Bright Angel

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Bright Angel
Bright Angel.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Michael Fields
Produced by John Daly
Derek Gibson
Rbert K. MacLean
Paige Simpson
Written by Richard Ford
Starring Dermot Mulroney
Lili Taylor
Sam Shepard
Music by Christopher Young
Cinematography Elliot Davis
Edited by Clement Barclay
Melody London
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
November 1990 (Turin International Youth Festival)
14 June 1991 (USA)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $158,243 (USA)

Bright Angel is a 1990 film directed by Michael Fields. Although it received some critical acclaim, the film earned only $158,243 at the domestic box office.


George (Mulroney) is s a Montana teen whose sanity is deteriorating due to his parent's marital woes. He links up with Lucy (Taylor), a runaway headed for Wyoming with a dark background, who is trying to get her brother out of jail. George tries to help her, but finds himself crossing paths with people even more emotionally disturbed than his mother and father.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Dermot Mulroney George
Lili Taylor Lucy
Sam Shepard Jack
Valerie Perrine Aileen
Burt Young Art
Bill Pullman Bob
Benjamin Bratt Claude
Mary Kay Place Judy
Delroy Lindo Harley
Will Patton Woody

Critical reception[edit]

Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times enjoyed the film and gave it 3 1/2 stars:

However, reviews such as Kathleen Maher of The Austin Chronicle did not think highly of it, gave it 2 stars and had differing views of the acting:


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  1. ^ "Bright Angel :: :: Reviews". Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Bright Angel – Film Calendar". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 

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