Heaven's Prisoners [DVD] [1996]

  • SKU: 5931735
  • Release Date: 10/07/2003
  • Rating: R
An ex-cop trying to stay away from trouble finds it literally crashing into his backyard in this crime thriller. Dave Robicheaux (Alec Baldwin) is a former New Orleans police detective who, after kicking an addiction to alcohol and confronting some serious problems with his partners, has left law enforcement behind to run a bait shop in a small Louisiana bayou town. One day, Dave and his wife Annie (Kelly Lynch) see a small plane plummet from the sky and crash into the swamp; the pilot dies, but Dave is able to rescue a young Hispanic girl from the wreckage. Dave and Annie take the child in, but as they try to find out more about the plane crash and who the little girl might be, they discover that she's actually an illegal alien from Salvador and that the pilot was involved with a local drug ring. Dave, constitutionally unable to let a mystery go unsolved, begins asking enough questions and making enough trouble that he finds himself on the bad side of his old high school friend Bubba Rocque (Eric Roberts). Bubba is a local crime boss who controls the area's drug traffic, keeps a boxing ring in his front yard, and has a wife, Claudette (Teri Hatcher), who enjoys greeting her guests naked. Dave's inquiries eventually become too much for Bubba and his henchmen, and in the midst of a violent raid on their home, Annie is killed. Dave becomes obsessed with bringing Bubba and his men to justice and gets some unexpected help from Robin Gaddis (Mary Stuart Masterson), an exotic dancer with a heart of gold. The DVD release of the film offers the theatrical trailer.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Heaven's Prisoners
An ex-cop trying to stay away from trouble finds it literally crashing into his backyard in this crime thriller. Dave Robicheaux (Alec Baldwin) is a former New Orleans police detective who, after kicking an addiction to alcohol and confronting some serious problems with his partners, has left law enforcement behind to run a bait shop in a small Louisiana bayou town. One day, Dave and his wife Annie (Kelly Lynch) see a small plane plummet from the sky and crash into the swamp; the pilot dies, but Dave is able to rescue a young Hispanic girl from the wreckage. Dave and Annie take the child in, but as they try to find out more about the plane crash and who the little girl might be, they discover that she's actually an illegal alien from Salvador and that the pilot was involved with a local drug ring. Dave, constitutionally unable to let a mystery go unsolved, begins asking enough questions and making enough trouble that he finds himself on the bad side of his old High School friend Bubba Rocque (Eric Roberts). Bubba is a local crime boss who controls the area's drug traffic, keeps a boxing ring in his front yard, and has a wife Claudette (Teri Hatcher) who enjoys greeting her guests naked. Dave's inquiries eventually become too much for Bubba and his henchmen, and in the midst of a violent raid on their home, Annie is killed. Dave becomes obsessed with bringing Bubba and his men to justice and gets some unexpected help from Robin Gaddis (Mary Stuart Masterson), an exotic dancer with a heart of gold. While it was originally scheduled for release in 1994, Heaven's Prisoners didn't arrive on theater screens until two years later, by which time Teri Hatcher had risen to stardom on the TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Alec Baldwin
    Alec Baldwin - Dave Robicheaux
  • Kelly Lynch
    Kelly Lynch - Annie Robicheaux
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
    Mary Stuart Masterson - Robin Gaddis
  • Eric Roberts
    Eric Roberts - Bubba Rocque
  • Teri Hatcher
    Teri Hatcher - Claudette Rocque



Overall customer rating

3.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Part 2 of Alec Baldwin's 1996 Trifecta

    Posted
    EvilDead2IsBest

    The second of three awesome movies starring Alec Baldwin in 1996, Heaven's Prisoners is a funny, scary, action-packed, mystery that takes palace in the humid Louisiana bayou. Baldwin plays Dave Robicheaux, a sober retired cop who takes to fishing. A plane crashes mere feet away from his boat one day and the detective instincts in Dave push him to investigate this odd event. He is promptly drawn into the world of drug smuggling that he had retired from so long ago. Heaven's Prisoners is written well, giving us several unique and relatable characters. The villains are cruel, but exactly the type of villain you like to see get their comeuppance. The heroes, all making sacrifices and staying true to their cause, are worthy of your support. Each actor truly becomes the character he or she plays. In the end, you're a little disturbed, a little sad, but mostly relieved that the heroes finally get a break. This is a great movie. A gem from 1996. It's absolutely worth having in your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Explosively intoxicating

    Posted
    Sherry16

    It's a classis drawn on the back drop of Lousisiana and its beauty. A n x cop that finds himself in the middle of a drug cartel find! His old ways get the best of him and he ends up paying the ultimate proce!!!! Beautifully written great acting!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as I heard

    Posted
    Whitesox01
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    I heard it was a good movie and it was kinda fun but not wort the purchase maybe a renter.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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