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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 »

Director:

Kamshad Kooshan

Writer:

Kamshad Kooshan
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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Great movie: The story of a young brother & sister on the streets
16 March 2001 | by jimmy99910002See all my reviews

I saw "Surviving Paradise" with my twelve year old son, after hearing that the San Francisco Parent Teacher association endorsed it.

I also saw Jan Wahl the reviewer for KRON tv and she really liked it.

I think "Surviving Paradise" was a bit stereotypical, but my son loved it and I thought the kids playing in the movie were fantastic.

Overall, I give it a thumbs up and think that with all the crap our children watch, it is good to see a film with so much humanity in it.


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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

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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