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Almost an Angel (1990)

A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Dean
Steve Garner
Rose Garner
Doreen Lang ...
Mrs. Garner
Ruth Warshawsky ...
Irene Bealeman
George Bealeman
Det. Sgt. Freebody
Det. Bill
Travis Venable ...
Robert Sutton ...
Ben Slack ...
Rev. Barton, TV Evangelist
Troy Curvey Jr. ...
Tom the Guard
Eddie Frias ...
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Terry Dean is an electronics wizard and thief. After he is released from jail, he is hit by a car while saving a little girl life. While in the hospital, he dreams that God visits him and tells him he's an Angel, and must start doing good things to make up for his past life. Not believing it at first, he soon becomes convinced he must be an Angel. Not having any Angel powers yet, he must use his own experiences and talents to make good things happen. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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This time, the guy from down under is working for the man upstairs. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

19 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casi un ángel  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$9,100,618 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Paul Hogan, when he was interviewed about the film. Hogan had been offered the lead role of Sam Wheat in another supernatural film "Ghost", which Patrick Swayze was cast and stated that he had read the script and it was not funny and Hogan also stated that he had wanted Patrick Swayze to play Steve Garner in this film, but passed and the part went to Elias Koteas. See more »


(at around 1 min) The priest is shown Terry's arrest record by a police officer. The record is for an arrest on January 12, 1986, and shows his date of birth as October 25, 1952, and his age as 37. Terry would have been 33 on that date in 1986, not 37. See more »


Terry Dean: I'm dead aren't I? Where the hell am I? You God?
God: You're not a religious man are you, Mr Dean?
Terry Dean: No but, I did plan to get very religious just before I died. You know, just in case
God: Yes
Terry Dean: Left it a bit late, didn't I?
God: Hmmm. Let me put it in language you'll understand. You're on probation, Mr Dean. Think of me as your probation officer
Terry Dean: Probation officer? Sure
God: I've been through your sheet, Mr Dean. You have a criminal record that started when you were none years old
Terry Dean: Yeah, well... I don't suppose I can ...
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Angelic Humor
21 April 2006 | by (Mt. Pleasant, Mi) – See all my reviews

Paul Hogan plays a criminal who steps out in front of traffic to save a child, and becomes an Angel... almost. He says he's on probation, sorta... but what are you to believe? Is he nuts? Hmmm. Maybe. The humor and light-sided religiousness makes this film a delight.

Don't worry about being converted or anything, this is an open-ended movie with morals, granted, but also with that special touch of human bonding, and what it means to love others.

Hogan's writing, directing, and acting career spans just 6 films that I know of, and this is a lesser known one... I had the feeling at the end that it was looking for a sequel, or a TV series. No such luck.

Magical, humorous, charming, disarming, alarming, and inspiring... see it at least once.

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