Another Day in Paradise (film)
|Another Day in Paradise|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Larry Clark|
|Produced by||Larry Clark
|Written by||Stephen Chin
Christopher B. Landon
|Based on||Another Day in Paradise
by Eddie Little
Natasha Gregson Wagner
|Cinematography||Eric Alan Edwards|
|Edited by||Luis Colina|
|Distributed by||Trimark Pictures|
|December 30, 1998|
Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 drama film directed by Larry Clark, and released by Trimark Pictures. It is based on the novel Another Day in Paradise written by Eddie Little. The movie won the Grand Prix award at the 1999 Festival du Film Policier de Cognac.
Previously both Woods and Griffith had worked together in the 1990 film Women And Men: Stories of Seduction.
A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.
Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner), inviting them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid (Melanie Griffith) on a drug robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success, but the sale of the drugs afterward fails badly, and Mel and Bobbie are shot.
The four take refuge with the Reverend, who charges them half of their haul from the robbery to care for them. In a desperate attempt to recover their losses, Mel involves the crew in a disastrous, ill-advised jewelry robbery, and they become caught up in a web of violence that rapidly spirals out of control.
- James Woods as Mel
- Melanie Griffith as Sid
- Vincent Kartheiser as Bobbie
- Natasha Gregson Wagner as Rosie
- James Otis as Reverend
- Branden Williams as Danny
- Brent Briscoe as Clem
- Peter Sarsgaard as Ty
- Lou Diamond Phillips as Jewels
Vincent Kartheiser had two explicit sex scenes with Natasha Gregson, one of which was cut from the film in order to avoid an NC-17 rating.