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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:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The TV show on the television at the hospital in the scene which Terry meets God is Highway to Heaven (1984). The series starred Michael Landon starred as an probationary angel whom returns to Earth to help people. 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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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Ball and Chain
Written and Performed by Johnny Northrup
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Cheesy, but enjoyable...
1 February 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Paul Hogan (Mr. Croc Dundee himself) is a criminal who dies and is then sent back to earth by God in order to sort of redeem himself. There are a few good scenes and feel-good moments (if contrived), and Hogan (originally offered the title role in "Ghost" along with Bruce Willis, which he sorta remade here) is a likable enough guy to carry a movie.

Silly, contrived, sappy, but good.


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