New York, 1955, Private Detective Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) has a new case on his hands. Washed up crooner Johnny Favorite has gone missing. Anybody that might be holding clues is being killed. Informants and witnesses are being murdered one by one. The bodies are piling up, time is running out and Harry Angel is being kept awake at night by strange satanic visions. From the mean streets of New York to the backwoods of New Orleans, Harry suddenly finds himself being dragged into a world of sex, murder, voodoo and death. This is no ordinary case, and Harry is no ordinary detective.
This is one of may favourite films of all time. Atmospheric, tense (and based on a novel which is well worth reading in its own right) and containing one of Rourke's best performances, a must-see for film fans (other than the very squeamish!).
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Great work from all involved
- Angel Heart review by CP Customer
De Niro, Rourke and Parker team up to produce this marvellous thriller. Rourke plays a two bit detective who seemingly takes a routine enquiry, that soon develops into something else. Feeling unsure about how the case is progressing, he only continues his investigations with the prodding of Louis Cyphre. The atmosphere and setting of the film is memorable, especially when we reach New Orleans, which adds even more mystery. This is a film that will keep you guessing until the very end and with plenty of thrills inbetween it is an overlooked classic. Given the CV's of many involved even today Angel Heart will stand out upon inspection, and that's saying something.