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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

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Terry Dean
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Steve Garner
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Rose Garner
Doreen Lang ...
Mrs. Garner
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Father
Ruth Warshawsky ...
Irene Bealeman
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George Bealeman
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Det. Sgt. Freebody
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Det. Bill
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Teller
Travis Venable ...
Bubba
Robert Sutton ...
Guido
Ben Slack ...
Rev. Barton - TV Evangelist
Troy Curvey Jr. ...
Tom - Guard
Eddie Frias ...
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Storyline

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 »

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Comedy | Drama

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19 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casi un ángel  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,939,946 (USA)
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According to Paul Hogan, when he was interviewed about the film, he had been offered the lead role of Sam Wheat in another supernatural film, Ghost (1990), which eventually went to Patrick Swayze. Hogan said he had read the script and it was not funny. He wanted Swayze to play the role of Steve Garner in this film, but Swayze passed and the part went to Elias Koteas. See more »

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(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 »

Quotes

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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An excellent film for the fan of Crocodile Dundee and Oh God!
20 March 2005 | by (Rhinelander, WI) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film many times and enjoyed it each time. Although it contains only minimal language concerns, it is best when viewed uncensored and uncut--as are most films. I find the humor that Paul Hogan uses to bring this concept to film takes what sometimes seems familiar story lines and raises them to the wonderfully unique. It has one of those rare mixes of humor, drama, and bittersweet and thought-provoking themes. Hogan provides a consistent character throughout and writes an ending that should be quite satisfying for those who hate the vague, confusing ends so popular with script writers today. Like, Oh God!, I find the movie uplifting with each viewing, as I find Crocodile Dundee's offbeat humor refreshing each time. Regardless of the rating you would give, I am sure you will at least feel the time spent watching this film was worth it.


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