Heaven's Prisoners (1996)



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In southern Louisiana, ex-cop Robicheaux and his wife witness a plain crash. He rushes to the crash and rescues a little Salvadoran girl. The couple informally adopts the girl, but when he investigates the crash, Robicheaux finds himself caught up in a deadly morass of organized crime.
R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Alec Baldwin
as Dave Robicheaux
Kelly Lynch
as Annie Robicheaux
Teri Hatcher
as Claudette Rocque
Mary Stuart Masterson
as Robin Gaddis
Eric Roberts
as Bubba Rocque
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Minos P. Dautrieve
Badja Djola
as Batist
Joe Viterelli
as Didi Giancano
Tuck Milligan
as Jerry Falgout
Hawthorne James
as Victor Romero
Don Stark
as Eddie Keats
Paul Guilfoyle (II)
as Detective Magelli
Chris Krisea
as Priest
Chuck Zito
as Tony
Socorro Santiago
as Spanish Nun
Don Yesso
as Jungle Room Bartender
Gray Fredrickson
as Sheriff Len Whitley
Anne Schedeen
as Jungle Room Patron
Joe Hess
as Johnny Dartez
Gray Frederickson
as Sheriff Len Whitley
James Hooks Reynolds
as Truck Driver
Lenore Banks
as Woman Driver
Don Brady
as Apartment Man
Marion Zinser
as Apartment Woman
Glenn Gomez
as Piano Mover
Chris Kriesa
as Priest
James Hooks Reynolds
as Truck Driver
Tom Burgess
as Prison Guard
Herman Myles Jr.
as Clarence
Herman Myles Sr.
as Clarence
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

[A] bayou slog.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

Baldwin needs to fire his manager

March 10, 2005

Baldwin is shockingly uninteresting, walking through this role... or should I say sweating, for Dave is covered in perspiration in practically every scene.

Full Review… | January 7, 2005

A humid and sweaty potboiler that fritters away the potential to be hot and steamy.

July 10, 2003

Script is so bad that you want to laugh at it rather than with it.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for Heaven's Prisoners

For the first 45 minutes, an interesting story set in an interesting location with an interesting cast threatened to overcome the awful acting, dialogue, characters, motivation, and accents. But then the movie went on for another hour-and-a-half.

Jason Graff
Jason Graff

Heaven's Prisoners is a mediocre movie - the kind one expects from the no-name made-in-Canada movies. It has this problem where the bad guys just kill their enemies in cold blood, whereas the hero - even though he is an ex-cop - can only shoot the bad guys in self defence. So the ways the movie deals with eliminating the bad guys can be quite convoluted.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer


Ex-cop and ex-alcoholic Dave Robicheaux (Alec Baldwin) and his wife Annie (Kelly Lynch) move to the Bayou where they open up a bait shop and seem to be living the perfect life. One day while the couple are out on the Bayou a plane crashes nearby their boat. Dave goes in to try and save the passenger's lives. Everyone is dead except for a little girl. The couple takes the young girl back to their place where they plan on raising her but one day Dave gets a visit from DEA officer who informs Dave that the plane crash wasn't an accident but a murder plot, which Dave has messed up. Dave uses his detective skills and asks questions about the plane. His inquiries lead him to Bubba Rocque, played by Eric Roberts, a childhood friend who claims that he is innocent and his wife Teri Hatcher who seems to have plans outside of her husband's affairs. In the process, his wife is killed and the film becomes one of revenge to determine who is behind all this mayhem. If you're an Alec Baldwin fan, you might enjoy this movie, as I did!

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer

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