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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 summary »

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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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Connections

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If morality turned insane
3 November 2011 | by jonathanpereraSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure to watch that movie screened at the International Film Festival Ireland 2011. I didn't really know what I was to watch but I discovered something irresistibly hilarious. A dysfunctional family, a priest that decided to make his own justice… Crazy, mad, funny characters evolving into a mad world! Don't believe me? The two brothers Chip and Ernie now have their own show!!!

If you love black humor, do dot turn your back on this film! The mad genius behind this story has successfully built up a real universe in the great NYC... And I was lucky enough to meet some of his cast... Great people, great moments, lot of fun!


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English

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New Jersey, USA

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