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Angel Heart (1987)

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A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Angel
... Louis Cyphre
... Epiphany Proudfoot
... Margaret Krusemark
Stocker Fontelieu ... Ethan Krusemark
Brownie McGhee ... Toots Sweet
... Dr. Albert Fowler
Elizabeth Whitcraft ... Connie
Eliott Keener ... Det. Sterne
Charles Gordone ... Spider Simpson
... Herman Winesap
... Nurse
George Buck ... Izzy
... Izzy's Wife
Gerald Orange ... Pastor John (as Gerald L. Orange)
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Storyline

Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really really nasty. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Nothing can prepare you for the ending of Angel Heart. See more »


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Release Date:

6 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corazón satánico  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,688,721, 8 March 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,185,632
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A reference to the movie was included in Polish metal band Hunter's song "Armia Boga" (Pol, "God's Army") from the album "HellWood". The song ends with a phrase in English: "Welcome to my greedy Louis Cyphre's private hell." See more »

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After Angel's first meeting with Cyphre, when he's driving the car, he turns the steering to the right, but the car is seen turning to the left See more »

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[first lines]
Louis Cyphre: Johnny. Johnny. Johnny.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits roll, you hear the whisper on a black screen, "Harry? Johnny?" See more »

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References Rebecca (1940) See more »

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Girl Of My Dreams
Performed by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Rourke's finest role in an atmospheric classic
16 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

P.I Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite, only it isn't a straight forward missing person's case. Prefect, grounded, Alan's Parker's voodoo-laden, hard-boiled film is the ultimate mystery film.

This is without a doubt Mickey Rourke's finest role. The supporting cast deliver some of the most interesting and story driven performances which include Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet and Charlotte Rampling to name a few.

You can feel 1955's New Orleans warm rain, hear the jazz, taste the grit of 1950's Brooklyn, Michael Seresin's cinematography is amazing. The films realism captures the time wholly, Trevor Jones mystery music builds up the tension as murders increase and Harry Angel is drawn into eventful dangerous meetings. The dialogue is flawless and the ending has a mind-blowing twist that has been imitated but never surpassed. The Johnny Favourite theme tune will linger with you long after the end credits.

A timeless, eerie and realistic atmospheric classic. Perfect.


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