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Angel (1984)

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... See full summary »

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(as Robert Vincent O'Neil)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Andrews
... Solly Mosler
... Mae
... Kit Carson
... Molly 'Angel' Stewart
... The Killer
... Patricia Allen
Donna McDaniel ... Crystal
... Lana
Mel Carter ... Collins
... Yoyo Charlie
David Underwood ... Ric Sawyer
David Anthony ... Howie
... Spike (as Josh Cadman)
... 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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High School Honor Student by Day. Hollywood Hooker by Night. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel - Straße ohne Ende  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,214,824, 15 January 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,488,564
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1.85 : 1
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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

Patricia Allen: Listen, I don't know who's mother you are, but you're not Molly's.
Mae: I'm not?
Patricia Allen: No.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Sweet
Written by Pamela Neal, Bernard Dunaux, Matt Preble and Bebe Cross
Performed by The Allies
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Jekyll&Hyde Hooker
18 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

The film Angel is one of those guilty pleasures one never gets tired of. So popular was it that a sequel was made. Unfortunately some of the cast of this one were killed and they couldn't come back.

The title role is played by Donna Wilkes who is a straight A student in school and kind of reserved, but by night she's working Hollywood Boulevard as a teenage hooker. She has an interesting but dubious reason for doing it which I cannot reveal.

She comes to the interest of LA homicide cop Cliff Gorman because he's looking for a serial slasher killer of young women on the stroll. The killer is John Diehl who likes prostitutes, but who likes them dead before he gets down to business.

This film is delicious god awful trash, but delightful because of some of the outrageous performances by some players who get a chance to really overact and strut their stuff. Susan Tyrell as a foul mouthed lesbian landlord, Dick Shawn as an aging drag queen, and Rory Calhoun who plays an old time western performer who is completely burlesquing his former western stardom in his prime, they're all just having a ball and you enjoy seeing them.

I can't rate Angel more than what I have, but if you watch it you're in for a treat.


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