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We're No Angels (1989)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  15 December 1989 (USA)
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Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

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A couple of escaped convicts on the run find refuge with the Church when they are mistaken for two priests. The two are keen to flee but are unable to do so without the help of Molly. Written by Rob Hartill

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priest | police | con | convict | escape | See All (27) »

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It Will Be A Sin To Miss It! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No somos ángeles  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,555,348 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Writer-director David Mamet wrote the screenplay but did not direct this picture, it being directed by Neil Jordan. By the time that this feature film started lensing, Mamet had directed two cinema movies, Things Change (1988) and House of Games (1987). See more »

Quotes

Bobby: We're all going to fry for those guards we shot
Ned: Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me you shot the guards Bob.
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In the ending credits, the film is dedicated to the actor Ray McAnally who passed away shortly after this film was made. See more »


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In The Garden Of Tomorrow
By George Graff (as George Graffe, Jr.) & Jessie Deppen (as Jessie L. Deppen)
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It's About Miracles, OK?
21 July 2004 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie many years ago and really enjoyed it. My best friend has recently gotten on a Sean Penn kick, and I suggested he rent this. We watched it last night, and I again realized it's a very good story.

Two important comments.

First, it's not a comedy, as in a fall-on-the-floor, laugh-your-head-off, side-splitter. If you're looking for that, check out the Stooges, thank you.

Second, the story is about miracles. Both the lower case miracles that happen all the time to people, as well as the upper case MIRACLES that may change our lives. The Writer and Director focus much of the action on how we make miracles happen for one another without some divine intervention; pay close attention to the drawing of the name in the lottery.

And, if you don't spend time in liturgical circles as I do, you need to understand that the types and stereotypes in the ecclesial environment are real, in particular John C Reilly as the eager young Novice, and Wallace Shawn as the Translator/Master of Ceremonies. Last, kudos to Hoyt Axton, for his sincere, underplayed portrayal of the Abbot (Father Levesque); great men like that really do exist in some communities.


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