Movies Angel Heart (1987, Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro) Published 7 months ago on October 29, 2018 The Devil may have all the best tunes, but he doesn’t get the best lines in Alan Parker’s supernatural thriller, which stars Mickey Rourke as a hard-boiled detective working for a highly mysterious client (Robert De Niro). The film’s tagline boasted ‘It will scare you to your very soul’ and, under Parker’s taut direction, this blood-soaked movie is indeed frighteningly chilling. Based upon William Hjortsberg’s novel Falling Angel and set in 1955, Rourke stars as Gotham private detective Harry Angel, hired by a mysterious foreign businessman, Louis Cyphre (De Niro), to track down Johnny Favorite, a once-famous Big Band singer who has reneged on an unspecified contract with Cyphre. Angel’s initial enquiries reveal that Favorite was injured during the Second World War and, although suffering from amnesia in a veterans’ hospital, he escaped with the aid of Ethan Krusemark (Stocker Fontelieu) and his daughter Margaret (Charlotte Rampling). Angel sets off for New Orleans, where he pursues leads in both the jazz and voodoo underworlds, including a meeting with the daughter (Lisa Bonet) of a high priestess with whom Favorite once had an affair. As Angel’s investigation proceeds, it appears that he’s being followed by someone, who’s killing all of his contacts. When Angel finally deduces that Favorite has mysteriously swapped identities, he’s left with two vital questions: who has Johnny Favorite become and what was his debt to Louis Cyphre? Robert De Niro is one of many fine actors to play the Devil in a movie, and his is arguably the most memorable performance. Where Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson (in The Devil’s Advocate and The Witches of Eastwick respectively) camp it up, De Niro provides a steely, underplayed menace. production details USA | 113 minutes | 1987 Director: Alan Parker Writer: Alan Parker (based on a novel by William Hjortsberg) cast Mickey Rourke as Harry Angel Robert De Niro as Louis Cyphre Lisa Bonet as Epiphany Proudfoot Charlotte Rampling as Margaret Krusemark Stocker Fontelieu as Ethan Krusemark Brownie McGhee as Toots Sweet Michael Higgins as Doctor Fowler Elizabeth Whitcraft as Connie Eliott Keener as Sterne Charles Gordone as Spider Simpson Dann Florek as Winesnap Kathleen Wilhoite as Nurse George Buck as Izzy Judith Drake as Izzy’s Wife Pruitt Taylor Vince as Det. Deimos Dave Petitjean as Baptism Preacher Rick Washburn as Cajun Heavy Karen Davis as Voodoo Dancer Alan ParkerBrownie McGheeCharles GordoneCharlotte RamplingDann FlorekEliott KeenerElizabeth WhitcraftHorrorKathleen WilhoiteLisa BonetMichael HigginsMickey RourkeMysteryRobert De NiroStocker FontelieuThrillerWilliam Hjortsberg Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes5 hours ago Portals to Hell: Emerald Hill Hell House (S1EP5 Travel Fri 24 May 2019) Emerald Hill Hell House: Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman investigate a 19th-century estate in Monongahela, Pa., which is bursting with... Episodes5 hours ago Doom Patrol: Ezekiel Patrol (Season 1 Finale DC Fri 24 May 2019) Ezekiel Patrol: The Doom Patrol go their separate ways in the season finale. Airdate: Friday 24 May 2019 on DC.... 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