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Another Day in Paradise (1998)

We live at the abyss.

Original Title : Another Day in Paradise
Director : Larry Clark
Writer : Eddie Little
Christopher B. Landon
Stephen Chin
Genre : Drama
Crime
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Stephen Chin , Larry Clark , Scott Shiffman , James Woods
Music : Howard Paar
Otis Redding
Photography : Eric Alan Edwards
MPAA Rating : Rated R
IMDB ID : 0127722
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poster for "Another Day in Paradise" by Larry Clark (1998)
Another Day in Paradise (1998) - Larry Clark
 

Starring

James Woods Mel
Melanie Griffith Sid
Vincent Kartheiser Bobbie
Natasha Gregson Wagner Rosie
James Otis Reverend
Brandon Williams Danny
Brent Briscoe Clem
Peter Sarsgaard Ty
Paul Hipp Richard Johnson
Kim Flowers Bonnie Johnson
John Gatins Phil
Ryan Donahue Barry
Christopher Doyle Conan
Dick Hancock Breather
Pamela Gordon Waitress
Jay Leggett Security Guard
Michael Jeffrey Woods Big Man
Karen Sheperd Big Man's Wife (as Karen Lee Sheperd
Mitchell Orr Big Man's Boy (as Mitchell Orr Jr.
Leo Fitzpatrick Guard at Reverend's Gate
Simon Williams Maitre d'
Steven Gererd Connell Gas Station Attendant
Clarence Carter Himself
Roosevelt Bitten Band Member
Greg Dalton Band Member
Donald Hayes Band Member
Ishma Israel Band Member
Maurice James Band Member
Eddie Lott Band Member
Will Miller Band Member
Darryl Richards Band Member
Isaac Smith Band Member
Lou Diamond Phillips Jewels (uncredited
 

Plot

Bobbie is an addict and small-time thief. When one of his jobs goes bad, Mel is called in to patch him up. Mel offers him a chance at a bigger score. Over time, Mel and his girlfriend Sid become almost like parents to Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie, but this can't last.
 

Comments

Almost everybody who wrote a review for this movie seem to say that the movie sucked, I disagree. Larry Clark has a real knack for showing society unflinching, raw and vital. The acting is superior and doesn't pull any punches. James Woods deserves some sort of award, he hasn't been better in any other movie. The music is perfect, the cinematography is lush, poetic. See the movie, you won't be disappointed, unless you're one of those wussies with a weak stomach. Look fast for Leo Fitzpatrick (Telly from KIDS) as the guard at the Reverend's house.