Avenging Angel (1985)



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Betsy Russell takes over as part-time prostitute Molly Stewart in this disappointing sequel to the surprisingly good Angel (1984). Old pals Rory Calhoun and Susan Tyrrell are along for the search for the killer of the cop who saved Molly's life in the first film, joined by street magician Johnny Glitter (Barry Pearl). More brutal and hard-edged than the original, this installment is just another violent action movie, despite some slick camerawork and a fast pace. One peculiar touch is the frequent use of Bronski Beat's savage dance hit "Why?" which, although it has appropriately exciting music, it concerns gay-bashing and has no relation whatsoever to the storyline.

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Betsy Russell
as Molly "Angel" Stewart
Rory Calhoun
as Kit Carson
Robert F. Lyons
as Lt. Hugh Andrews
Susan Tyrrell
as Solly Mosler
Ossie Davis
as Capt. Moradian
Barry Pearl
as Johnny Glitter
Ross Hagen
as Ray Mitchell
Tim Rossovich
as Teddy Butts
Steven M. Porter
as Yo-Yo Charlie
Paul Lambert
as Arthur Gerrard
Frank Doubleday
as Miles Gerrard
Karin Mani
as Jani Soon Lee
Carl Bressler
as Prof. Garfield
Leroy Daniels
as Bootblack
Bill Cakmis
as Security Guard
Joseph M. Cala
as Sanitarium Guard
Joseph Michael Cala
as Sanitarium Guard
Robert Tessier
as Tattoo Artist
Jan Peters
as Businessman
Hoke Howell
as Seven Fingers Sid
Laura Burkett
as Blonde Hooker
Paul "Mousie" Garner
as Joe Borenstein
Jeanne Lucas
as Shopping Cart Sally
Tony Lorea
as Man in Bowler
Jessica O'Neil
as Little Buck
Charlene Shires
as Spectator
Richard Acunto
as Spectator
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Critic Reviews for Avenging Angel

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Unfortunately, two nice effects can't save a movie this relentlessly slapdash.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

There's not much to get excited about in this unimaginative crime story.

Sep 22, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Should've been a fun cheesy movie, but every time it actually TRIES to be funny, it wasn't funny. The movie is uneven.

Jan 19, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Was Donna Wilkes not available? Where have you gone, Betsy Russell?

Jan 1, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Typical exploitation stuff. The B-level camp charm of the original is absent here.

Jul 26, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Avenging Angel

I was disappointed that I got the sequel to Angel, but it was actually a fun action packed movie with quirky characters, and I enjoyed it. I don't know why the other reviews on here are so bad.

Aj V
Aj V

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