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We're No Angels (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 15 December 1989 (USA)
Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

David Mamet, Ranald MacDougall (earlier screenplay) (as Ranald Macdougall) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Ned
Sean Penn ... Jim
Demi Moore ... Molly
Hoyt Axton ... Father Levesque
Bruno Kirby ... Deputy
Ray McAnally ... Warden
James Russo ... Bobby
Wallace Shawn ... Translator
John C. Reilly ... Young Monk
Jay Brazeau ... Sheriff
Ken Buhay Ken Buhay ... Bishop Nogalich
Elizabeth Lawrence ... Mrs. Blair
Bill Murdoch Bill Murdoch ... Deputy
Jessica Jickels Jessica Jickels ... Rosie
Frank C. Turner ... Shopkeeper
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Storyline

A couple of escaped convicts on the run find refuge with the Church when they are mistaken for two priests. The two are keen to flee but are unable to do so without the help of Molly. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

It Will Be A Sin To Miss It! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the prison was the "Black Ridge State Penitentiary". See more »

Goofs

When Bob comes out from hiding on the shrine he fires a total of seven shots without reloading his six shot revolver. See more »

Quotes

Jim: [as Father Brown, he is asked to give a speech to the town. He reads from a brochure stuck in his Bible that says "An Encounter with a Bear"] Have you ever felt completely alone? Alone in a world of danger, and no one to rely on? Danger on every hand, in a world fraught with danger? And at the brink of death I felt in my pocket, and what did I find? What did I find?
[Opens the brochure - it's an ad for guns]
Jim: What did I find? Nothing. There's nothing there. It's all in your head. They can take the...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In the ending credits, the film is dedicated to the actor Ray McAnally who passed away shortly after this film was made. See more »


Soundtracks

In The Garden Of Tomorrow
By George Graff (as George Graffe, Jr.) & Jessie Deppen (as Jessie L. Deppen)
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Simple, yet funny film, good acting
1 May 2003 | by PersianPlaya408See all my reviews

We're No Angels,First-Viewing, owned VHS,(Neil Jordan)- Robert DeNiro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, John C. Reily, Bruno Kirby, James Russo

An interesting comedy starring two very talented actors. This is the first comedy role I've seen DeNiro in prior to his 90s comedies (analyze this, meet the parents, etc…). DeNiro and Penn play escaped convicts who disguise themselves in a small town. Although DeNiro is great, and in certain scenes definitely shows his superiority as an actor, Penn overall gives the better performance. With a more complex character, yet simple (he is very simple-minded, but a complex character), his performance is very good. Although Demi Moore really didn't have a big role, she was convincing as a local woman in the small town. John C. Reily, once again gives a good performance, in a similar role to that of his in 'Casualties of War'. Overall a good film for laughs and well done by the director and screenwriter. Thought the acting was the highlight, and had some very funny scenes. 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

15 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,047,630, 17 December 1989

Gross USA:

$10,555,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,555,348
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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