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Angel Eyes (2001)

R | | Drama, Romance | 18 May 2001 (USA)
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A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems.

Director:

Luis Mandoki

Writer:

Gerald Di Pego
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Sharon Pogue
Jim Caviezel ... Steven 'Catch' Lambert
Jeremy Sisto ... Larry Pogue, Sr.
Terrence Howard ... Robby
Sônia Braga ... Josephine Pogue (as Sonia Braga)
Victor Argo ... Carl Pogue
Monet Mazur ... Kathy Pogue
Shirley Knight ... Elanora Davis
Daniel Magder ... Larry Pogue, Jr.
Guylaine St-Onge ... Annie Lambert (as Guylaine St. Onge)
Connor McAuley Connor McAuley ... Max Lambert
Jeremy Ratchford ... Ray Micigliano
Peter MacNeill ... Lieutenant Dennis Sanderman
Eldridge Hyndman Eldridge Hyndman ... Jamal
Kari Matchett ... Candace
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Storyline

While pursuing a suspect one night, Chicago Police officer Sharon Pogue nearly becomes the victim of a fatal ambush. A mysterious stranger, Catch intervenes, disarms the assassin and saves Sharon's life. Is it a stroke of luck? A twist of fate? Or just a concerned citizen who happened to pass by at the right time and wasn't afraid to get involved? Maybe, but Sharon and Catch have met once before. As the two fall in love, they discover the truth about each other and are forced to deal with the secrets from their past. Written by <Laffz00@aol.com>

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Sometimes an accident is no accident at all. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ojos de ángel See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,225,575, 20 May 2001

Gross USA:

$24,174,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,715,606
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's original release had David Gray's Sail Away playing at the end credits, but this has been removed for the DVD release. See more »

Goofs

The bruise on Sharon's chest from the gun shot disappears and reappears several times, before it disappears altogether (which it does far too soon). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sharon Pogue: We have multiple vehicles. Possible DOAs, multiple injuries. In contact major accident. We're gonna need some more ambulances over here.
Radio Dispatcher: All units have been deployed. I don't have an ETA.
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Crazy Credits

Credits list Connor McAuley's character as Max Pogue instead of Max Lambert. See more »

Alternate Versions

All UK versions were cut to obtain a 15-rating. Warner Brothers had to remove the aggressive use of the word "cunt", or the film would have been rated 18. See more »

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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Shada Boza
Written and Performed by Pete Stringfellow and Jason Boltz
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / Master Source
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Lopez shines in effective drama
14 August 2003 | by rosscinemaSee all my reviews

I have to admit two things, one is that I'm not a big Jennifer Lopez fan. Secondly, she's very good in this film. The film opens at the scene of a car accident and a female police officer (Lopez) is telling the survivor who is all banged up that everything will be okay and to look at her. Then the film shifts to a year later and Officer Sharon Pogue is a Chicago cop who doesn't relate well to others except other cops and hates the whole dating process. While in a diner with her fellow officers she notices a man (James Caviezel) across the street looking at her and then suddenly a car drives by and starts shooting the place up. Sharon takes chase after the car crashes and chases a youth down into a secluded area when she is ambushed and the youth gets her gun and is ready to kill her when out of the blue the man who was staring comes out and saves her.

*****SPOILER ALERT*****

Later in a bar she meets him again and talks to him. She asks him his name and all he says is "Catch". She's intrigued by him and he says he likes her but he says very little about himself. He wanders the streets a lot and also helps a handicapped woman named Elanora (Shirley Knight) with groceries. Meanwhile, Sharon has family trouble and her parents (Sonia Braga and Victor Argo) are going to renew their vows and she's not sure if she should go. When she was a young girl she called the police on her abusive father when he was beating her mother and after all these years he still has not forgiven her.

This film was directed by Luis Mandoki who also has shown in earlier efforts that he has a good flair for portraying relationships with believable emotional attachments. The problem is the area of the story surrounding Catch. We know right from the get-go who he is and what he's hiding. The film goes just a tad too long and of course there is an upbeat ending. I think it would have been totally appropriate to have a more open ending with some questions on the future of the characters. But the film is enhanced by a very good performance by Lopez. Not only is she believable as a tough cop but we can understand her emotional problems dealing with others. Its a performance that rings true and reminded me of why so many people are intrigued by her. Her character is the core of the film (not Catch) and she does a terrific job of balancing her emotions between the tough cop and the lonely and vulnerable woman. This isn't a great film by any stretch of the imagination but it is an underrated one. One of Lopez's shining moments.


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