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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 ... 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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Drama | Adventure

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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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My Kids & I loved this Movie
1 October 2007 | by hasandezfouliSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film thoroughly. It was simple, yet provocative, showing us how we should look at America, as a multicultural country.

My two kids specially liked the film and have been asking about its DVD since.

I think, within the landscape of big budget films that come out of Hollywood, "Surviving Paradise", was definitely a breath of fresh air. I also think the kids were great and Shohreh Aghdashloo was marvelous. I remember telling my wife at the time that after a long long time that she hadn't been present on the Silver Screen, she will be discovered because of this film showing in theaters. And sure enough, she was picked for "House of Sand & Fog", which gave her a nomination for and Oscar. She deserves it.


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