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Angel (1984)

15 year-old Molly is the best in her class in high school. Nobody suspects that the model pupil earns her money at night: as prostitute "Angel" on Sunset Blvd. The well-organized separation... See full summary »

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(as Robert Vincent O'Neil)

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(as Robert Vincent O'Neil), (as Joseph M. Cala)
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Themopolis
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15 year-old Molly is the best in her class in high school. Nobody suspects that the model pupil earns her money at night: as prostitute "Angel" on Sunset Blvd. The well-organized separation of her two lives is shattered when two of her friends are slain by a necrophile serial killer. She's the only eye witness and becomes a target herself. The investigating Detective Andrews helps her, not only to survive, but also to query why she keeps on humiliating herself and to stop it. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Her two worlds are about to collide. It's her choice. Her chance. Her life. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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13 January 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel - Straße ohne Ende  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,214,824, 15 January 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,488,564
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Trivia

Shot in twenty days. See more »

Goofs

When Angel is studying in the hotel lobby, she is approached by a "customer". Outside, the customer's Buick's license plate is from Quebec and expired in 1977. See more »

Quotes

Solly Mosler: Feh! The fuckin' mouth on that broad!
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Connections

Referenced in Dear Allison... With Donna Wilkes (2013) See more »

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Something Sweet
Written by Pamela Neal, Bernard Dunaux, Matt Preble and Bebe Cross
Performed by The Allies
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A champion of sleazy 80s cinema
1 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Released to critical assault(and one surprisingly enthusiastic review from Roger Ebert), ANGEL managed to glean wide audience appeal and raked in the dough. It was ingeniously marketed- "High School Honor Student by Day/Hollywood Hooker by Night" was the memorable tagline, featured with ad images of a knee-socked high school pigtailer and her high-heeled "come-hither-with-cash-in-hand" alter-ego. Our sympathetic young heroine is played on-target by Donna Wilkes(looking a hell of a lot sexier than she did on TV's HELLO LARRY a few years earlier). An eccentric supporting cast(Tyrrell and Calhoun, most notably) shine as various "creatures of the street"

On the surface, it's a fairly conformable psycho-slasher crime picture with a heapin' helping of tittie and some very dodgy scenarios. But there's a distinct tongue-in-cheek subtly underlying the obvious pastiche of ANGEL, implying a wry sendup of the base material. Too, it joyously celebrates its own trashy nature with a good sense of humor about itself, yet still maintains a steady momentum of raw tension, violent action, and crisp direction.

With the surprising box office this film generated, a string of inferior but inevitable sequels followed(without the lovely Ms. Wilkes). Next up was AVENGING ANGEL.

7.5/10


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