We're No Angels

Synopsis: A couple of escaped convicts on the run find refuge with the Church when they are mistaken for two priests. The two are keen to flee but are unable to do so without the help of Molly.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Neil Jordan
Production: Paramount Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

All prisoners...

All prisoners, report to level B, now.

The taking of a life...

is no minor matter.

Nor do we do it lightly.

This man has killed,

and he will be killed.

He will be taken down,

his head will be shaved.

He will be given confession,

if he wishes it.

And then, we will test the apparatus.

The lights will dim.

Once, twice...

The third time,

his soul will be in that new place.

And I leave it to you to conjecture

where that new place will be.

I've no doubt

but that your thoughts will be troubled.

Keep them to yourselves.

I want no demonstrations.

I want no comments.

- Take him down.

- Move.

- So long, guys.

- So long, Bobby.

No talking.

What're you gonna do to him, take away

his commissary, you son of a b*tch?

- Keep it down, Jim.

- Son of a b*tch.

I can't believe it.

Can you believe it, Neddy?

I can believe most anything.

My problem is, I just don't care.

- Taking Bobby to bakery.

- Sometimes it works that way.

That the guy's gonna die, and that's it?

What's your question?

That that's the end of it?

That he goes in that room...

Goes in that room, they light him up,

and that's the end of it...

there's no eternal life for his soul,

and the cruelty of the world?

Is that the thing?

Is that your problem this fine evening?


- Why don't you talk to the chaplain?

- I'm talking to you.

I'm busy.

I've got my mind on higher things.

- I feel bad, Ned.

- Well, do your own time.

You two, put these on.

What is it?

- Just tell me what it is.

- Shut up! Keep walking!

Life's a hellhole, pally.

You two were talking?

Answer me.

You two were talking during my speech.

- I...

- You swine.

You little swine. Hold him down.

You want order?

I'll give you order.

You want a lesson?

Is that what you want?

You want a lesson?

I'll give you a lesson.

Is that what you want?

Warden? They're ready, sir.

Keep them here.

We'll beat the other one later.

Yes, sir.

- It's all right. It's all right, Jim.

- I'm in bad shape, Ned.

"For the Lord shall judge his people,

and repent himself for his servants...

"when he seeth

that their power is gone...

"and there is none shut up, or left.

"And he shall say, Where are their

gods, their rock in whom they trusted... "

Nobody move! Get back. Get down!

Don't do this, my son.

Open that door.

I'm gonna count to three. One...

Go on, open it!

Get in there.

Here, put these on.

Come on!

What do we do now?

Tell them you got a man for the morgue.

- Man for the morgue!

- Where's your pass?

Come on!

- I'm not sure this is such a good idea.

- Nobody's asking you, Ned.

Bob, they catch us now, they'll kill us.

Welcome aboard.

Come on.

Come on!

Are we going, or are we dying?

Come on.

Come on!

All right, let's go.

- Look, Bob...

- What?

Get out!

Ever hear the phrase "nothing to lose"?

Get after them!

My God, you goddamn fools!


Wake up, Jimmy. Wake up.

Rip it off. Rip the number off.

I'm cold.

I'm cold, too. Come on, walk it out.

I'm cold.

What happened to Bobby?

You think they got him, Neddy?

Look at this.

"Do not neglect

to show hospitality to strangers...

"for thereby some have

entertained angels, unawares.

- "Hebrews 13:

- Very touching.


Wait a second.


Who the hell are you?

"Do not neglect

to show hospitality to strangers...

"for thereby some have

entertained angels, unawares. "

Hebrews 13:

What are you? Priests?

Yeah, that's right, we're priests.

You put her down, I'll give you a ride.

Into the town, across the bridge,

and we're free.

I'm sure they're looking for you.

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David Mamet

David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. more…

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