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We're No Angels (1989)

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 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:

The con is on. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

15 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No somos ángeles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,047,630, 17 December 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,555,348
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film directed by Neil Jordan to receive a PG-13 classification rating certificate in the U.S. from the MPAA until Ondine (2009). 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

Bobby: We're all going to fry for those guards we shot
Ned: Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me you shot the guards Bob.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.1 (1999) See more »

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In The Garden Of Tomorrow
By George Graff (as George Graffe, Jr.) & Jessie Deppen (as Jessie L. Deppen)
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What a nice movie... and such a poor rating...
5 January 2006 | by abjazz_roSee all my reviews

Well, ask me why this movie has such a poor rating. Or maybe don't ask me, because I have no answer. The movie is just great. The acting is perfect for this script, DeNiro and Penn are so funny and also serious when is needed. Why such a poor rating ? Maybe because people are not so funny as they were once. For the people of our days a comedy is something like Scary Movie or a movie that makes you laugh every minute because of something stupid. But "We're No Angels" is funny, is romantic, is serious, is educative, is simply GREAT MOVIE. You have to watch it with an innocent eye, you must enjoy the movie. Don't look at it with a critical eye. That's not good for the entertainment. Just watch it to relax and to feel good. It deserves it. And you also deserve it.


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