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Heaven (1998)

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A divorced architect, fighting for custody of his son and battling addictions to alcohol and gambling, works off his debt to a sleazy strip club owner. There he meets a transsexual dancer ... 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 divorced architect, fighting for custody of his son and battling addictions to alcohol and gambling, works off his debt to a sleazy strip club owner. There he meets a transsexual dancer whose ability to see the future will change his life forever.

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Taglines:

Every Seduction Is A Gamble.

Genres:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$2,838

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,838
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Miramax theatrical trailer contains several shots that aren't in the film, including:
  • Jennifer and Robert arguing about his 'friendship' with Stanner while driving.
  • A love scene between Robert and Jennifer.
  • Tree and Nicely wearing animal masks in one of Heaven's visions.
  • Heaven asleep in a movie theater.
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Jennifer Marling: Can you say it yet? "My name's Robert Marling, and I'm a gambling addict."
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Fracture
(Jon Toogood (as Toogood) / Shihad)
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Performed by Shihad
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Entirely Different And Far Better From What I Expected
2 May 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I got a free TV guide with Saturday's tabloid newspaper and it described HEAVEN as " A gambling addict contests custody of his son with his estranged wife , little knowing that she and his psychologist are having an affair " which has got to be the most misleading synopsis ever written . I know I often criticise the info button on my remote control but this has got to be the most misleading plot summary ever written . Okay this plot thread happens in the movie but it's totally unnecessary and the movie would have benefited if it had been excluded at first draft since it comes to a literal dead end

What HEAVEN is , is a violent compelling thriller with supernatural overtones . I don't really want to give too much away but it's a bit like THE DEAD ZONE meets THE CRYING GAME , rather strange , superbly directed and far far more thought provoking and touching than I was expecting .I should also mention the cast who do a good job , there might be a slight criticism in casting so many Brits , Americans and Aussies in the one movie making the location a little too cosmopolitan but hey it's an electic cast so we can overlook that . Oh and if you're wondering where you've seen " The Sweeper " he's the Rohan horseman from LORD OF THE RINGS and the psychologist creep used to be Chisholm from MINDER

If you like indie films I can certainly recommend it . If you like down beat movies I recommend it , and if you dislike the pop corn garbage that Hollywood has been producing for the last few years then boy do I recommend HEAVEN . Bare in mind however it's a thriller - not something the TV guide mentioned


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