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Two men (Vince Vaughn and David Conrad) face a ferocious dilemma in Return to Paradise: share a three-year drug sentence in Malaysia with a traveling companion (Joaquin Phoenix) or remain in America, in which case their friend will hang. The hellish choice translates into psychological suspense that rarely lets up. In a pre-Psycho pairing, Vaughn reveals new dimensions as a finagler who must finally face consequences, while Anne Heche bristles as the lawyer who negotiates the draconian deal. A-

Return to Paradise
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