Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
newtownvideos Add to Cart
$4.09  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Heaven's Prisoners (2003)

Saul Stein , Eric Roberts , Phil Joanou  |  R |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

List Price: $5.97
Price: $4.22 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $1.75 (29%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Tuesday, April 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version $4.22  

Frequently Bought Together

Heaven's Prisoners + In the Electric Mist
Price for both: $10.97

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Saul Stein, Eric Roberts, Ms Masterson, Teri Hatcher, Vondie Curtis-Hall
  • Directors: Phil Joanou
  • Writers: Scott Frank, Harley Peyton
  • Producers: Alec Baldwin, Andre E. Morgan, Albert S. Ruddy, Leslie Greif, Hildy Gottlieb
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000AZT79
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,994 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Heaven's Prisoners" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

A Vietnam vet/ex-detective leaves New Orleans with his wife for a quieter life in Louisiana's bayou. However, a plane crash on the Gulf gets him involved in the world of murder and deception.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The movie would be much better if followed the book: April 27, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
Now, I know the above sounds cliche, but in this case, it's really true. I give the movie four stars for atmosphere and for really trying. I watched this movie twice and enjoyed it both times, for the cinematography alone-- which captures everything from the dense, powerful nature of the Louisiana swamps and bayous; to the gothic power of Louisiana Roman Catholic churches; to the cracked, decaying but colorful beauty of New Orleans itself. And where the movie stuck to the book, it was a very good adaptation. Baldwin falls a bit short in his characterization of Robicheaux, looking more often like he was having "digestive" problems than internal angst, but he obviously loves the character and does his best to depict a very internalized personality. Eric Roberts, by no means matching the physically imposing power of the novel's Bubba Rocque, gives his character the dark, attractive charisma and vitality that author James Lee Burke so often infuses the "gray" characters Robicheaux encounters in the novels, and adds some fun and zing to it, as well. Teri Hatcher is damn nasty, beautiful and seductive in the femme fatale role, and Masterson pulls off her role with just the right amount of sympathy and sass (though physically, each actress matches her opposite character in the novel, but it's not a problem here). It's unfortunate that Kelly Lynch doesn't give Robicheaux's doomed wife such memorable character, but in the novel series the character has one entire book behind her before her tragic end. The real problems come with the Hollywood ending-- why they did this instead of the more realistic and affecting ending in the novel, I'll never know (I recommend you read the book to find out-- it's a much more satisfying and telling conclusion). Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better then Jole Blone February 22, 2005
Format:DVD
This is an outstanding movie-if- you know how to watch it! The Cajun life is very different from what most folks think and this flick was made to the Cajun Standard. We ain't talken Miami Vice here. Even the inbred,line bred villins did an exceptional job. Eddie Keech and Victor Ramono looked as if they were born with 8 count shrimp in their mouth. The BB King Blues music in the bars was alright but there could of been some Androux Bordoux music instead as so the movie could really live up to what they were trying to reproduce. I think all the cast did a good job (next time use some Buyoo stand-ins). Overall this movie is about the best Cajun movie around. I put it right up there with the 1974 hit "Hard Times"with Charles Bronson and Robert Tessier!

"ENJOY"
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Try to Bring a Great Book to Screen August 9, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I have read all of James Lee Burke's David Robicheaux novels. They are fantastic and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for some good reading.
While reading the books I have often tried to pictures which actors could play Robicheaux. A few come to mind: Bruce Willis, Tommy Lee Jones, Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin. In fact, Baldwin was the guy I pictured the most in the role. And I was amazed to find out he actually was starring and producing the film.
For whatever reasons the film does not fully work. The acting, casting and direction are great. But the film just does not cut it.
If you are fans of the books, the movie is interesting just to see visually what we have been picturing in all these novels. If you are unfamiliar with the books you will find the movie average at best.
My advice is to read some of the books and then check out the film.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guys, Listen... January 3, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
Sure, everyone buys the video for the Teri Hatcher nude scene. You might as well...it did such bad box office that it went straight to TBS (minus nudity)so you won't be recording the unedited original off cable. You could just download the pix from a hundred sites, but dang rabbit, Teri is so sexy in this film that you want to get the whole thing. And while everyone criticizes Alex Baldwin's Cajun accent, Hatcher gets it smooth as silk. Girls, Listen...I didn't read the book. My wife did. And we agreed to see the film after seeing the trailer. She votes thumbs up. As a licensed private detective, I'm not sure I buy the uncoastered Gin Rickey water-mark taste test but, as Johnny Carson liked to say "You buy the premise--you buy the bit." I bought it on VHS.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I really liked this movie and Baldwin holds it together October 19, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Overall, I thought this was one of the best crime-genre movies I've ever seen. I feel Baldwin was a good selection to play the main character. Maybe his accent is not perfect, but it ranks among his best performances. It is interesting to watch his subtleties in interacting with different types in the movies, be they cops or criminals. Baldwin is able to combine the strong imposing physical presence and a caring aspect that makes the movie interesting and very entertaining.
The cinematography and music score add to the artsy, film-noir ambience. You'll get more out of it after the second or third viewing. I was lucky enough to see it first at the big screen back in '96. Highly recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it a chance.... October 8, 2003
Format:DVD
I for one love the flick. I thought that Alec Baldwin played Dave Robicheaux very well. Also I thought that Eric Roberts as Bubba Rock was an inspired choice. And it wasn't the actor's fault that the film sat on a shelf for years. They just got caught in the crumbling of Orion Studios. Thus no promotion was assigned to the film when it finally emerged. The saddest thing that may have occurred was that it cooled the creation of further films based upon the other Dave Robicheaux novels. I always felt that John Goodman would have made a grand Cletus Purcell!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Alec is more than adequate as Dave
great movie ..Alec does a good job as Dave, had my doubts, but he came shining thru..Bravo
Good adaptation of James lee's novel
Published 21 days ago by bill
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
Great movie no problem s with the DVD and it cool as hell and Teri Hatcher is very sexy in this movie but she has a small roll
Published 1 month ago by brian e sabolewski
5.0 out of 5 stars read
read the book by James Lee Burke so had to buy the video as he is one of my favorite. Enjoyed
Published 3 months ago by loy m weathers
5.0 out of 5 stars great adaptation of james lee burke novel
Alec Baldwin is fabulous as Dave Robicheaux (sp?), and the rest of the acting is very good. Relatively faithful adaptation of the novel, beautifully filmed.
Published 3 months ago by Richard Rogers
1.0 out of 5 stars Did Not Get to See it - Because of Pixelation
Because of the pixilation in the middle of the story from scences 16 - 21 or 22. So I missed the part where his wife was going to be killed and more. Had to return the DVD. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Helen H Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars A great movie you've never heard of
This is a really great movie that I had never heard of when I came across it one late night on a movie channel. I liked it so much I bought it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Vanessa Hooper
1.0 out of 5 stars A Great Thriller On A $12 DVD for $529
This is a great movie. One of the few of Alec Baldwin's excellent acting. Nice portrayal of the big easy and how it all just goes along. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dean Corso
5.0 out of 5 stars heaven's Prisoners
We just love the move and we always try to order from GoHasting. We have never had a problem getting stuff from GoHasting their stuff always look brand new.
Published 5 months ago by Valerie Addy
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesom !
Awesome movie ! Alec Baldwin at his finest ! Riveting plot keeps you drawn in ! Recommend to all Baldwin fans !
Published 6 months ago by Kenneth W. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Heaven's Prisoners
I am a huge James Lee Burke fan. I thought this was an enjoyable movie. I will watch it again.
Published 6 months ago by TTazman64
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa5db775c)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category