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Angel Town (1990)

Tenant helps landlord fight off local street gang.

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Eric Karson

Writer:

S. Warren
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Cast

Credited cast:
Olivier Gruner ... Jacques
Peter Kwong ... Henry
Theresa Saldana ... Maria
Francisco Aragon ... Martin (as Frank Aragon)
James Carrera James Carrera ... Chuwey Zamora
Gregory Cruz ... Stoner (as Gregory Norman Cruz)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen Chris Allen ... The Hot Heads Fraternity Band Member: Guitars & Vocals
Fabian Alomar Fabian Alomar ... Gangmember
Roberto Alvarez Roberto Alvarez ... Drive By Shooter
Lupe Amador Lupe Amador ... Grandmother
Nick Angotti Nick Angotti ... Professor
Bobby Ross Avila Bobby Ross Avila ... Little Hood
Issiah Avila Issiah Avila ... Literate Gang Kid
Frankie Avina Frankie Avina ... Spider
William Bassett ... Graduate Dean
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Storyline

A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the gang. When they learn of this, they target both the mother and her new tenant. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Angel Town...Its history is written in pain. The names and the claims are on the wall...and legends live forever. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel le prince de la ville See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$855,810
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Production Co:

Ellendale Place See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The producers developed the film originally as a possible Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle. See more »

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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

War of the Rock
Written by Gil Karson
Performed by Cold Shot
Lead Vocals by Adam Murray
Jon E. Leve appears courtesy of CBS Records, Inc.
Produced by Gil Karson
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Great low budget action from the guys who brought you Lionheart!
9 September 2008 | by ManBehindTheMask63See all my reviews

Angel Town's DVD cover may be misleading....but martial artist Olivier Gruner is the star and central plot of the film. Gruner (who also starred in the excellent Nemesis) plays a foreign exchange student who has to protect a family from a nasty gang of hoodlums. Gruner shows off some excellent fighting skills and throws out some classic cheesy one-liners. But Gruner's acting is HORRIBLE! His English sounds like a drunk Van Damme. But you're not watching this for it's great acting and dialog...you're watching this for it's kick butt martial arts action....which it has plenty of. There is a great final fight scene and the gang violence scenes are pretty shocking and realistic. The soundtrack is early 90's gold and the film has a great 90's lowbudget vibe. Excellent rental for martial arts fans!


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