Angel Heart (1987)
Directed by Alan Parker
Genres - Mystery | Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Supernatural Thriller, Post-Noir (Modern Noir) | Release Date - Mar 6, 1987 (USA) | Run Time - 113 min. | Countries - Canada, United Kingdom, United States | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The time is the 1950s: seedy Brooklyn private eye Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is hired by shady Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to locate a pop singer who reneged on a debt. Harry ventures into Harlem, the first step of a Heart of Darkness-inspired odyssey. Each time Harry makes contact with someone who might know the singer's whereabouts, he or she is killed in a horrible, ritualistic fashion; a Satanic cult seems to be at the bottom of all the carnage. Harry solves the mystery, all right. He just didn't know that he had the answer all along -- even before Louis entered his office. Also available in the "unrated" video version, Angel Heart is best known as the film that nearly got an X-rating due to a no-holds-barred sex scene involving Mickey Rourke and Lisa Bonet.
missing-person, murder, occult, private-detective, Satan, supernatural-forces, voodoo
High Production Values