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Heaven (1998)

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A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual ... See full summary »

Director:

Scott Reynolds

Writers:

Chad Taylor (based on the novel by), Scott Reynolds (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Donovan ... Robert Marling
Daniel Edwards Daniel Edwards ... Heaven (as Danny Edwards)
Richard Schiff ... Stanner
Joanna Going ... Jennifer Marling
Patrick Malahide ... Melrose
Karl Urban ... Sweeper
Michael Langley Michael Langley ... Sean Marling
Jeremy Birchall Jeremy Birchall ... Tree
Clint Sharplin Clint Sharplin ... Nicely
Barry Spring Barry Spring ... Wibber
Jon Brazier Jon Brazier ... Billy
Dean Stewart Dean Stewart ... David
Jane Fullerton-Smith Jane Fullerton-Smith ... Candy (as Jane Fullerton Smith)
Jean Hyland Jean Hyland ... Mrs. Daniels
Valerie Williams Valerie Williams ... Claire
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Storyline

A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual stripper who is bothered by accurate, but extremely violent visions of future events. The increasingly violent visions start including the architect, who doesn't believe in the prophesy. One who does however is a psychiatrist who is seeing both the stripper and the architect and is sleeping with the ex-wife. He uses the prophecies for his own financial gain. Finally the scenes from the vision move into reality amidst many plot turns. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Every Seduction Is A Gamble.

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vicious, bloody violence including rape, pervasive strong language, and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aihmalotos ston paradeiso See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,983, 2 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,983, 2 May 1999
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Robert Marling: I'm the chairman of the fuckin' board!
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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(Henry Mancini)
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Marvelous
13 July 2002 | by jrgironesSee all my reviews

Last night I watched "Heaven" on television. I was about to skip it because I hadn't heard nothing about it. Luckily, I stayed tuned. And I say luckily because it's one of the best films that I've seen lately.

"Heaven" is a marvelous conjunction of neo-noir drama with a surprising touch of magic realism. The story-line is so original that caught me in a while. The film construction is puzzling, but never confusing, and helps the film to be even more thrilling and fascinating than it's promising premise allowed us to expect. The editing job here is really remarkable; I'd dare to say it is, along with "Pulp Fiction" and "Memento", one of the most coherent and creative works seen in the nineties American filming.

Martin Donovan is excellent, as well as the rest of the cast, but if you look for one unforgettable character, the travesty Heaven, sweet, strong in her weakness and with the surprising ability to anticipate the fate of those who surround her, will immediately catch your eye.

After watching "The ugly" and this extraordinary piece of film art, I'm really looking forward to see Scott Reynold's new project.


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