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      Heaven's Prisoners

      R 1996 2 hr. 6 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      16% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 31% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score When a plane crashes near his New Orleans home, ex-cop Dave Robicheaux (Alec Baldwin) rescues a young girl from the debris. He and his wife, Annie (Kelly Lynch), adopt her, never suspecting that the child might be connected to criminal activity -- specifically, to local crime boss Bubba Rocque (Eric Roberts). After Dave is attacked by thugs one night, he goes after them looking to settle the score. Unfortunately, Annie is murdered in the backlash, causing Dave to fall into an alcoholic spiral. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 30 Buy Now

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      Steve D Predictable and deeply unpleasant. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I actually walked out on this movie - it was just that bad. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review m b How are the stars so low for this movie??? All the characters are good characters, and although its about good vs bad, it has themed elements that add to this story...Has action and suspense...I just cant ever decide by the end, if Im team Robichcheaux or Bubba Rock?? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Okay, so the good here is the Louisiana setting, Eric Roberts as a crime boss doing this crazy drawling delivery that I really enjoyed, and a nude Teri Hatcher, because Yowza. The upshot is that a couple adopt a young Salvadoran girl when they find her at the site of a plane crash int he swamps, but our lead is an ex-cop, so his investigation into how she got their official puts a target on the backs of himself, his wife and the young kid. The film runs a bit long, but if you have an afternoon to kill, it's a decent little time waster. Rental? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed the film. A little bit long. I surprised at the low ratings. It is entertaining Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member It would be nice if you could combine the two movies, taking the good aspects from one (Tommy Lee Jones, the elegiac tone, etc. from the sequel, and the more coherent and compelling application of plot and world-building from this one) and ditch all the bad stuff. I feel like this movie's parts are less than those of its sequel, but the sum ends up being more in some way that I can't really explain. I'm kinda surprised at how poorly this is rated, I found it pretty entertaining. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      James Berardinelli ReelViews Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Mike Clark USA Today [A] bayou slog. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Susan Stark Detroit News Rated: 1/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 1/5 Jun 30, 2005 Full Review Jonathan R. Perry Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) Rated: 2/5 May 19, 2005 Full Review Jeffrey Westhoff Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) Rated: 1/5 Apr 10, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When a plane crashes near his New Orleans home, ex-cop Dave Robicheaux (Alec Baldwin) rescues a young girl from the debris. He and his wife, Annie (Kelly Lynch), adopt her, never suspecting that the child might be connected to criminal activity -- specifically, to local crime boss Bubba Rocque (Eric Roberts). After Dave is attacked by thugs one night, he goes after them looking to settle the score. Unfortunately, Annie is murdered in the backlash, causing Dave to fall into an alcoholic spiral.
      Director
      Phil Joanou
      Screenwriter
      James Lee Burke
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 30, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.0M
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