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Angel (1984)

Molly, a highschooler, secretly earns her living as Angel, a street prostitute whose only family and friends are the ones she works with on the streets. She has to survive against a serial killer who is targeting people of her profession.

Writers:

Robert Vincent O'Neil, Joseph Michael Cala (as Joseph M. Cala)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Gorman ... Lt. Andrews
Susan Tyrrell ... Solly Mosler
Dick Shawn ... Mae
Rory Calhoun ... Kit Carson
Donna Wilkes ... Molly 'Angel' Stewart
John Diehl ... The Killer
Elaine Giftos ... Patricia Allen
Donna McDaniel Donna McDaniel ... Crystal
Graem McGavin ... Lana
Mel Carter Mel Carter ... Collins
Steven M. Porter ... Yoyo Charlie
David Underwood David Underwood ... Ric Sawyer
David Anthony David Anthony ... Howie
Joshua Cadman ... Spike (as Josh Cadman)
Greg Lewis ... Themopolis
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15 year-old Molly is the best in her class in high school. Nobody suspects that the model pupil earns her money at night: as prostitute "Angel" on Sunset Blvd. The well-organized separation of her two lives is shattered when two of her friends are slain by a necrophile serial killer. She's the only eye witness and becomes a target herself. The investigating Detective Andrews helps her, not only to survive, but also to query why she keeps on humiliating herself and to stop it. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Honor student by day - hooker by night! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Craig Safan composed the film's score in under a week. See more »

Goofs

When Angel is studying in the hotel lobby you see a hotel employee putting two chairs upside down on top of a table as he starts to clean up for the night, in the next shot he repeats and starts with the same two chairs again. See more »

Quotes

Mae: It's lean out there tonight.
Molly Stewart/Angel: It's the murders, Mae. It's got the Johns scared.
Crystal: Why should the Johns be scared? It's the hookers that are getting killed.
Mae: Ever see a man try to run away with his pants wrapped around his ankles?
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Alternate Versions

The version sometimes shown on commercial televison contains footage omitted from the theatrical release, most notably the epilogue sequence. In this scene, Lt. Andrews is driving Molly to his parents' house, where she'll now be living. Another scene that takes in the police station has Molly returning to Lt. Andrews' office to apologize for a rude remark ("You're just a damn cop!") she made earlier. See more »


Soundtracks

Something Sweet
Written by Pamela Neal, Bernard Dunaux, Matt Preble and Bebe Cross
Performed by The Allies
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hilarious Hollywood street spoof with great cast
23 April 2002 | by lorenzo212See all my reviews

Is it the best movie ever made? No. Is it one of the of the funniest of this genre? Yes. Definitely a must see. The story is a young prostitute meets murderer, but the supporting cast is what makes this a gem. The supporting cast includes: Rory Calhoun, as an aging western film star who still wears his holsters, boots and hat, and protects the streets; Dick Shawn as a transvestite with a heart and in one of his most hilarious roles - this was really Oscar stuff - just fun acting, no stuffiness here; and Susan Tyrrell, who steals the picture as a jaded Hollywood woman with more makeup that a tv evangelists wife. This is a film for a time when you really need to be entertained, not preached at, the film is a gas. Great late night fun flick for a group of friends. Really well done.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,214,824, 15 January 1984

Gross USA:

$17,488,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,488,564
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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