ANGEL HEART (18)
D: Alan Parker
Tristar/Carolco (Alan Marshall & Elliot
USA 🇺🇸 1987
W: Alan Parker [based on the novel 'Fallen Angel'
by William Hjortsberg]
DP: Michael Seresin
Ed: Gerry Hambling
Mus: Trevor Jones
PD: Brian Morris
Mickey Rourke (Harry Angel), Robert DeNiro (Louis
Cypher), Lisa Bonet (Epiphany Proudfoot), Charlotte Rampling (Margaret Krusemark)
New York, 1955. Harry Angel (Rourke) is hired for
$125 a day to track down the big band singer Johnny Favorite.
What seems like a straightforward missing persons
case dramatically becomes a murder hunt for the down-and-out detective.
His client, Louis Cyphre (DeNiro), a mysterious
stranger, ups his fee to keep Angel on the case. Each of Angel's leads ends up as a victim of a ritualistic act of murder as he begins to put the pieces of the jigsaw of
Johnny's strange story into place.
An atmospheric, moody thriller from director Alan
Parker, with a couple of decent performances from the two main actors. The most negative thing about the entire movie is that it's so obvious to anyone with half a brain what
the big twist is.