Almost an Angel

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"Who does he think he is?"
  • PG
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.5  (4,913)

Almost an Angel is a 1990 comedy film that features Paul Hogan as Terry Dean, a habitual thief and troublemaker. However, an accident when trying to rob a store changes his life. While recuperating in the hospital, he suddenly believes he is an angel, a mistake made by an attending nurse that is left undisputed. Terry is full of good intentions, but his "angel status" creates situations that place him in hilarious and sometimes dangerous circumstances.

After being released from the hospital, Terry decides to become a real angel, much to the amusement of his friend Steve (Elias Koteas) and his girlfriend Rose (Linda Kozlowski). He decides to give up his criminal ways and starts to help others, believing that he was sent on a mission by God. Terry then begins his journey to seek adventure and self-redemption, with Steve acting as a reluctant partner.

Terry's first stop is a local church where he volunteers his angel services. He convinces the reluctant pastor to let him organize a fundraiser to help the homeless, in which an all-too-funny sequence occurs when the congregation walks out of the church en masse. Nevertheless, Terry continues his mission and ultimately saves the day through his unique skills, including stealing a van to transport the homeless and using his self-acquired angelic abilities to provide much-needed funds for the fundraiser.

As Terry continues his mission to do good, he quickly finds himself in trouble with a local gangster, Carmine, who wants him to help rob a bank. Thinking that the robbery will secure his financial future, Terry reluctantly agrees - but he has a moral dilemma to overcome. In the ensuing events, Terry finds himself in a situation that requires all of his "angelic" powers to get out of.

Almost an Angel is a heartwarming and fun film that showcases the enduring appeal of Paul Hogan's comic timing and his unique knack for delivering deadpan one-liners. The film's central message is about the human capacity for self-improvement and the power of good deeds, which can often outweigh the mistakes of the past.

The movie also features Linda Kozlowski, Hogan's real-life wife, who plays the role of Rose, Terry's supportive and caring girlfriend. Elias Koteas, who plays Terry's friend Steve, is a perfect comic foil for Hogan.

Almost an Angel's plot follows the classic arc of a renegade character's transition into someone better. The film deftly balances the comedic and dramatic elements in a way that never feels forced. The humor comes naturally, and it is the interactions between the characters that make the film enjoyable to watch.

Overall, Almost an Angel is an excellent comedy film with a great premise and brilliant execution. It features a talented cast, particularly Paul Hogan who delivers a performance that is both funny and heartwarming. If you haven't seen the film yet, it's definitely worth watching, and it will leave you feeling good about life.

Almost an Angel is a 1990 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

Almost an Angel
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    5.5  (4,913)