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Paris (2003)

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Paris follows rookie detective Jason Bartok on his disturbing journey through the shadowy underworld of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, illuminated only by a sweet but short-lived romance with a... See full summary »

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Ramin Niami
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Allen ... Jason Bartok
Bai Ling ... Linda / Shen Li
James Russo ... Leon King
Ron Jeremy ... Bartender (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
Biff Yeager ... Detective Bill Baker
Nancye Ferguson Nancye Ferguson ... Brenda / Bartender
Belinda Waymouth Belinda Waymouth ... Tina
Raymond Ma ... 1st Massage Parlor Manager
Jeni Chua ... Mieko
Mimi Savage Mimi Savage ... 1st Nurse
Rosemary Welden Rosemary Welden ... Nurse Stevens
John Snyder ... Car Salesman
E.J. Callahan ... Motel Owner
Irene Bedard ... Sandy
Calamity Jane Calamity Jane ... Herself
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Paris follows rookie detective Jason Bartok on his disturbing journey through the shadowy underworld of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, illuminated only by a sweet but short-lived romance with a strikingly beautiful, enigmatic woman. As the tale unfolds, Jason accidentally shoots his corrupt partner, Leon, grabbing stolen money from the crime scene at the older policeman's urging. The guilt-ridden young man quickly takes to the road to track down Leon's lover, Linda/Shen Li, an illegal Chinese immigrant, to deliver the bag of cash to her. Jason's search takes in seedy motels and rough bars, an L.A. massage parlor and a Nevada ranch, until finally in a dingy Vegas dive, he discovers the irresistible Linda, a sparkling jewel ensnared by the sex trade. Stalked by thugs, the money's "rightful owners", Jason and Linda are thrust together to make their escape through the haunting landscape that is the California desert. As Linda's "American Dream" continues to crumble and Jason struggles with ... Written by Anonymous

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The business of pleasure.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language, sexuality and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taxidi ston ypokosmo See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sideshow Digital See more »
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Color
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Cloudy
Performed by George Sarah
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beautiful dv
23 September 2003 | by jesdeluxeSee all my reviews

Paris is a crime cop genre film that has some great elements of romance.

The intimacy between Jason and Linda is well delivered by Bai Ling and Chad Allen. I felt an actual spark of love between the two characters. Bai Ling is gorgeous and the photography looks excellent. This is a film that looks great having been shot on DV. There are gorgeous shots of the California/Nevada desert. The seedy parts of LA and Las Vegas could be a bit seedier.

James Russo does a great job of playing the creepy bad cop.

Karen Black adds an interesting texture to the already colorful film.

Overall I say Paris is worth watching and would recommend it to those intersted in watching a decent film shot on DV. The love story is the highlight and Bai Ling just looks great.


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