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04
Nov
08

Remake Radar: Angel Heart (1987)

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Welcome to the post-October edition of Remake Radar, where we tackle Hollywood’s penchant for remaking previous films (for better or worse). This edition’s remake: Angel Heart.

 

“Angel Heart” (1987)

 

Stars Mickey Rourke, Robert DeNiro, Lisa Bonet, and Charlotte Rampling.

 

Director: Alan Parker

 

Story: Harry Angel (Rourke) is a private detective hired by Louis Cyphere (DeNiro) to find a man named Johnny Favourite. As he winds through the back alleys and bayous looking for Johnny, he not only finds an Epiphany (Bonet) but he has one, realizing who Johnny Favourite really is.

 

What do we know now?: It’s being remade! (or else I wouldn’t have listed it, would I?) Producer Michael de Luca has purchased the rights to the original movie as well as the book “Fallen Angel” (which it was based upon). Why redo it? I couldn’t even venture…

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