

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Great acting, beautiful images, what more could you ask for?, 4 September 2003
Author: noxrosa from Los Angeles

Paris is an impressive combination of a unique, socially-minded, film-noir plot, beautiful visual motifs, and further exploration of what DV filmmaking can look like.

Bai Ling is captivating in every scene she's in, and Chad Allen is perfectly suited for the role of the young, struggling cop. We really come to care about both of their conflicted characters.

Throughout the film the repetitive use of mirrors is just one of several visual elements that serve to make Paris artistically moving, and this, in combination with a twisiting plot that takes us between the seedier parts of Los Angeles and Los Vegas, makes this a film you can't stop once you've started.

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