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The Fall Before Paradise (2004)

| Thriller | 2004 (USA)
A psychiatric patient, guided by disturbing dreams and visions, attempts to reunite an abducted child with her mother.



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Credited cast:
Jennifer Chudy ...
Mary Webber
Dangerous Patient 3
Kimberly S. Fairbanks ...
Jennifer Kersey ...
Hospital Volunteer
Orderly #2
Shelley McPherson ...
Christopher Morse ...
Telephone Repairman
Rob Patterson ...
Orderly #1
Michael Leroy Sheppard ...
Police Officer
Karim Sioud ...
Dangerous Patient
Michael Patrick Smith ...
Psychiatric Patient #2
Tony Tsendeas ...


A psychiatric patient is haunted by dreams of abduction and abuse from the perspective of an abducted boy. The psychiatric patient stops taking his medication and the dreams and visions become even more disturbing. He will never have peace as long as the boy's little sister is in the company of the brutal abductors. The child's fate seems to rest in the hands of the outpatient girlfriend whose main objective is to bomb the phone company, convinced they are guilty of mass mind control. Together, two chemically imbalanced lovers struggle to see truth amidst the delusions of mental illness and stand alone in their attempt to rescue the abducted girl. Written by Steven Gillilan

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$200,000 (estimated)

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bit more than they could chew
18 February 2004 | by (connecticut) – See all my reviews

Well i saw this at the director's view film festival and i had to leave. I didnt get to finish it because it was just that poor. I say they bit off more than they could chew because it seemed they knew nothing about mental illness, and the inner workings of an institution. I have a friend who is a director of a private institution and we saw it together and it amazed us how completely off everything was. I could go into examples, but ill give just one compeltely obvious one, Nurses check their patients when they give them medicine. I dont want to be mean at all, i commend the attempt, i just dont see how that won such a prestigous Connecticut festival, it really dampens the whole film festival experience for me. But back to the actually movie. The acting in this was worse than any independant, or hollywood, movie i have ever seen before, and so bad that i got so frustrated that i had to leave, and i usually never leave, especially on independant film, because i know it needs support more than anything. It also depressed me that the woman, leading woman in the ward was as bad as she was, but she was so pivitol to the whole story. I could go on, but ill stop here. but i will say this, It is so discouraging to see such a horrible film get such a big award. As a filmmaker i find this offensive. I wish you luck and wish you the best in what you do, but i wouldnt quit my day job just yet.

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