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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On the closing scene as Ned, Molly, and Rosie have crossed the bridge, the billboard in the distance reads, "Valley Forge". No known reference is noted as to the product it advertises. See more »

Goofs

When Ned agrees to partake in the march to Canada while talking to Father Levesque a boom can clearly be seen being raised in the reflection of windows behind them. See more »

Quotes

Deputy: Father, Father I've been shot
Ned: I'm very happy for you
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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 »

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 August 2016 (2016) 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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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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