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Surviving Paradise (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama, Adventure | 30 June 2000 (USA)
Surviving Paradise follows the adventures of 10-year-old Sam and 8-year-old Sara, Iranian children lost in Los Angeles, as they struggle to search for an uncle and elude the hit man who ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Pari
Kian Abedini Kian Abedini ... Sam
Lauren Parissa Abedini Lauren Parissa Abedini ... Sara
Joe Alvarez Joe Alvarez ... Mr. F
David Wissak David Wissak ... Mr. Z
Vahik Pirhamzei ... Mo
Otis Freeman Otis Freeman ... Lou
Lunden De'Leon ... Phyllis
Verton R. Banks ... Lionel
Fred Cline Fred Cline ... Business Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shohreh Afshar Shohreh Afshar
Anahid Avanesian ... Party Guest
Richard Azurdia
Bruce Bailey Bruce Bailey ... Sergant McCoy
David Jay Barry David Jay Barry ... Mr. A
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Surviving Paradise follows the adventures of 10-year-old Sam and 8-year-old Sara, Iranian children lost in Los Angeles, as they struggle to search for an uncle and elude the hit man who kidnapped their mother. On their way, they encounter a colorful cast of character and dangerous situations, but through connections they endure the rigors of life on the street. Written by <survivepr@onebox.com>

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Getting to Paradise is Easy... Survival is an Art See more »

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Drama | Adventure

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Next time don't let your 4 year old son film with Dad's handheld camera
13 July 2001 | by noveedSee all my reviews

It doesn't get worse than this! TRUST ME. I am half Persian and know the culture well, but they seemed to be making jokes about the culture. "The rice is so nice, white, and fluffy" one "actor" says. He says it as though he was advertising Persian rice(which does taste nice), but who is he saying this to? After all, the characters there at the time know about persian rice. Ohh! I get it! You must be telling the 4 year old filming. After all, you are staring at the camera man instead of the person you were supposed to be talking to. The filming is sooo bad that I could swear the kid was about to drop the camera. He probably did, but anyways, the scene I described is one of the better scenes. The "PLOT" is that the mother gets kidnapped because a mafia clan thinks she has a document. The ending is worse. It turns out she had it all along not even knowing it. If there are worse movies out there, I'll be in shock.


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