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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)
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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His Justice...is ONE ON ONE! See more »

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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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Gross USA:

$855,810
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Ellendale Place See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film's first weekend of theatrical release was marked by a gang brawl at a drive-in theater in Westminster, California. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although rated "not under 18" the German Video-Release, published by Highlight Video, removes some of the violent scenes. See more »

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Soundtracks

Fuertes Viven
Written by Gil Karson & Sal Rodriguez
Performed by Sal Rodriguez & Bertha E. Oropeza (as Bertha Oropeza)
Percussion by David Donley
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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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