Return to Paradise

Synopsis: Three friends share an exciting vacation in Malaysia, full of fun, drinks, women and hash. When the vacation is over, each have dreams of continuing their lives, and they all go their separate ways. One of them (Phoenix) remains on the tropical paradise to fulfill a dream of working with apes for research. Two years later, a lawyer (Heche) comes to New York and hunts down the other two friends to give some sad news. A few days after they left the island, police raided their camp and found amazingly large quantities of hash left about. Phoenix was still residing there, so he had to take the blame. He is set to be put to death in 8 days, and the only way the charges can be decreased is if the two friends come back to paradise and take their share of the responsibilty. If they do, they both will spend three years in prison. If only one does, he will spend six years behind bars...
Director(s): Joseph Ruben
Production: PolyGram Video
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
54
Rotten Tomatoes:
71%
R
Year:
1998
111 min
10 Views

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iThey were my two best friends

in the whole world. For five weeks./i

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iIt was a total accident we even met./i

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iMe, a bum from Brooklyn

using phoney frequent-flyer miles./i

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iTony Croft was kind of a golden boy

from Harvard School of Architecture./i

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iWe met Lewis McBride, this long-haired

Greenpeace tree-hugger guy./i

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iSo the plan was to party

till we ran out of cash in Malaysia./i

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iIt was a paradise of rum, girls,

and good, cheap hash./i

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Whoo!

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Whoo!

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I don't understand

a word you're saying to me.

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But this is my least favourite part

anyway, the talking stuff.

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- Do you know what I mean?

- Hm.

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You do?

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Good morning, bro'. What's up?

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Did you sleep good, you little dreamer?

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What did you do that for?

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It's my last day, Lew.

Get up. We'll go do some stuff.

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- Maybe it shouldn't be your last day.

- Maybe it shouldn't.

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Maybe you should get a haircut.

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- Wow!

- You're up early.

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- What kind of party's this?

- My party.

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Your party?

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Oh, yeah. It's your aggressive

instincts. I can hear them.

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- Where you boys from? America?

- Malaysian for, "Do you have money?"

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- Yes, we're from the States.

- You have fun here?

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Uh, it could be better.

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Listen, I got something special for you.

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- Yeah? What?

- I got special animal potion.

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- You want?

- Animal potion?

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Number one aphrodisiac. Keep you

hard as a rock all night. You want?

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It sounds painful.

Thanks. It's all right.

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- Yeah, I want to see this.

- You want to see.

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- Your friend? You want to see?

- Sure. Yeah.

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- OK. Follow me.

- I'll tell you what this is about.

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Yeah. All right, this is good.

This is all good.

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Lewis, this doesn't look like

the number one pharmacy to me.

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Hey, yo! Brother, yo!

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- Special delivery for you.

- Oh, this is good.

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Good stuff. Original. Good. Very good.

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- This is rhino horn, isn't it?

- Ah, smart man.

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Rhino horn good.

American, Japanese like it.

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- What are you doing? Come on.

- You take it. Listen, listen.

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Woman like it.

Keep you hard. Keep you hard. Good.

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Even if this worked... You listen to me.

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If this worked, which it doesn't,

you're murdering an endangered species.

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Wesley Strick

Wesley Strick (born February 11, 1954) is an American screenwriter who has written such films as the comic-horror hit Arachnophobia, the Martin Scorsese remake of Cape Fear and the videogame adaptation Doom. Since 2015, Strick has worked as a writer/executive producer on The Man in the High Castle (Amazon TV series). more…

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