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We're No Angels (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 15 December 1989 (USA)
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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The Cons Are Loose and The Comedy Is In! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,555,348 (USA)
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This remake of We're No Angels (1955) is based on three sources: (1) The original 1955 movie We're No Angels (1955); (2) the American play, "My Three Angels", written by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack; and (3) the French play, "La Cuisine Des Anges", written by Albert Husson, the American play in turn also being based on the French play. See more »

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When Ned agrees to partake in the march to Canada while talking to Father Levesque a boom can clearly be seen being raised in the reflection of windows behind them. See more »

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Jim: [as Father Brown, he is asked to give a speech to the town. He reads from a brochure stuck in his Bible that says "An Encounter with a Bear"] Have you ever felt completely alone? Alone in a world of danger, and no one to rely on? Danger on every hand, in a world fraught with danger? And at the brink of death I felt in my pocket, and what did I find? What did I find?
[Opens the brochure - it's an ad for guns]
Jim: What did I find? Nothing. There's nothing there. It's all in your head. They can take the...
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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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Version of Startime: My Three Angels (1959) 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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Better than I remembered
8 July 2003 | by (Livingston. NJ) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film again after not seeing it for over a decade. For all you who are wondering... is it good? is it bad? I have this to say. Excellent cast. Excellent castING. One of Demi Moore's best (yet small) roles (I'm not a big fan of hers.) Great script (Mamet). Great score. High quality filmmaking. They don't make them like this anymore, really. If you don't agree that its a very clever, dry-witted film, then, oh well. That's what makes the world go round. 9/10.


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