Harry Angel
Created by William Hjortsberg

A weird, uh, cross between The Exorcist and The Maltese Falcon. You've probably seen the movie Angel Heart by now, starring Mickey Rourke's stubble, Robert DeNiro's fingernails, Lisa Bonet's nipples and lots of chickens. Now read the book.

It's just one hell of a read.

Down-on-his-luck New York City gumshoe HARRY ANGEL has had better days. The long-lost 1940s singing idol/war hero he's looking for, Johnny Favorite, seems to have died several years ago. And it looks like his client, a rather bizarre character named Louis Cyphre, just may be Satan out to collect an overdue debt from Favorite; namely his soul. Happens all the time, right?

A good read, especially for Hallowe'en.

NOVELS

FILM

  • ANGEL HEART...Buy this DVD...Buy this video
    (1987, Tri Star)
    113 minutes
    Tagline: It will scare you to your very soul.
    Based on the novel "Falling Angel' by William Hjortsberg
    Screenplay by
    Alan Parker
    Directed by Alan Parker  
    Original music by Trevor Jones  
    Cinematography by Michael Seresin
    Produced by Elliott Kastner and Alan Marshall
    Associate producer: Robert Dattila
    Executive producers: Mario Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna
    Starring Mickey Rourke as HARRY ANGEL
    with Robert De Niro as Louis Cyphre
    and Lisa Bonet as Epiphany Proudfoot
    Also starring Charlotte Rampling, Brownie McGhee, Stocker Fontelieu, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Eliott Keener, Charles Gordone, Dann Florek, Kathleen Wilhoite, George Buck, Judith Drake, Gerald Orange, Peggy Severe, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dave Petitjean

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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