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Angel and the Bad Man (2009)

PG-13 | | Western | TV Movie 5 July 2009
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This remake of the John Wayne classic tells the story of a notorious gunfighter, Quirt Evans (Lou Diamond Phillips), who is wounded and seeks shelter with a Quaker family.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Quirt Evans
Terence Kelly ...
Thomas (as Terrance Kelly)
Merrilyn Gann ...
Telegraph Operator (as Michael Teigen)
Scott McNeil ...
Doc Johnson
Winston Rekert ...
Steve Carson
Sandy Johnson


This remake of the John Wayne classic tells the story of a notorious gunfighter, Quirt Evans (Lou Diamond Phillips), who is wounded and seeks shelter with a Quaker family.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some western violence and a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »





Release Date:

5 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enkeli ja lainsuojaton  »

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CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Remake of the John Wayne classic of the same name. See more »


At the beginning, when they are leaving the Telegraph office after Quirt sends his telegram, the office door is alternately closed, open, closed when the telegraph operator is acting like he knows Quirt as he rides away in the wagon. See more »


Doc Johnson: The practice of medicine is one of the most infuriating professions that have been known to man. It takes 30 years of practice to discover that, in the final analysis, there's nothing you can do but stand back and watch.
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Remake of Angel and the Badman (1947) See more »


You're Not the Man
Composed and Lyrics by Stu Goldberg
Vocals by Jennifer Copping
Arranged and Produced by Stu Goldberg
Zoonga Music, BMI - Publisher
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The Wayne Family Seal Of Approval
5 July 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Anyone who is expecting a word for word remake of the John Wayne classic Angel And The Badman will not be disappointed. With one glaring exception this Hallmark Channel remake sticks very close to the original story of a gunfighter reformed by a Quaker woman's love.

The exception is that instead of an innocent young unmarried girl as Gail Russell played in the original, Deborah Kara Unger is a widow with a young boy to raise which she is doing with her parents. She's a good woman, but even good women have their needs and when Lou Diamond Phillips as Quirt Evans literally lands on her doorstep, wounded after a gun battle, he gets her mojo going good and proper.

Wisely Lou did not opt for an imitation of John Wayne in his interpretation of the gunfighter. If he had he would have been laughed off the small screen. He's still one deadly individual and this screenplay make it clear just why Quirt Evans and Laredo Stevens as played by Luke Perry are fated to tangle.

The role of the marshal that Harry Carey played in the original is cut down somewhat, though Winston Rekert is effective in the scenes he does have. I liked the Carey character though, wish there had been more of the marshal in this one. The Wayne family put their imprimatur on this remake with the casting of the Duke's grandson Brendan Wayne as Randy McCall the sidekick to Phillips and played in the original film by Lee Dixon.

Probably important the Wayne family did that because the Duke's The Angel And The Badman was the very first film in which he not only worked on the production end, but also directed himself. Of the films John Wayne directed, that was far and away his best effort. So you can imagine the family had a big personal interest at stake.

I think even the hardest and most loyal of the Duke's legion of fans will not be disappointed with this version of The Angel And The Badman.

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