Angel Heart (1987)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Supernatural Thriller, Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Release Date - Mar 6, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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missing-person, murder, occult, private-detective, Satan, supernatural-forces, voodoo

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