Another Day in Paradise (film)

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Another Day in Paradise
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Larry Clark
Produced by Larry Clark
James Woods
Stephen Chin
Scott Shiffman
Written by Stephen Chin
Christopher B. Landon
Based on Another Day in Paradise
by Eddie Little
Cinematography Eric Alan Edwards
Edited by Luis Colina
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Release date
December 30, 1998 (1998-12-30)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4,500,000[1]
Box office $1,036,818[2]

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. The film starred James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Vincent Kartheiser and Natasha Gregson Wagner.

Previously both Woods and Griffith had worked together in the 1975 film Night Moves and the 1990 TV 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.



Another Day in Paradise received mixed reviews from critics. It currently holds a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 49 reviews.


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