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We're No Angels -- A couple of escaped convicts on the run find refuge with the Church when they are mistaken for two priests.


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Release Date:
15 December 1989 (USA) See more »
Escaped convicts disguised as priests. It'll take a miracle to get away with this one. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Neil Jordan 
Writing credits
David Mamet (written by)

Ranald MacDougall (earlier screenplay) (suggestion) (as Ranald Macdougall)

Albert Husson (play "La Cuisine Des Anges") (suggestion)

Sam Spewack (play "My Three Angels") (suggestion) &
Bella Spewack (play "My Three Angels") (suggestion)

Produced by
Fred C. Caruso .... co-producer (as Fred Caruso)
Robert De Niro .... executive producer
Art Linson .... producer
Original Music by
George Fenton 
Cinematography by
Philippe Rousselot (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
Joke van Wijk 
Casting by
Wallis Nicita 
Production Design by
Wolf Kroeger 
Art Direction by
Richard Harrison 
Andrew Ackland-Snow (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
Costume Design by
Theoni V. Aldredge 
Makeup Department
Ian C. Ballard .... hair supervisor (as Ian Ballard)
Lisa Coi .... assistant hair stylist
Ilona Herman .... makeup supervisor
Paul LeBlanc .... hair designer (as Paul Le Blanc)
Roy Sidick .... hair stylist (as Roy A. Sidick)
Jo-Anne Smith-Ojeil .... makeup artist (as Jo-Anne Smith)
Lisa Jane Taylor .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Warren Carr .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Abrams .... third assistant director
Patrick Clayton .... first assistant director
James Devis .... second unit director (as Jim Devis)
Collin Leadlay .... dgc trainee
Rachel Leiterman .... second second assistant director
Robert Petrovicz .... second assistant director: second unit
David W. Rose .... first assistant director: second unit (as David Rose)
Kim H. Winther .... second assistant director (as Kim Winther)
Art Department
John G. Anderson .... construction buyer
David Birdsall .... assistant set decorator
Doug Carnegie .... set decorator buyer (as Douglas Robert Carnegie)
Kenneth H. Hawryliw .... assistant property master
Jan Kobylka .... construction coordinator
Barry Kootchin .... scenic artist
Peter Lando .... assistant set decorator
Peter Nicol .... construction foreman: second unit
Michael Ritter .... assistant art director
Reid Sinclair .... lead person
Michael Stringer .... storyboard artist
Grant Swain .... property master
Randy Tan .... construction foreperson
Thom Wells .... construction foreperson (as Thomas Wells)
David Willson .... construction supervisor
Paul Willson .... construction foreperson
James T. Woods .... scenic artist (as James Woods)
Herman Alexander .... lead carpenter (uncredited)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Richard Cook .... graphics (uncredited)
Paul Jenkinson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Catherine Leighton .... prop buyer (uncredited)
Peter Lieshout .... painter (uncredited)
Brian Shell .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Macleod Sinclaire .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Nathalie Tremblay .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alan Bell .... foley editor
Anthony J. Giacinti .... boom operator (as Tony Giacinti)
Leonard Green .... assistant adr editor
Derek Holding .... dialogue editor
Ruth Huddleston .... cable person
Eddy Joseph .... adr editor
Chris Joyce .... assistant foley editor
Dominic Lester .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Kant Pan .... supervising sound editor
Gill Parry .... assistant sound editor
Larry Sutton .... production sound mixer
Daryl Jordan .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Stewart Bradley .... underwater special effects coordinator
Steve Crawley .... special effects rigger (as Stephen Crawley)
William H. Orr .... special effects coordinator
Randy Shymkiw .... first assistant special effects
Jak Osmond .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Antony Hunt .... executive producer: The Magic Camera Company (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
John Scott .... stunt coordinator
Guy Bews .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Gary Bridges .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dunn .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Langlois .... stunts (uncredited)
Neil McDaniel .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Barry Donlevy .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Barry Andrews Donlevy)
Les Erskine .... chief lighting technician
Glen Forrieter .... second company grip
Dale Garrison .... chief rigging electrician (as Dale 'Tiny' Garrison)
Dave Gordon .... first company grip
Jon Joffin .... additional assistant photographer
John McCallum .... first assistant photographer (as John Sandy McCallum)
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Marty McInally .... additional assistant photographer
Mike Moad .... dolly grip
Andrew Mulkani .... dolly grip
Cam North .... second assistant photographer
Rod Pridy .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Roderick J. Pridy)
Mike Roberts .... camera operator (as Michael Roberts)
Pete Romano .... underwater photographer
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Brian Thurston .... camera remote technician
Andrew D. Wilson .... additional assistant photographer (as Andy Wilson)
Peter F. Woeste .... camera operator: "c" camera (as Peter F. Woest)
Arthur Wooster .... underwater photographer
James Devis .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Rob Parisien .... video assist operator (uncredited)
John Rigg .... grip (uncredited)
Al Uglanica .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jennifer Blake .... extras casting assistant
Connie Hardie .... extras casting assistant
Sid Kozak .... casting: Vancouver
Coreen Mayrs .... extras casting director
Christina Sanchez .... casting coordinator
Joanne Zaluski .... casting associate
Susanne McLellan .... casting: Canada (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzy Benzinger .... assistant: Theoni V. Aldredge
Jennifer Grossman .... costumer
Lyn Kelly .... costume supervisor
Gillian Kieft .... costumer
Kevin Knight .... costumer
Julie MacDonald .... seamstress (as Julie Macdonald)
Tish Monaghan .... costume supervisor
Thomas L. Pankiewich .... costume supervisor
Jane E. Still .... costumer
Kathryn McPhie .... costumer (uncredited)
Sheila White .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jo Burn .... post-production secretary
Clare De Chenu .... second assistant editor
Dan Gane .... second assistant editor
Richard Long .... second assistant editor: Canada
Keith Mason .... first assistant editor
Michael McGarry .... second assistant editor: Canada
Brenda Rawn .... post-production coordinator
Richard Ritchie .... color timer (as Dick Ritchie)
Steve Roberts .... first assistant editor: Canada (as Steven Paul Roberts)
Annabel Ware .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Michael Connell .... music editor
George Fenton .... music conductor
George Fenton .... orchestrator
Keith Grant .... music recordist
Christopher Palmer .... orchestrator
Eliza Thompson .... assistant: Mr. Fenton
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gerry O'Riordan .... assistant music engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Rodney Beech .... transportation co-captain (as Rod Beech)
Dennis Houser .... driver captain
Scott Irvine .... transportation coordinator (as Scott James Irvine)
Rob Vreugde .... driver captain
Other crew
Sheila Aquiline .... assistant accountant (as Shiela Aquiline)
Guy Bews .... wrangler
Robert Beyer .... consultant
Robin Chambers .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Daneen Lagrone Conroy .... assistant: Ms. Moore (as Daneen Conroy)
Jacqueline Dallamore .... craft service (as Jaqueline V. Johnson)
Jacqueline Dallamore .... first aid (as Jaqueline V. Johnson)
Mark Dumas .... animal trainer (as Mark Wiener)
Lynn Elston .... production auditor
Elaine Fleming .... production office coordinator
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
David James Hardwick .... assistant location manager
Tim Hilts .... assistant production coordinator (as Tim C. Hiltz)
Kirk Johns .... location manager
Gloria Lee .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
John Linson .... assistant: Mr. Caruso
Kimberly MacKenzie .... researcher (as Kim Mackenzie)
Scott F. Mathers .... unit location manager: prison (as Scott E. Mathers)
Pat Morrison .... assistant: Mr. Penn
Peter Mustapich .... translator
Linda Neild .... production accountant
Ida Pan .... production assistant (as Ida Maria Pan)
Brigitte Prochaska .... unit publicist
Deborah Ricketts .... researcher (as Debbie Ricketts)
Patti Roberts-Nelson .... production associate (as Patti Roberts Nelson)
Joanne Ryan .... craft service
Joanne Ryan .... first aid
Richard Morrison .... title designer (uncredited)
Alan Potashnick .... personal assistant: Robert DeNiro (uncredited)
Lee Sollenberger .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Ray McAnally .... in memory of
Laurie Smith .... the producers wish to thank: British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority - Recreation Land Management and Environmental Resources Division
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
101 min | UK:106 min
Color (Alphacine)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

One of the most famous movie quotations that 'Robert de Niro' is famous for, and perhaps the most of all, was his "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?" repetitive line of dialogue by his Travis Bickle character in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976). Similarly, at one point in We're No Angels (1989), Demi Moore repeatedly says to de Niro, "Are you gonna give me those things? Are you gonna give me those things?".See more »
Miscellaneous: When Bob comes out from hiding on the shrine he fires a total of seven shots without reloading his six shot revolver.See more »
Deputy:Father, Father I've been shot
Ned:I'm very happy for you
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Movie Connections:
In The Garden Of TomorrowSee more »


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30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Has a little more complexity than you might think, 29 June 2003
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

With practically no resemblance to the 1955 Humphrey Bogart movie (nor to the play it was adapted from), film-buffs might find themselves perplexed as how to take this remake: two convicts escape prison and find themselves in a border town disguised as priests. What could be formulaic actually has some grit and ambiance to go along with its slapstick. Demi Moore, as a single mother of ill repute, gives one of her best performances here and works very well with Robert De Niro, while Sean Penn takes a while to get warmed up (and his thick accent is mildly irritating). John C. Reilly has a fantastic supporting bit as a novice priest who worships Penn, and there's a cute little girl in the movie who never acts like a movie kid (she's a natural). Lots of surprises in this critically-lambasted comedy, not the least of which is an extremely moving finale involving a waterfall and a holy statue. It had me transfixed. *** from ****

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