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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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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 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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Her two worlds are about to collide. It's her choice. Her chance. Her life. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel - Straße ohne Ende See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Donna Wilkes who plays Angel is supposed to be a 15 year old teen, which in real life she is 23 year old woman. See more »

Goofs

When Angel is studying in the hotel lobby, she is approached by a "customer". Outside, the customer's Buick's license plate is from Quebec and expired in 1977. See more »

Quotes

Kit Carson: Gawd Almighty!
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Angel III: The Final Chapter (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Sweet
Written by Pamela Neal, Bernard Dunaux, Matt Preble and Bebe Cross
Performed by The Allies
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Disappointing
12 October 2002 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

On watching "Angel", one gets the impression that the movie could have gone one of two ways and been successful - had the filmmakers made enough of an effort. Sadly, the results are somewhat underwhelming. The most obvious way the movie could have gone is down the exploitation route. Surprisingly, there is very little that could be considered that - foul language is almost non-existent, the nudity is generally fleeting and never presented in an erotic manner, violence is not explicit, and not once we never see our heroine seriously involved in her "trade".

The other route the movie could have gone down is presenting the situation in a serious manner. Unfortunately, not much is done this way as well. We have crazy characters, but they really don't do much, nor do we learn much about them. Street life is also presented to be overall not a bad way to live. There are some believable complications that come up in the heroine's life, but once they come up they are barely dealt with. Possibly the reason for this is that the movie seems cut down seemingly from a longer cut. It would also explain why the movie at times jumps unbelievably quick from scene to scene before anything of real importance has the chance to come up.

The movie still remains strangely watchable all the same. Still, one cannot help but see so much wasted potential.


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