13 Facts About Angel Heart


Angel Heart is a 1987 American neo-noir psychological horror film, an adaptation of William Hjortsberg's 1978 novel Falling Angel.

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Angel Heart'sinvestigation takes him to New Orleans, where he becomes embroiled in a series of brutal murders.

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Angel Heart received a mixed reaction from reviewers, who praised the performances of Rourke and Bonet, as well as the production design, score, and cinematography, but criticized Parker's screenwriting.

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Pre-production work on Angel Heart began in January 1986 in New York, where Parker selected the creative team, reuniting with several of his past collaborators, including producer Alan Marshall, director of photography Michael Seresin, camera operator Michael Roberts, production designer Brian Morris and editor Gerry Hambling.

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Angel Heart is set in the year 1955, whereas in the book the events take place in 1959.

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Parker's script for Angel Heart required that a total of 78 locations be used for filming between New York and New Orleans.

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Principal photography for Angel Heart began on March 31,1986, and concluded on June 20,1986, on a budget of $18 million.

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In North America, Angel Heart opened in wide release on March 6,1987, distributed by Tri-Star Pictures.

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Rita Kempley of The Washington Post wrote that Angel Heart "is over-stylized, and we're over-stimulated when the soundtrack goes berserk, from a few thumpity-thumps to a visceral, ventricles a-pumping score".

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Ebert, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, gave the film three and a half stars out of four, writing that "Angel Heart is a thriller and a horror movie, but most of all it's an exuberant exercise in style, in which Parker and his actors have fun taking it to the limit".

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Angel Heart received several awards and nominations following its release.

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At the 15th Saturn Awards, Angel Heart received three Saturn Award nominations, though it failed to win any.

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Angel Heart was released on VHS on September 24,1987, by International Video Entertainment .

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