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Almost an Angel (1990)

A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one.

Director:

John Cornell

Writer:

Paul Hogan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hogan ... Terry Dean
Elias Koteas ... Steve Garner
Linda Kozlowski ... Rose Garner
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Garner
Douglas Seale ... Father
Ruth Warshawsky Ruth Warshawsky ... Irene Bealeman
Parley Baer ... George Bealeman
Michael Alldredge ... Det. Sgt. Freebody
David Alan Grier ... Det. Bill
Larry Miller ... Teller
Travis Venable Travis Venable ... Bubba
Robert Sutton ... Guido
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Rev. Barton - TV Evangelist
Troy Curvey Jr. Troy Curvey Jr. ... Tom - Guard
Eddie Frias Eddie Frias ... Young Guard Trainee
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Storyline

Terry Dean is an electronics wizard and thief. After he is released from jail, he is hit by a car while saving a little girl's life. While in the hospital, he dreams that God visits him and tells him he's an Angel, and must start doing good things to make up for his past life. Not believing it at first, he soon becomes convinced he must be an Angel. Not having any Angel powers yet, he must use his own experiences and talents to make good things happen. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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This time, the guy from down under is working for the man upstairs. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casi un ángel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,608,365, 25 December 1990

Gross USA:

$6,939,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,939,946
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ironbark Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The arcade game machine Terry fixes at the youth center is Space Invaders (1978). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) The priest is shown Terry's arrest record by a police officer. The record is for an arrest on January 12, 1986, and shows his date of birth as October 25, 1952, and his age as 37. Terry would have been 33 on that date in 1986, not 37. See more »

Quotes

Terry Dean: I'm dead aren't I? Where the hell am I? You God?
God: You're not a religious man are you, Mr Dean?
Terry Dean: No but, I did plan to get very religious just before I died. You know, just in case.
God: Yes.
Terry Dean: Left it a bit late, didn't I?
God: Hmmm. Let me put it in language you'll understand. You're on probation, Mr Dean. Think of me as your probation officer.
Terry Dean: Probation officer? Sure.
God: I've been through your sheet, Mr Dean. You have a criminal record that started when you were nine years old.
Terry Dean: Yeah, well... I don't suppose I...
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Love Theme from The Godfather
Written by Nino Rota
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Hogan, not your everyday or ordinary angel
29 January 2014 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

I remember this playing at the cinema, and thinking this would fall below my expectations, so I should steer clear of it. Although it's not as good as the original Crocodile Dundee, but remember that was Crocodile Dundee, out of curiosity, and an avid fascination, which sometimes can bring, what you pretty well imagined the quality of the movie to be like, I decided to see it, as my brother had it on a preview cassette, alongside King Ralph. I must say I was quite taken aback. Here's a feel good movie for the whole family, that has fun in it's story, it's premise which has been done in many other films, but not with such smart ideas. Even Charlton Heston gets in on the act in a dream sequence that finds Hoges in Heaven, after performing a brave act. Ex con, and master thief, Terry Dean, (Hogan) who has a near death experience, when thinking real bullets went through him and didn't kill him, making him change his ways and become devout, truly thinking he's an angel. They were blanks, fired from the gun of a thug, whose part of a group of robbers, who do over this bank, Hoges was gonna hold up, while dressed in Rod Stewart garb. It's not the first time Hoges has made fun of this music icon too, while he takes pokes at Willie Nelson, also. He crosses paths with an angry young cripple, a younger Elias Koteas, a wild actor whose become one of my favourite stars. His sister is played by Linda Kozlowski, these two latter stars, proving they're more the real actors of the show, while Hoges just lazes back, playing himself, not like Crocodile Dundee, which showed off his real acting. Actually Kozlowski's pretty good in this, I thought, one actress who should of done more movies. There's a lot of underlying messages, too in this movie "Like if you do good in this world, good is what you'll get back". Actor or not, Hoges is what makes the film funny, as if he's put in some of his own script input, which leads you to wonder, while John Cornell has again surprised us, and in another way, brought it to the table, but not as good enough match for the croc. For Hoges fans, that will bring a bit of scattered disappointment to some of that minority and a larger one for others, I imagine.


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