"Paul Hogan surprises us with somthing worth watching"
Paul Hogan has only made about 9 films that I can think of, while rumor has it he may be making a 10th. Most of Hogan's films leave a lot to be desired for me. However, every now and then, you come across something that makes you just feel good. While Almost An Angel may be a bit sappy at times, it's still a great way to spend a couple of hours.Paul Hogan plays Terry Dean. He's a small time crook that has never made it big, and never will. After spending some time in the klink and being released, he is promptly hit by a car attempting to save a little girls life.
While in the hospital, Terry (Hogan) dreams that God himself has visited him, and that in order to make up for the bad things he's done in the past, he must start doing good deeds. In essence, Terry (Paul Hogan) our thief is now an angel. When he discovers he really doesn't have any Angelic powers, he figures he has to use his own ingenuity to do those good deeds required to make amends.
While on his travels, he comes upon paraplegic Steve Garner (Elias Koteas) who promptly introduces him to his sister Rose Garner (Linda Kozlowski) in charge of a youth center which in short order will close if further funding is not found. There are a lot of mishaps along the way, but Terry (Hogan) also an electronics wizard uses his wit, and his skills as a thief to assist Rose in obtaining her funding to keep the center open.
There are some twists and turns in this film that I won't mention, I don't want to spoil it for you of course. The ending of this film is quite unique. I was pleasantly surprised at the ending and I think you will be as well.
Now you may not have heard of this film. It was done in 1990 and only did about 10 million dollars at the box office (I think). Hogan delivers a performance that in my opinion is much better than most of his other work in the industry. This film isn't a comedy, although there are a couple of moments that will make you chuckle.This is one of those films that just makes you feel good. The acting in no way is outstanding, but the story is different and Paul Hogan and cast deliver a credible performance. You come away from this film feeling like you've invested a couple of hours that you didn't really mind losing to the old boob tube.