Angel Heart is a 1987 American neo-noir psychological horror film, an adaptation of William Hjortsberg's 1978 novel Falling Angel. The film was written and directed by Alan Parker, and stars Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, and Charlotte Rampling. Harry Angel (Rourke), a New York City private investigator, is hired to solve the disappearance of a man known as Johnny Favorite. His investigation takes him to New Orleans, where he becomes embroiled in a series of brutal murders.
In 1955, Harry Angel, a New York City private investigator, is contacted by a man named Louis Cyphre to track down John Liebling, a crooner known professionally as Johnny Favorite who suffered severe neurological trauma resulting from injuries he received in World War II. Favorite's incapacity disrupted a contract with Cyphre regarding unspecified collateral, and Cyphre believes that a private upstate hospital where Favorite was receiving radical psychiatric treatment for shell shock has falsified records.
|contentLocation||New Orleans New York City|
|genre||horror mystery thriller|
|keywords||attack blue ceiling crooner deal with the devil dog tag dog tags draft drown eat end end credits flood gumbo hear hell homophone hotel room id in hell injured kidnap kill love affair lucifer major trauma meet morning morphine addict murder neurological trauma new year police detective police officer private investigator psychiatric treatment satanic ritual satanism secret love shell shock sold his soul to satan suffer times square track down whisper world war ii young soldier|
|producer||Alan Marshall Elliott Kastner|
|recordedAt||New Jersey New Orleans|
|theme||detective fiction erotic thriller gothic independent mystery thriller neo-noir psychological horror sexuality supernatural|