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Angel Heart (1987)

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

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Stocker Fontelieu ...
Brownie McGhee ...
Toots Sweet
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Elizabeth Whitcraft ...
Connie
Eliott Keener ...
Charles Gordone ...
Spider Simpson
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Herman Winesap
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George Buck ...
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Izzy's Wife
Gerald Orange ...
Pastor John (as Gerald L. Orange)
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Storyline

Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really really nasty. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Nothing can prepare you for the ending of Angel Heart. See more »


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Release Date:

6 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corazón satánico  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,688,721, 8 March 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,185,632
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel, the entire story was set in New York City. In the movie, much of the action of the film occurs in New Orleans, Louisiana. This change was suggested to Alan Parker by William Hjortsberg. See more »

Goofs

When Harry Angel impersonates an official (Harry Conroy) from the National Institute of Health at the private hospital just outside Poughkeepsie, at the end of his conversation with the nurse, his glasses disappear between the penultimate and final shots of the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Louis Cyphre: Johnny. Johnny. Johnny.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits roll, you hear the whisper on a black screen, "Harry? Johnny?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Oldeuboi (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
Performed by Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Excellent, but complex.
22 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film is incredible, but you may have to watch it twice. There are so many convolutions and revelations that it's mind-boggling. Though often graphic, Angel Heart can be subtle as well. It is steeped in mythological and biblical symbolism and imagery, and the recurring themes foreshadowing its shocking conclusion are ingenious. Well worth the time and effort that may be needed to grasp it in its enti


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