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Avenging Angel (1985)

Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Vincent O'Neil (as Robert Vincent O'Neill)

Writers:

Robert Vincent O'Neil (as Robert Vincent O'Neill), Joseph Michael Cala (as Joseph M. Cala)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betsy Russell ... Molly "Angel" Stewart
Rory Calhoun ... Kit Carson
Susan Tyrrell ... Solly Mosler
Ossie Davis ... Captain Harry Moradian
Robert F. Lyons ... Lt. Hugh Andrews
Steven M. Porter ... Yo-Yo Charlie
Paul Lambert ... Arthur Gerrard
Barry Pearl ... Johnny Glitter
Estee Chandler ... Cindy
Tim Rossovich ... Teddy Butts
Frank Doubleday ... Miles Gerrard
Howard Honig Howard Honig ... Sergeant Hal Baylor
Ross Hagen ... Ray Mitchell
Tracy Robert Austin Tracy Robert Austin ... Pat
Michael A. Andrews Michael A. Andrews ... Mike
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Storyline

Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. When she learns that Andrews was shot during a failed observation by brutal gangsters, she returns downtown to take revenge. She frees Kit Carson from the old people's home and together with the other old friends she tracks down the bad guys. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It's 4 years later. She's graduating college. The cop who got her off the street has been murdered. ANGEL'S back... with a vengeance! [USA Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,755,264, 13 January 1985

Gross USA:

$5,622,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,622,787
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Betsy Russell is 4 years younger than Donna Wilkes, who played Angel in the original movie. See more »

Goofs

18 minutes into the film when Angel is walking down Hollywood Boulevard in front of extras some are looking at the screen and the three girls in the booth actually point and wave to the camera. See more »

Quotes

Molly "Angel" Stewart: [to Lt. Andrews] You know, when I was hustling the streets, I hated cops - even you! And now, because of you, I'm going to be a lawyer.
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Connections

Referenced in The Bill: Duplicates (1988) See more »

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Why?
Performed by Jimmy Somerville
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Angel takes on the mob
18 June 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Rory Calhoun, Susan Tyrell, and Steven M. Porter are back in the roles they played in the first Angel movie. Moving into the title role because it's now years since the teen was hooking on Hollywood Boulevard is Betsy Russell. After going through college and law school Russell is back on the street with a vengeance because her savior and mentor from the first film now played by Robert F. Lyons is killed in a shootout with some mobsters. Even though it has only been one calendar year since the first Angel film and no disclaimer about this being sometime in the near future.

Lyons was on to a scheme for the mob to buy with their usual tactics of persuasion for the owners huge parcels of real estate on Hollywood Boulevard. But the denizens there like their seedy street the way it is. Never mind that Russell and her posse are going to take matters into their own hands if the law doesn't do anything about a cop killing which I find hard to believe.

Angel was a delicious and campy bit of sleaze and this one follows in the tradition. I have to give big kudos to Rory Calhoun who looked like he was having a great old time burlesquing his own western hero image. A lot of Rooster Cogburn in Calhoun's portrayal, all he needed was the eye patch.

Avenging, sweet and fun trash.


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