Return to Paradise


1h 49m 1998

Brief Synopsis

College grads Sheriff, Lewis and Tony meet by chance and become close friends while touring Asia on vacation. They close out a month-long trip to Penang, Malaysia with a reckless spree that two years later would test the boundaries of their friendship and tragically alter their lives: Lewis is sentenced to die in Malaysia for a drug deal, thusly Sheriff and Tony must decide whether they will imperil their own lives by returning to paradise and turning themselves into Malaysian officials, with the real truth, in order to save their friend's life.

Film Details

Also Known As
All For One, Från himmel till helvete, Loin du Paradis, Regreso al paraíso
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
Political
Adaptation
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Hong Kong; Thailand; Macau, China; Thailand

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

College grads Sheriff, Lewis and Tony meet by chance and become close friends while touring Asia on vacation. They close out a month-long trip to Penang, Malaysia with a reckless spree that two years later would test the boundaries of their friendship and tragically alter their lives: Lewis is sentenced to die in Malaysia for a drug deal, thusly Sheriff and Tony must decide whether they will imperil their own lives by returning to paradise and turning themselves into Malaysian officials, with the real truth, in order to save their friend's life.

Crew

Jorge A Aguirre

Accountant

Gregg Aharoni

On-Set Dresser

Gina Amoroso

Assistant

Jeffery Angel

Location Assistant

Ron Applegate

Soloist

Bruce Arcieri

Carpenter

Yiamchavee Ardich

Makeup Artist

Paisal Ariyasophon

Other

David Arnold

Executive Producer

Steve Balogna

Other

Julia Barraclough

Other

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kenny Barron

Song Performer

Christopher Beattie

Other

Brian Becker

Carpenter

Alain Bernheim

Producer

Donald Bialer

Grip

Kathryn Bihr

Makeup Artist

Joseph Bird

On-Set Dresser

Joseph R Bird

On-Set Dresser

Joseph Blessington

Driver

Julie A. Bloom

Assistant Director

Stan Bochner

Sound Editor

John Bolz

Grip

Pensri Boonjaroen

Wardrobe Assistant

Michelle Boticelli

Assistant Editor

Cecile Bouchier

Other

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Robb Boyd

Music

Dennis Bradford

Art Director

Thomas Breheny

Driver

Robert Brennan

Grip

Lashan A Browning

Assistant

Joe Bucaro

Stunt Man

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Peter C Caldwell

Best Boy

Michael Cambria

Camera Assistant

Keith Campbell

Stunt Man

Julian Cantherly

Production Assistant

Patricia Carey

Location Assistant

Benny Carter

Song

Richard Cella

Driver

Chris Chan

Casting

Dora Chan

Production Assistant

Michael Chan

Stunts

Victor Chan

Stunts

Venus Cheuk

Production Coordinator

Chung Tak Cheung

Swing Gang

Gary Cheung

Production Assistant

Cheng Ping Chi

Swing Gang

Yolan Chiang

Other

Ken Chiu

Set Decorator

Peter Chu

Location Manager

Prasert Chuenchulux

Swing Gang

Somdech Chumlur

Craft Service

Udom Chumlur

Craft Service

Wai Wah Chung

Property Master

Apichart Chusakul

Assistant Director

James J Clark

Transportation Co-Captain

Kerry Clark

Other

Jon Clarke

Soloist

John Coffen

Rigging Gaffer

Phil Cohen

Camera Assistant

Steve Collins

Post-Production Assistant

Ryan Collison

Foley Artist

Steve Comesky

Other

Francis Connolly Jr.

Transportation Captain

Mara Hade Connolly

Production Accountant

John S Cook

Assistant Editor

Anton Corbijn

Special Thanks To

Jennifer Davidoff Cook

Assistant Editor

Shawn Davis

Assistant

Jason Dean

Production Assistant

Lance Dejesus

Driver

Pam Demetruis

Foley Editor

Krystyna Demkowicz

Visual Effects

Bob Dillon

Carpenter

Anthony J Dimeo

On-Set Dresser

John J Donaldson

Driver

Deirdre Cook Donohue

Production Coordinator

Joe Donohue

Dolly Grip

Natalie N. Dorset

Art Department Coordinator

Thomas Drescher

Music Editor

Ray Drummond

Song Performer

Jonathan Durst

Special Thanks To

Edwin A Effrein

Camera Assistant

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Christopher Evans

Visual Effects

Ho Kwok Fai

Other

William Featherstone

Driver

Elizabeth Feldbauer

Wardrobe Supervisor

Thomas Fennimore

Driver

Christopher Ferraro

On-Set Dresser

Kevin Finnegan

Driver

James Finnerty

Key Grip

Joseph Finnerty

Key Rigging Grip

Alex Fong

Cashier

John R Ford

Assistant Property Master

Gary Fung

Dolly Grip

Lauren Gale

Caterer

Emily Gaunt

Other

Naomi Geraghty

Assistant Editor

Jack Gill

Stunt Coordinator

Jeanne L Gilliland

Boom Operator

Christopher Glasgow

Production Assistant

Mark Goldstein

Craft Service

Steve Golin

Producer

John B Good

Production Assistant

Brett Greenstein

Assistant

Robert Griffon

Property Master

Timothy M Grimes

Production Assistant

Bill Groom

Production Designer

Charles Grubbs

Other

Louis J Guerra

Assistant Director

Lori Guidroz

Hair Stylist

Elizabeth Gulczynski

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chris Hammond

Other

Matthew Hanlon

Grip

Joel Hatch

Production Supervisor

Michael Herlihy

Carpenter

Brent Hirn

Grip

Patrick Ho

Camera

Ellen Hofstadter-shapiro

Accountant

Leung Wing Hong

Camera

Harold Horn

Other

Geraldine Hui

Production Assistant

Stanley Hung

Camera Operator

Joseph L Hurd

Driver

Robert Ippolito

Grip

Wanchai Jaiphongsai

Transportation

Terry Janicki

Other

Roberto Jimenez

Gaffer

Miguel Jiminez

Other

Bobby Johanson

Adr

Jessica Johnson

Accountant

Tina Johnson

Assistant

Jonathan Jones

Location Assistant

William T Jones

Grip

Chan Ching Kan

Swing Gang

Chavalid Kanjanapinchote

Production Assistant

Penny Kanjanapinchote

Production Manager

Fry Karins

Other

Surachart Katamonral

Grip

Tito Kawachi

Song

Takahide Kawakami

Production Assistant

John Kelly

Driver

Tom Kerwick

Best Boy Grip

Tang Man Keung

Generator Operator

Shoukichi Kina

Song

Shoukichi Kina

Song Performer

Richard King

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

Glenn Kiser

Other

Betsy Klompus

Set Decorator

David Knox

Camera Operator

Scott Koenig

Production Supervisor

Cholwika Koomkaew

Set Decorator

David Kramer

Voice Casting

Mike Kriaris

Assistant Location Manager

Jason Kwan

Best Boy Grip

George Lara

Foley Mixer

John C Leavey

Other

Alice Lee

Wardrobe Supervisor

Kevin Lee

Dialogue Editor

Baldwin Leung

Boom Operator

Michael Leung

Production Assistant

Peter Leung

Production Accountant

Thomas Leung

Unit Manager

Gary Levitsky

On-Set Dresser

Gary Levy

Assistant Editor

Ken Woon Liew

Song

Adam Lipsius

Assistant Sound Editor

Josh Liveright

Production Assistant

Irene Lo

Wardrobe Supervisor

Sanit Lokjunproom

Transportation Captain

Miguel Lopez-castillo

Assistant Art Director

Patrick Loungway

Photography

David Lowry

Dolly Grip

Boonsong Luangngam

Production Assistant

Jonathan Lumley

Gaffer

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Todd Macnicholl

Key Grip

Joseph Magee

Music

Gerard L Maggio

Driver

Scott Maguire

Camera Trainee

Thhongterd Mahasuwan

Location Manager

Pacharea Mahhuang

Other

Peter Mak

Best Boy

Barry Malawski

Adr Editor

Tippawan Mamanee

Assistant Director

Mark Mancina

Music

Mark Mancina

Original Music

Mark Mann

Carpenter

Paula Matisse

Assistant

John P Mccabe

Other

Jane Mcculley

Adr Editor

John B Mcdonnell

Assistant Property Master

Craig Mckay

Editor

Thomas A Meehan

Driver

David Metzger

Original Music

Film Details

Also Known As
All For One, Från himmel till helvete, Loin du Paradis, Regreso al paraíso
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
Political
Adaptation
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Hong Kong; Thailand; Macau, China; Thailand

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 14, 1998

Released in United States on Video January 19, 1999

Remake of "Force Majeure" (1989/France) directed by Pierre Jolivet and starring Patrick Bruel and Francois Cluzet.

Completed shooting January 27, 1998.

Began shooting November 9, 1997.

Released in United States Summer August 14, 1998

Released in United States on Video January 19, 1999