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Illusion Infinity

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Illusion Infinity
Directed byRoger Steinmann
Produced byRoger Steinmann, Markus Imthurn, Eric Louzil
Written byRoger Steinmann
StarringDee Wallace, Mickey Rooney, Timothy Bottoms, Barbara Carrera, Martin Kove, Theresa Saldana, Lilyan Chauvin
Music byAlbritton McClain
CinematographyRuurd M. Fenenga, Mark Melville
Edited byJeff Wood
Sunset International AG
Running time
107 min.
CountrySwitzerland / USA

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Illusion Infinity (aka Paradise) is a 2004 Swiss-USA drama, written and directed by Swiss Roger Steinmann[1]. The film stars Dee Wallace, Mickey Rooney [2], Timothy Bottoms, Barbara Carrera, Martin Kove, Theresa Saldana [3] and Lilyan Chauvin.

Illusion Infinity deals about successful Las Vegas-singer Patricia Paradise's yearning for a genuine soul-mate, and a home she calls 'Shangri-La’. Faith brings her to Death Valley, where she finds a harmonic family life – until 18 years later her teenage son's doubts about his father's identity shifts Patricia's reality once again up-side-down.


  • Dee Wallace as Patricia Paradise
  • Timothy Bottoms as Francis, Douglas, Henry, Allen as adult, and young Patricia's Father (quintuple-role)
  • Mickey Rooney as Henry Sr. and Simon (dual-role)
  • Barbara Carrera as Katherine
  • Martin Kove as Taxi Driver
  • Theresa Saldana as Maria
  • Lilyan Chauvin as Nurse
  • Kristian Hans Horn as Alan as teenager
  • Phil Peters as Attorney
  • Buddy Daniels Friedman as Talent Manager
  • Nic Greene as Doctor
  • Rosemarie Belden as German TV-Reporter
  • Max Freeman as Shadow Man
  • Doyle E. McCurly as Alan as Baby


Ray Walston as Simon, shortly before his death, with director Roger Steinmann

Illusion Infinity was labeled as biopic; however, it's an original story and screenplay by Roger Steinmann he wrote 1997-2000 about the supposed real Las Vegas-singer Patricia Paradise.

In December 2000, principal photography started in Hollywood with newcomer Jolie Jackunas as Patricia; Edward Albert in the triple-role as Francis, Douglas and Henry; Ray Walston as Simon; and Eddie Albert as Henry Sr.

Illusion Infinity would have marked the first pairing of this Hollywood-legend with his actor-son Edward, if not the untimely death of 'Favorite Martian'-Ray Walston on Jan 1, 2001 would have put an immediate stop to the production.[4]

With the help of veteran casting director Gerald I. Wolff, a new cast was eventually assembled [5] Mickey Rooney replaced both Ray Walston and Eddie Albert as playing both characters Simon and Henry Sr., and Timothy Bottoms assumed the altered screenplay's quintuple-roles, including older Alan and young Patricia's father when filming resumed in November 2002.


  1. "Illusion Infinity". WorldCat. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Marill, Alvin H. (2005). Mickey Rooney: Mickey Rooney: His Films, Television Appearances, Radio Work, Stage Shows, and Recordings. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 161. ISBN 0-7864-2015-4. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Saldana, Theresa (June 8, 2016). "THERESA SALDANA - ACTERIEUR DI CINEMA". Cinestranger. Archived from the original on Jan 2, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Ray Walston, Broadway Star And TV Martian, Dies at 86". The New York Times. Jan 3, 2001. Retrieved May 1, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Wolff, Gerald Ira (Sep 30, 2019). "Gerald I. Wolff, Casting Director and Producer, Dies at 77". The Hollywood Reporter. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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