Release dateDecember 30, 1998 (1998-12-30) Based onAnother Day in Paradise
by Eddie Little WriterEddie Little (book), Christopher Landon, Stephen Chin CastMelanie Griffith (Sid), James Woods (Mel), Vincent Kartheiser (Bobbie), Natasha Gregson Wagner (Rosie), James Otis (le révérend) Similar moviesBloody Moon, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Irreversible, Mad Max: Fury Road, Trauma, Act of Vengeance
TaglineWe live at the abyss.
Another day in paradise trailer 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. 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.
Another day in paradise drug deals
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
Another Day in Paradise received mixed reviews from critics. It currently holds a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 49 reviews.