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Angel Heart (1987)

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

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Izzy
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,688,721 (USA) (8 March 1987)

Gross:

$17,185,632 (USA)
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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

The line "How terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the wise" is drawn from Sophocles' "Oedipus The King". See more »

Goofs

When the two goons and the dog are attacking Harry and have him on his back, the bulge of a knee pad can be seen under his right pants leg. 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

Spoofed in Eagleheart: Honch (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sh-Boom
Written by Carl Feaster (uncredited), Claude Feaster (uncredited), James Edwards (uncredited), James Keyes (uncredited) and Floyd McRae (uncredited)
Performed by The Chords
Courtesy of Warner Special Products
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Excellent, but complex.
22 March 2001 | by (NYC) – 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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