Avenging Angel (1985)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  11 January 1985 (USA)
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Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Harry Moradian
Paul Lambert ...
Arthur Gerrard
Johnny Glitter
Tim Rossovich ...
Teddy Butts
Frank Doubleday ...
Miles Gerrard
Howard Honig ...
Sergeant Hal Baylor
Ray Mitchell
Tracy Robert Austin ...
Michael A. Andrews ...


Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. When she learns that Andrews was shot during a failed observation by brutal gangsters, she returns downtown to take revenge. She frees Kit Carson from the old people's home and together with the other old friends she tracks down the bad guys. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Her all new Hollywood adventure. [USA Theatrical] See more »


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Release Date:

11 January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel 2  »

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Little Buck, a boy, was actually played by a baby girl (Robert Vincent O'Neill''s first granddaughter, Jessica O'Neil). See more »


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Followed by Angel 4: Undercover (1994) See more »


Performed by Jimmy Somerville
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Angel takes on the mob
18 June 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Rory Calhoun, Susan Tyrell, and Steven M. Porter are back in the roles they played in the first Angel movie. Moving into the title role because it's now years since the teen was hooking on Hollywood Boulevard is Betsy Russell. After going through college and law school Russell is back on the street with a vengeance because her savior and mentor from the first film now played by Robert F. Lyons is killed in a shootout with some mobsters. Even though it has only been one calendar year since the first Angel film and no disclaimer about this being sometime in the near future.

Lyons was on to a scheme for the mob to buy with their usual tactics of persuasion for the owners huge parcels of real estate on Hollywood Boulevard. But the denizens there like their seedy street the way it is. Never mind that Russell and her posse are going to take matters into their own hands if the law doesn't do anything about a cop killing which I find hard to believe.

Angel was a delicious and campy bit of sleaze and this one follows in the tradition. I have to give big kudos to Rory Calhoun who looked like he was having a great old time burlesquing his own western hero image. A lot of Rooster Cogburn in Calhoun's portrayal, all he needed was the eye patch.

Avenging, sweet and fun trash.

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