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Lonely in America (1990)

The dreams and aspirations about America and life of Arun, a young Indian in his 20s, change as he struggles to fit into a new and alien culture. His strained relationship with his rigidly ... See full summary »

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Barry Alexander Brown, Tirlok Malik (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Arun
Tirlok Malik Tirlok Malik ... Max
Adelaide Miller Adelaide Miller ... Faye
Robert Kessler Robert Kessler ... Jim
David Toney David Toney ... Duncan
Melissa Christopher ... Becky
Frank John Hughes ... Carlos (as Frankie Hughes)
Spike Lee ... Himself
Debbie Rochon ... Jenny, girl at museum
Adrienne Shelly ... Woman in Laundromat
Cee Cee Rider Cee Cee Rider ... Self-Help Class Instructor
Hettle Pastakia Hettle Pastakia ... Bride
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Forman ... Chip
Chander B. Malik Chander B. Malik ... Computer salesman
Ajay Mehta ... Confectionary shop owner
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Storyline

The dreams and aspirations about America and life of Arun, a young Indian in his 20s, change as he struggles to fit into a new and alien culture. His strained relationship with his rigidly traditional uncle, Max, further complicates his dilemma. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1991 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Busca do Paraíso See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Apple Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The first feature to be handled by Arista Classics, an offshoot of now-defunct Artista Films. See more »

Crazy Credits

Some of the credits are shown as magazine coverlines, others on a subscription card, a lottery scratch card and, for the director credit, a trashy tabloid. The critic for 'Variety' wrote: "This may be the first time a non-industry audience applauded the credits". See more »

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I love this movie...
20 July 2003 | by jazzi-1See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie. This movie has a witty dialogue and the cast is excellent. It's about a young Indian immigrant who comes to New York City to look for success, love, and money. However, when he gets to NYC, all he gets is a crappy job at his uncles magazine stand. Throughout the course of the movie, we follow Arun as he struggles with trying to balance his traditional Indian values with the ways of American pop culture. In the end he learns valuable lessons in life and in love.


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