Angel Heart

Angel Heart

Alan Parker (1987)

18 Certificate


Our Score
In Alan Parker's tense, unpleasant thriller set in 1950s New Orleans, Mickey Rourke plays the New York private detective who's trying to locate a missing person for sinister client Robert De Niro. The trail leads towards voodoo rites and other "gumbo"-jumbo. Rourke's naked romp with Lisa Bonet, as blood drips from the ceiling, caused considerable controversy and received attention from the censors, though you might think the things that really need a good snip are De Niro's fingernails. The story is utter nonsense, dressed up by Parker with much visual hype, and with Rourke, De Niro and Charlotte Rampling contributing performances just the right side of self-parody.


A shady 1950s private eye is hired by a mysterious stranger to find a missing singer with a debt to pay. The detective's search for the musician leads him into dark and disturbing territory, as everybody who helps him meets a grisly fate soon afterwards. However, the truth is far more shocking than he ever expected. Supernatural thriller, starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet and Charlotte Rampling.

Cast & Crew

Harry Angel Mickey Rourke
Louis Cyphre Robert De Niro
Epiphany Proudfoot Lisa Bonet
Margaret Krusemark Charlotte Rampling
Ethan Krusemark Stocker Fontelieu
Toots Sweet Brownie McGhee
Doctor Fowler Michael Higgins
Connie Elizabeth Whitcraft
Sterne Eliott Keener
Spider Simpson Charles Gordone
Winesap Dann Florek
Nurse Kathleen Wilhoite
Director Alan Parker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Cannon-WarnerGuidance: May be edited for language, violence, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray