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Paradise East (2010)

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Paradise East is a dark comedy about a desperately dysfunctional, lower middle class family, fiercely struggling to make it in the twentieth century. Lucky, not your typical dad, runs a ... See full synopsis »

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Nick Taylor

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Nick Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Barton Bruce Barton ... Priest
Walker Hare ... David
Seth Abrams ... Chip
John Borras ... Ernie
James Kissane ... Lucky
Laura Shapanus ... Jane
Charles Balcer ... Private eye
Ron Leir ... Neighbor
Cynthia Granville ... Jasmine
Katia Hoerning Katia Hoerning ... Gina
Erika Smith ... Lisa
Phillip Galbraith Phillip Galbraith ... Milkman
Ray Hankerson Ray Hankerson ... Lucky's Kidnapper
Fotini Taylor ... Lucky's Dream Date
Molly Callahan Molly Callahan ... Young Hooker
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Paradise East is a dark comedy about a desperately dysfunctional, lower middle class family, fiercely struggling to make it in the twentieth century. Lucky, not your typical dad, runs a coffee shop and has a difficult time dealing with the idiosyncrasies of his two sons. Ernie, the oldest, is a wannabe pimp and street hustler forever searching for the perfect angle. Chip, the baby, is unemployed with a passion for french fries and underaged girls. He is forever starting greasefires in the kitchen, driving his father completely up the wall. David, Lucky's fairhaired nephew, is somewhat normal and the Marilyn Minster of the group. A drifter in between jobs, he's been dealing, unsuccessfully, with the fact that his mother was recently murdered. Enter Jane, the luscious older woman who is renting an apartment from David. She is in a relationship with Lisa, a beautiful college girl, but is also deeply interested in her troubled landlord. After several attempts, she successfully seduces him...

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How Far Must a Man Go to Please His God?

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Drama

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USA

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English

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

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East Street Films See more »
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What a crazy ride!
9 December 2010 | by rleonard1968See all my reviews

This movie made me proud, sort of, to be a Catholic! I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. Mean Streets meets the Three Stooges. Funny, sick and very unique. With great acting, great writing, and great camera work. Probably not since Blue Velvet have I been so into a movie, foaming at the mouth, turned on by a motion picture. Beautiful women, hideous, streetwise, east coast pugs, dark strange bizarre violence, humor with a touch of Charles Manson, and the music, oh the music!!! Wonderfully scored was this crazy, low-budget film, with just the right amount of bongo playing. I loved it! And if you like your cinema on the dark side, you'll love it too.


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