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Almost an Angel (1990)

A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one.

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John Cornell

Writer:

Paul Hogan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hogan ... Terry Dean
Elias Koteas ... Steve Garner
Linda Kozlowski ... Rose Garner
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Garner
Douglas Seale ... Father
Ruth Warshawsky Ruth Warshawsky ... Irene Bealeman
Parley Baer ... George Bealeman
Michael Alldredge ... Det. Sgt. Freebody
David Alan Grier ... Det. Bill
Larry Miller ... Teller
Travis Venable Travis Venable ... Bubba
Robert Sutton ... Guido
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Rev. Barton - TV Evangelist
Troy Curvey Jr. Troy Curvey Jr. ... Tom - Guard
Eddie Frias Eddie Frias ... Young Guard Trainee
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Storyline

Terry Dean is an electronics wizard and thief. After he is released from jail, he is hit by a car while saving a little girl's life. While in the hospital, he dreams that God visits him and tells him he's an Angel, and must start doing good things to make up for his past life. Not believing it at first, he soon becomes convinced he must be an Angel. Not having any Angel powers yet, he must use his own experiences and talents to make good things happen. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casi un ángel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,608,365, 25 December 1990

Gross USA:

$6,939,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,939,946
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ironbark Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film has never been released on DVD in New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) The priest is shown Terry's arrest record by a police officer. The record is for an arrest on January 12, 1986, and shows his date of birth as October 25, 1952, and his age as 37. Terry would have been 33 on that date in 1986, not 37. See more »

Quotes

Terry Dean: I'm dead aren't I? Where the hell am I? You God?
God: You're not a religious man are you, Mr Dean?
Terry Dean: No but, I did plan to get very religious just before I died. You know, just in case.
God: Yes.
Terry Dean: Left it a bit late, didn't I?
God: Hmmm. Let me put it in language you'll understand. You're on probation, Mr Dean. Think of me as your probation officer.
Terry Dean: Probation officer? Sure.
God: I've been through your sheet, Mr Dean. You have a criminal record that started when you were nine years old.
Terry Dean: Yeah, well... I don't suppose I...
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Soundtracks

That Spells Trouble
Written by Lane Caudell and Anthony Smith
Performed by Benny McNeil
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Some Surprisingly New Ideas with Some Old
18 August 2002 | by Starrman-3See all my reviews

A lot of people will watch this movie and shrug it off as a simple comedy or even say that it isn't that great, but the fact is this movie does have some new and unique parts to it. The numero uno of these is the way Hogan's character Terry interacts with the handicap Steve. The lines in the bar are excellent to explaining how one should treat someone with a handicap. But they just don't stop there, they continue to show this throughout the rest of the movie. The scenes with Terry & Steve are priceless at times. But this movie has a good deal of tongue in cheek humor as well. Taking a convict and making him an angel of mercy was quite hilarious, like when he robs the fast food restaraunt to feed the poor and especially the scene where he talks with Charlton Heston as God. And of course the very convincing impersonations of Willie Nelson and Rod Stewart are classic. I especially love the scene where the police are interviewing the bank tellers after the robbery. The movie cleverly uses plays on words like "born again Christian" and periodically makes fun of itself, all of which work. The ending was both surprising and touching, especially since the whole movie you aren't sure if Terry had a dream or whether he really was sent back. All in all I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this film. It's too bad the world didn't feel the same way about this movie.


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