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Angel (1982 Irish film)

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Genre  Drama, Music
Screenplay  Neil Jordan
Writer  Neil Jordan
Language  English
6.3/10 IMDb

Director  Neil Jordan
Music director  Keith Donald
Country  Ireland
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Initial release  December 1982 (United Kingdom)
Cast  Veronica Quilligan (Annie), Stephen Rea (Danny), Alan Devlin (Bill), Ray McAnally, Donal McCann, Ian McElhinney
Similar movies  Related Neil Jordan movies

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Angel is a 1982 film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Stephen Rea. The film was Neil Jordan's directorial debut, and the executive producer was John Boorman.


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Plot summary

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Danny (played by Rea), a saxophonist with a travelling band, witnesses the gangland murder of the band's manager (involved in extortion payoffs) and that of a deaf and mute girl witness at a dancehall in South Armagh. Danny tries to hunt down the murderers and in doing so his relationship with Deirdre, the singer in his band, falls apart and he becomes a murderer himself.


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The film is set in Northern Ireland and it is implied that the extortionists/murderers are loyalist paramilitaries (one is described as "a Prod" by his Catholic girlfriend; another is a policeman). However, there is little specific reference to the Northern Ireland Troubles.

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The film was made in and around inner-city Dublin (standing in for Belfast) and Jordan's native Bray. In the sequences where the band play in a seaside resort (probably supposed to be Portstewart, since Danny is shown asking older bandsmen about their memories of his late uncle, whom we are earlier told played in a band at Portstewart) Bray Head is visible in some background shots. Other locations include the former Butlin's holiday camp in Mosney, County Meath, and the former St. Brendans Hospital, Grangegorman.

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The dance and crowd scenes from the Mosney ballroom had to be re-shot due to a problem with the film processing.

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