Angel Heart Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for Angel Heart the Movie

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Exotic, controversial look at murder, voodoo cults, and sex in 1955 New Orleans. Bonet defiantly sheds her image as a young innocent (no more Cosby Show for you, young lady). Rourke is slimy as marginal NYC private eye Angel, hired by the devilish De Niro to track a missing big band singer who violated a "contract." His investigation leads him to the bizarre world of the occult in New Orleans, where the blood drips to a different beat. Visually stimulating, with a provocative sex scene between Bonet and Rourke, captured in both R-rated and unrated versions. Adapted by Parker from "Falling Angel" by William Hjortsberg.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Voodoo, Sexcapades, Private Eyes, Torrid Love Scenes, Hearts!, Contemporary Noir, American South, New Orleans, Death & the Afterlife
Alan Parker
Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Higgins, Charles Gordone, Kathleen Wilhoite, Stocker Fountelieu, Brownie McGhee, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Eliott Keener, Dann Florek
Michael Seresin
Alan Parker
Trevor Jones
Tri-Star Pictures

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