Doherty's "Angel" plays a 1950s rising-star student/actress/cheerleader who suddenly falls in love with a wrong-side-of-the-tracks type named Tony (Antonio Sabato Jr.). Trouble inevitably strikes when she and Tony go on a crime spree, landing him in jail again and forcing her family to split town. A daring (read: incomprehensibly stupid) escape courtesy of Tony's pal (Adrien Brody) gets him out of jail... so he can track down Angel in her new life!
It's 76 brisk minutes of nonsense and bad acting. It doesn't even try to look appropriate as a '50s period piece (did they wear sleeveless denim shirts back then?). It's just plain bad -- in fact, it's one of the worst movies I've ever suffered through in its entirety. Who knows why it's getting the video treatment after seven years on ice. But hey, any chance to see Shannen in a cheerleader outfit, well, consider me there.
Run time: 76 mins
In Theaters: Friday 9th September 1994
Distributed by: Miramax
Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5
IMDB: 4.2 / 10
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Antonio Sabàto, Jr. as Tony, Shannen Doherty as Angel