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Hooded Angels (2002)

Glory Glory (original title)
A gang of women wreak vengeance upon the society that failed them.

Director:

Paul Matthews

Writer:

Paul Matthews
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Donohoe ... Widow
Steven Bauer ... Jack
Paul Johansson ... Wes
Gary Busey ... Sheriff Ben Tyler
Chantell Stander Chantell Stander ... Hannah
Juliana Venter Juliana Venter ... Ellie
David Dukas ... Billy
Gideon Emery ... Sil
Jenna Dover Jenna Dover ... Jane
Julie Hartley Julie Hartley ... April
Candice Argall Candice Argall ... Becky
Jennifer Steyn Jennifer Steyn ... Christa
Ana Alexander ... Marie (as Anna Katerina)
Michelle Bradshaw Michelle Bradshaw ... Sherrie
Cordell McQueen Cordell McQueen ... Beard
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Storyline

A gang of women wreak vengeance upon the society that failed them.

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Taglines:

Those who survive, change the rules.

Genres:

Action | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

About 40 minutes into the film they are playing Sloop John B on the piano in the saloon. See more »

Goofs

During the final firefight, two bullet holes are made in the post above Ellie's head. However, when she turns and flees. the bullet holes are gone. See more »

Quotes

The Widow: I guess I ain't gonna let you kill him. Been enough killings.
Ellie: It's a little late to go self-righteous on us, Widow, you've done your fair share! And so did that precious daughter of yours!
The Widow: [hits Ellie in the mouth with her gun and knocks her down] I KNOW what I have done, and whatever Janie did or didn't do, that will be on MY conscience, NOT HERS! And your little stunt at the bank, that KILLED Janie!
Ellie: So what?
[Widow cocks her gun]
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Great concept, decent story...but which Wild West was this?
26 November 2002 | by biggmSee all my reviews

Aging Western fans fondly remember the fantasy Wild West of their youth. The cowgirls of early TV and popcorn movie matinée's were perky and assertive. Dressed like Barbie dolls at the rodeo, those B Western cowgirls could be mighty appealing, but they were rarely given much to do. Most of the riding, roping, fighting and shooting was left up to the boys.

Hooded Angels(aka Glory Glory) finally shows cowgirls some respect. The women here actually populate the landscape outside of a saloon. Furthermore, these gals can ride, shoot and aren't afraid of a high noon showdown.

I would have enjoyed this would-be-Western a lot more though, if it didn't seem so surreal. This tale supposedly takes place in the American Old West, but there isn't an authentic ten gallon hat anywhere in sight. This doesn't look like the fun, stylized Old West of early Hollywood, or even the gritty, less romanticized frontier of more contemporary Westerns. Most of the characters have assorted global English accents that don't exactly sound "home on the range". Gary Busey, in a small role, is one of few that sounds reasonably authentic here. These gorgeous gals wear wardrobes that defy description, like the post-apocalypse types in a Mad Max movie. For a fantasy Western without any high-falutin' pretenses, flattering jeans and Western styled shirts would have been a lot easier on the eye and far more appropriate for an escapist Western.

The cinematography is OK, and Hooded Angels features some decently staged action sequences.

I hope some intrepid film makers attempt this kind of material again, but next time with more affection and understanding of the mythical American Old West.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anioły w Maskach See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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