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Release Date:
19 December 1990 (USA) See more »
This time, the guy from down under is working for the man upstairs. See more »
A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Hogan ... Terry Dean

Elias Koteas ... Steve Garner

Linda Kozlowski ... Rose Garner
Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Garner

Douglas Seale ... Father
Ruth Warshawsky ... Irene Bealeman

Parley Baer ... George Bealeman
Michael Alldredge ... Det. Sgt. Freebody

David Alan Grier ... Det. Bill

Larry Miller ... Teller
Travis Venable ... Bubba
Robert Sutton ... Guido
Ben Slack ... Rev. Barton, TV Evangelist
Troy Curvey Jr. ... Tom the Guard
Eddie Frias ... Young Guard Trainee

Peter Mark Vasquez ... Thug
Lyle J. Omori ... Thug's Crony
Joseph Walton ... Prisoner #1

Steven Brill ... 2nd Male Teller

Richard Grove ... Uniformed Cop
Susie Duff ... Mother
Justin Murphy ... Small Boy

Gregory J. Barnett ... Driver (Van) (as Greg Barnett)
Ray Reinhardt ... Doctor
Laurie Souza ... Young Nurse

Hank Worden ... Pop, Patient in Hospital

Vickilyn Reynolds ... Nancy, Bank Customer #1
Shawn Schepps ... Janet, Bank Customer #2

Candi Milo ... Bank Teller

Randy Vasquez ... Hood Nervo at Bank
Michael Runyard ... Hood Driver at Bank (as Mike Runyard)
Tony Veneto ... Wino in Lane
Doug Ford ... Man with 'T' Shirt

Charles David Richards ... Homeless Man
Brian Frank ... Bonzo Burger Server
Linda Kurimoto ... Cindy Miamoto TV Reporter

Stephanie Hodge ... Diner Waitress

Bob Minor ... Joe, Moses Bros. Truck Driver
Leslie Morris ... Paradise Bar Bartender
Don G. Ross ... Man at Bar

Hal Landon Jr. ... Paradise Bar Local

Steph DuVall ... Paradise Bar Pool Player
William De Acutis ... Small Town Older Hood

Sean Stanek ... Small Town Younger Hood (as Sean Faro)
Christian Benz Belnavis ... Boxing Boy
Jeri Windom ... Girl
E'Lon Cox ... Boy #1 (as E'Lon)

Jason Marsden ... Boy #2
Bert David DeFrancis ... Boy #3
Anthony Trujillo ... Boy #4
Peter Stader ... Jerry's Hit Truck Driver
Joey LeMond ... Paramedic

Joe Dallesandro ... Bank Hood Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Thomas F. Duffy ... (uncredited)

Charlton Heston ... God (uncredited)

Directed by
John Cornell 
Writing credits
Paul Hogan 

Produced by
John Cornell .... producer
Paul Hogan .... executive producer
Mark Turnbull .... associate producer
Kelly Van Horn .... line producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Russell Boyd 
Film Editing by
David Stiven 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Production Design by
Henry Bumstead 
Art Direction by
Bernie Cutler 
David Stiven 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
Makeup Department
Ken Diaz .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Cass Jr. .... second second assistant director
Francis R. Mahony III .... second assistant director
Mark Turnbull .... first assistant director
Art Department
William A. Barry III .... set dresser
Frank L. Brown .... assistant propmaster
Leonard Cross .... lead person
James M. Davis .... construction foreman
John Harris .... set designer
C.J. Maguire .... property master
William B. Major .... production illustrator
Louis M. Mann .... set designer
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator
Peter Ramsey .... continuity artist (as Peter A. Ramsey)
Mike Rutgard .... set dresser (as Mike S. Rutgard)
John Schacht .... lead man (as John A. Schacht)
Mark Sparks .... propmaker foreman
Sound Department
Shannon Alston .... cable person
Thomas Brandau .... sound mixer
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Gregory G. Gest .... sound re-recordist
Walter A. Gest .... sound re-recordist
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerome R. Vitucci .... boom operator
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Joe Montenegro .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Richard Yuricich .... optical effects coordinator
Laura Dash .... stunts
Mike De Luna .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as James Halty)
Rawn Hutchinson .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Chris Nielsen .... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunts (as Ernie Orsatti)
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
David Perna .... stunts (as Dave Perna)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Spike Silver .... stunt coordinator
Mike Tillman .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Anderson .... grip
Audie Aragon .... dolly grip
Brian Bansgrove .... chief lighting technician
Ray Brown .... first company grip
Brad Emmons .... electrician
Jerry Enright .... electrician
Rusty Geller .... panaglide operator
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Kelly Green .... second assistant camera
Brooks P. Guyer .... louma crane operator
Kenji Inouye .... grip
Buzz Jochheim .... grip (as Robert G. Jochheim)
Stephen Johnstone .... electrician
Kevin J. Lang .... electrician
Peter Menzies Jr. .... camera operator
Bob Miyamoto .... second company grip (as Robert Miyamoto)
Randy Nolen .... panaglide operator
Rudy Pahoyo .... camera loader
Brad Rea .... grip
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "a"camera, steadicam
Richard Smock .... electrician
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Roger Spurgeon .... lighting technician: musco light
Monte Swann .... video playback operator
Joseph F. Valentine .... panaglide operator
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joy Dickson .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lois DeArmond .... costume illustrator
Editorial Department
Jim Makiej .... second assistant editor
Chris Peppe .... assistant editor
Stella Savvas .... assistant editor
Yôko Seto .... assistant editor
Location Management
Kevin Halloran .... location manager
Andrew C. Keeter .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor
George Doering .... musician
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Maria Newman .... musician
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Other crew
Delvene Delaney .... still photo coordinator (as Delvene Cornell)
Lee Dillow .... coordinating executive
Stacy Hagen .... assistant production accountant
Monica Harmon .... assistant to producer
Kate Heyhoe .... production coordinator
Ramsay Jerome .... production assistant
Daphne Paris .... script supervisor
Frank Ramey .... production assistant
Eric P. Steckler .... assistant accountant
Jim Stubblefield .... production assistant
Thais Zoe .... assistant production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Finland:S | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | UK:PG | USA:PG (Certificate #30011)

Did You Know?

The film made $6,939,946 at the American Box office.See more »
Factual errors: (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
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 lie to you, Sir
God:You can try. You're almost a mystery. In your entire life you did nothing but take. Yet at the end you gave the noblest gift; you gave your life for another being
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Completely taken by surprise., 22 February 2004
Author: Ruc_A_Buc from Huntsville, U.S.A.

I happened upon this movie just channel surfing and was just floored. Great movie from start to finish. Elias Koteas gives an awesome performance that just shows once again how he is one of the most overlooked actors in Hollywood. But what really caught me was the story and dialogue. This movie was wonderfully written. I would've never guessed Hogan had it in him. Enjoyable movie and I strongly recommend it. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

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