Angel Heart

1987

Alan Parker
Director
Carolco
Production Company
TriStar Pictures
Distributor

Special Edition re-release for Alan Parker's very scary, very intense and very adult horror film. This just gets better each time I see it.

-The Sloth

Unfortunately have to strongly disagree, as this is an empty exercise in style (like most of Parker's films) and is a poor adaption of the masterful source novel. Why bother to adopt a novel if you're going to ignore everything that made it good? DeNiro lazily rests on his acting laurels and phones it in, even more obvious with a distinctly second-tier cast. The whole thing would be forgotten if it weren't for the faint echoes of the controversy involving "Cosby good girl" Lisa Bonet's appareance in a X-rated film. Later scandals have sort of overtaken that tempest in a teapot, no?

Read the book, forget this mess, and hope maybe a good director will adapt it someday.

-Dave W.


Falling Angel
by William Hjortsberg
1978
Novel





Angel Heart
6th March 1987
Cinema



113 mins
1.85:1


23rd June 1998
DVD



112 mins
1.85:1

Angel Heart (1987)
18th June 2002
DVD



112 mins
1.33:1

Angel Heart (1987/ Special Edition)
18th May 2004
DVD



112 mins
1.85:1


21st August 2006
DVD



108 mins
1.85:1




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Mickey Rourke
Harry Angel
Robert De Niro
Louis Cyphre
Lisa Bonet
Epiphany Proudfoot
Charlotte Rampling
Margaret Krusemark
Stocker Fontelieu
Ethan Krusemark
Brownie McGhee
Toots Sweet
Michael Higgins
Doctor Fowler
Elizabeth Whitcraft
Connie
Eliott Keener
Detective Lieutenant Sterne
Charles Gordone
Spider Simpson
Dann Florek
Herman Winesap
Kathleen Wilhoite
Nurse
George Buck
Izzy
Judith Drake
Izzy's Wife
Gerald Orange
Pastor John
(as Gerald L. Orange)
Peggy Severe
Mammy Carter
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Sergeant Deimos
Dave Petitjean
Baptism Preacher
(as David Petitjean)
Rick Washburn
Cajun Heavy #1
Neil Newlon
Cajun Heavy #2
Oakley Dalton
Big Jacket
Yvonne Bywaters
Margaret's Maid
Loys T. Bergeron
Mike
Joshua Frank
Toothless
Karmen Harris
Harlem Mourner
Nicole Burdette
Ellie
Kendall Lupe
Oyster Cajun #1
Percy Martin
Oyster Cajun #2
Viola Dunbar
Concierge
Murray Bandel
Bartender
Jarrett Narcisse
Epiphany's Child
Ernest Watson
Oyster Bar Saxophonist
Rickie Monie
Oyster Bay Pianist
Sugar Blue
Toots Sweet Band - Harmonica
Pinetop Perkins
Toots Sweet Band - Piano
Deacon John Moore
Toots Sweet Band - Lead Guitar
Richard Payne
Toots Sweet Band - Double Bass
W. Alonzo Stewart
Toots Sweet Band - Drums
Lillian Boutte
Toots Sweet Band - Vocalist
Joel Adam
Tap Dancer
Darrell Beasley
Tap Dancer
(as Darrel Beasley)
Stephen Beasley
Tap Dancer
Jerome Reddick
Tap Dancer
Louis Freddie Kohlman
Voodoo Drums
Stephen Kenyatta Simon
Voodoo Drums
Curtis Pierre
Voodoo Drums
Kufaru Aaron Mouton
Voodoo Drums
Roselyn Lionheart
Voodoo Musician
Marilyn Banks
Voodoo Dancer
Lula Elzy
Voodoo Dancer
Francesca J. Ridge
Voodoo Dancer
Hope Clarke
Voodoo Dancer
Oscar Best
Voodoo Dancer
Sarita Allen
Voodoo Dancer
Noel Jones
Voodoo Dancer
Varerie Jackson
Voodoo Dancer
Greer Goff
Voodoo Dancer
Arlena Rolant
Voodoo Dancer
Karen Davis
Voodoo Dancer
Shirleta Jones
Voodoo Dancer
Mark Taylor
Voodoo Dancer
Andy Duppin
Stunts
Joy Hooper
Stunts
Harry Madsen
Stunts
Felix Mauras
Stunts
Bufort McClerkins
Stunts
Perry Nichols
Stunts
Franklin Scott
Stunts
(as Franklyn Scott)
Roy Thomas
Stunts
Shirley Walker
Stunts
Jeff Ward
Stunts
Webster Whinery
Stunts / Stunt Double: Mickey Rourke
Bill Read
Dog Attack Stunt Double
(uncredited)