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Angel Town (1990)

Tenant helps landlord fight off local street gang.

Director:

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)
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
Alma Beltran ... Neighbor's Wife
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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1990 (West Germany) 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

Opening Weekend USA:

$300,000, 25 February 1990

Gross USA:

$855,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

A sequel was planned but never materialized. In some parts of Europe, the 1992 film Juice was released as Angel Town 2, but it remains unknown whether that film started off as the intended sequel or not. See more »

Alternate Versions

Even though the Finnish videotape is heavily cut (almost all of the violence is cut), there are 2 scenes that are different from the uncut US-DVD. Both of these scenes contain nudity, and have been substituted with less-offensive scenes in the US-DVD. The scenes are Angel Diaz "lending" his mate's girlfriend in the trailer and the scene where Gruner is threating Angel in his apartment with a knife. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Angel Town
Written by Gil Karson & Chris Allen
Performed by The Hot Heads
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* OUT OF FIVE
13 July 2003 | by bronsonskull72See all my reviews

Olivier Gruner stars as Jacques a foreign exchange college student who takes on and single handedly wipes out a Mexican street gang in this obnoxious and racist film which is so horrible that it's laughable. Bad acting, bad plot and bad fight choreography make Angel Town a Turkey.


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