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Angel Town (1990)

Tenant helps landlord fight off local street gang.

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Stoner (as Gregory Norman Cruz)
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A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the gang. When they learn of this, they target both the mother and her new tenant. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Angel Town...Its history is written in pain. The names and the claims are on the wall...and legends live forever. See more »

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23 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Angel le prince de la ville  »

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$855,810 (USA)
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A sequel was planned but never materialized. In some parts of Europe, the 1992 film Juice was released as Angel Town 2, but it remains unknown whether that film started off as the intended sequel or not. See more »

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Runnin' Blues
Written by Gil Karson
Performed by The Hot Heads
Produced by Gil Karson
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A low rent Jean-Claude wannabe takes on an East L.A. Streetgang!
12 October 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Angel Town (1990) stars Oliver Gruner who plays a Jean-Claude wannabe who's on a college scholarship to an L.A. University (does USC have a Savate Team?). He rents a room from a troubled single mother who's son is constantly threatened by a local street gang. They want him to join them but they do a very bad job trying to convince him (daily harassments and beatings). His troubles remind Oliver of his life back home (he too had a trouble past as a youth). When the gang starts to mess with him (they affectionately call him "Frenchie") Oliver goes "Segal" on those tough punks. The movie has a cheap, sleazy feel to it (but it was shot on film). The acting is either horrible (Gruner makes JCVD look like a world class actor) or over the top and the fight scenes are ho-hum at best. Surprisingly, this film is strangely enjoyable. It has an eeriness that compels viewers of bad videos to sit down and watch.

Recommended for bad movie lovers.


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