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Heaven's Burning (1997)

After a botched bank job, a gang takes hostage a Japanese girl on the run from an arranged marriage, and escapes. Their wheel man saves the girl from them and the two go on the run with cops, the gang and her psycho husband on their tail.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Colin
... Midori
Kenji Isomura ... Yukio
... Cam
... Mahood
Petru Gheorghiu ... Boorjan
... Bishop
Matthew Dyktynski ... Moffat
... Jonah
... Sharon
... Store Owner
... Gloria
Kuni Hashimoto ... Oshima
... Gullbuddin
Christopher Duncan ... Confused Man (as Christopher Duncan)
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"Heaven's Burning" tells the story of a man and a woman who are inexplicably thrown together, amid violence and chaos. They quickly find themselves on the run from many adversaries, but find time to fall in love along the way. Written by Dave Nusair <dnusair@chat.carleton.ca>

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Céu em Chamas  »

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AUD 16,525 (Australia), 9 November 1997, Limited Release
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Screenwriter Louis Nowra worked closely with director Craig Lahiff and producer Helen Leake to create a totally original screenplay, based on several themes he had been exploring, an endeavor which resulted in 'Heaven's Burning'. See more »

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When Yukio is riding his motorcycle and suddenly comes across a kangaroo, when it cuts back to a front view of the motorcycle, you can see the ramp in the lower left corner of the screen as the motorcycle flies up and crashes. See more »

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Stick it out till the end
15 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Well, I watched this again after seeing Russell Crowe in The Insider.

THE reason to watch this movie, in my mind, is the last five minutes. If you've read the title, I don't think I'm giving anything away when I say that it's the sort of poetically cataclysmic ending you'd expect from the best of film noir...bringing to mind a vague connection with Kiss Me Deadly...and the only way to end any good road movie. That said, the rest of the movie is pure B...true to the noir roots...and whether or not the mistranslations and boom mike shadows were intentional is somewhat irrelevant. You may laugh, you may not, but at worst it's a quirky, passably interesting vehicle to the "good" part.

As for Crowe, well, fans may enjoy, but no one's really given enough time or lines to shine in this movie. Or establish believable relationships for that matter. They're grim characters on a silent march to their doom, leaving a path of carnage and (I must insist quite relevant) dead bystanders in their wake.


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