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Michael Daniels is a forensic specialist whom has been plagued most of his adult life by the mysterious disappearance of his twin brother Jessie. When Michael meets up with Jessie's former girlfriend Kate Porter, a district attorney whom is investigating her own father, Harry S. Potter, whom is the mayor of Los Angeles, Michael soon finds himself in deep trouble when he thinks that Jessie may be alive and is targeting him for the things gone wrong with his life, leading to Michael getting framed for Mayor Potter's murder and relentlessly pursued by a persistent detective named Russell Stark. Michael must race against the clock to clear his name with the help of Kate, and his co-worker April to stay ahead of the unseen stalker, but is everything what it seems? Written by
I am always up for checking out a movie I never heard before, and seeing Robert Patrick in the credits, who would not be a little curious to see the T-1000 in another movie? Boy was I disappointed ... ANGELS is garbage and a confusing mess for everyone. The 'star' actors looked like they could not care less and key characters were poorly introduced and wasted. You could put cardboard cut-outs on the set and you would not know the difference.
If you survived the first twenty minutes without asking what the heck was going on, consider yourself gifted. ANGELS begins with two main stories, one of a mayor covering his past, and of a twin brother, returning home and continuing the search for his lost bro, went missing 20 some-odd years ago.
The real stars are Ashbrook and Rutherford, who mindlessly plod their way through the script looking pretty while acting pretty stupid. Scheider and Patrick should be ashamed of themselves as both look blank faced and unimpressive in every shot. The script a disappointing, predictable mess, the direction and camerawork positively abominable (I never thought I would say that in a review) and the production a laugh, it is no surprise here why ANGELS took two to three years before hitting the video stores.
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