ANGEL HEART (1987) MOVIE NEWS & REVIEW
angel heart (1987) movie
Genre | Horror Thriller
Classification | MA 15+
Running time | 113 minutes
Released | 6 March 1987
Mickey Rourke ... Harry Angel
Robert De Niro ... Louis Cyphre
Lisa Bonet ... Epiphany Proudfoot
Charlotte Rampling ... Margaret Krusemark
Stocker Fontelieu ... Ethan Krusemark
Brownie McGhee ... Toots Sweet
Michael Higgins ... Dr. Albert Fowler
Dann Florek ... Herman Winesap
William Hjortsberg ... (novel)
Alan Parker ... (screenplay)
Michael Seresin ... director of photography
box office result
Australia $ not available
North America $17,185,632
A Fangoria article about the movie from the time when it was released, had a picture of the deleted death scene of Herman Winesap (Dann Florek). On one picture, Alan Parker is shown sitting next to the headless corpse with blood all over the room. The same article also shows picture of partially burned body of the journalist woman who slept with Harry (Mickey Rourke) earlier in the movie, laying next to the burned house.
When Producer Alan Marshall first approached Robert De Niro by phone about taking a part in the film, De Niro asked him, "Are you the guy who produced BIRDY (1984)?" When Marshall replied that he was, De Niro promptly hung up.
In the novel, the entire story was set in New York City. In the movie, much of the action of the film occurs in New Orleans, Louisiana. This change was suggested to Alan Parker by William Hjortsberg.