Angels Hard as They Come
|Angels Hard as They Come|
|Directed by||Joe Viola|
|Produced by||Jonathan Demme|
|Screenplay by||Jonathan Demme
|Music by||Richard Hieronymus|
|Distributed by||New World Pictures|
|Budget||$180,000 or $125,000|
|Box office||$2 million|
Jonathan Demme met Roger Corman while doing publicity on Von Richthofen and Brown. The producer was impressed by publicity material Demme had written and asked if he was interested in writing a motorcycle movie. Demme pitched the idea of a motorcycle version of Rashomon and wrote it with Joe Viola, who directed TV commercials Demme had produced.
The film was very successful with Corman saying it earned rentals of over $700,000 and returning a profit of 46% within the first year.
- Roger Corman & Jim Jerome, How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime, Muller, 1990 p 204
- Chris Nashawaty, Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen and Candy Stripe Nurses - Roger Corman: King of the B Movie, Abrams, 2013 p 99
- Ed. J. Philip di Franco, The Movie World of Roger Corman, Chelsea House Publishers, 1979 p 160
- Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 30
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