Heaven's Prisoners


2h 12m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux is turning his back on the Big Easy. With the support of his loving wife Annie, he's stopped drinking, and retreated to the beauty and serenity of the Louisiana bayou country. However Robicheaux's world is turned upside down when a planeload of illegal immigrants crashes into the nearby Gulf. He risks his life to save a little Salvadoran girl, whom he and Annie adopt. She is the child they never had, and the family quickly bonds. But the precarious balance of Robicheaux's life is suddenly threatened when he attempts to clear up the mystery surrounding the crash. Each query draws him further down a road of deceit, and ultimately leads him to the doorstep of old high school friend Bubba Rocque and his alluring Cajun wife Claudette. With only his longtime friend Robin to help him, Robicheaux's mettle is tested. In the face of personal tragedy, he seeks salvation in a bottle of booze while planning retribution against those who have shattered his life.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; White Castle, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Synopsis

Ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux is turning his back on the Big Easy. With the support of his loving wife Annie, he's stopped drinking, and retreated to the beauty and serenity of the Louisiana bayou country. However Robicheaux's world is turned upside down when a planeload of illegal immigrants crashes into the nearby Gulf. He risks his life to save a little Salvadoran girl, whom he and Annie adopt. She is the child they never had, and the family quickly bonds. But the precarious balance of Robicheaux's life is suddenly threatened when he attempts to clear up the mystery surrounding the crash. Each query draws him further down a road of deceit, and ultimately leads him to the doorstep of old high school friend Bubba Rocque and his alluring Cajun wife Claudette. With only his longtime friend Robin to help him, Robicheaux's mettle is tested. In the face of personal tragedy, he seeks salvation in a bottle of booze while planning retribution against those who have shattered his life.

Crew

Phil Abraham

Assistant

Peter Afterman

Music Supervisor

Christi Alexander

Wardrobe Assistant

Lisa Anderson

Stunts

Shae Anderson

Stunt Man

Pete Antico

Stunts

Carl Ardigo

Hair Assistant

Ty Arnold

Assistant Director

Joyce Arrastia

Assistant Editor

Joseph M Aspromonti

Set Production Assistant

Edwin C Atkins

Unit Production Manager

Scott August

Video Assist/Playback

Wayne Baker

Assistant Camera Operator

Alec Baldwin

Executive Producer

Brooks Baldwin

Dialogue Coach

Charles Ballay

Production Assistant

Elven Barrow

Driver

Benjamin Beardwood

Dialogue Editor

Jeff Beattie

Editor

Rick Belyeu

Transportation Captain

Sarah Berensen

Stunt Man

Rick Bernos

Other

James Beshears

Dialogue Editor

Jack Blanchard

On-Set Dresser

Susie Blanchard

Other

Joanie Blum

Script Supervisor

William B Borges

Driver

Mauro Borrelli

Storyboard Artist

Jason Bourgoyne

Other

Phil Bowen

Camera

Mike Brady

Other

Mike Brady

Stunts

Michael W Brennan

Dolly Grip

Aude Bronson-howard

Costume Designer

Jophery Brown

Stunt Man

Tony Brown

Unit Production Manager

Edward Brumfield

Driver

Carol Bryon

Production Accountant

J. Stephen Buck

Assistant Director

James Lee Burke

Source Material (From Novel)

Harold Burns

Stunts

Sal Camacho

Assistant

Salvador Camacho

Assistant

Kimberly M Carbo

Special Thanks To

Buddy Carr

Grip

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Kayla Chaillot

Craft Service

Barry Champagne

Pilot

Keith Christopher

Carpenter

Randall S Coe

Foreman

Hebert Colar

Driver

Brandon Colgan

Production

Greg Collins

Driver

Adrian Colon

Production Assistant

Blance Comisky

Special Thanks To

James Comisky

Carpenter

Nelson P. Conino

Driver

Michael Coo

Key Grip

Dorree Cooper

Set Decorator

Michael Cooper

Props

Kelly Curley

Assistant Art Director

Julie Daggett

Other

Ricky Damazio

Driver

Bill Darrow

Other

Gigi Davis

Assistant

Robert L Davis

Driver

Dave Davoli

Assistant

Andrew J. Day

Best Boy

Michael Depattie

Foley Editor

Bart Dion

Special Effects Assistant

David Dion

Special Effects Assistant

Dennis Dion

Special Effects Coordinator

Dennis Dion

Stunts

Christina Donatelli

Other

Dean Drabin

Adr Mixer

Wilfred Dupart

Driver

James Dupuy

Other

Joe Earl

Sound

Cougar Easley

Electrician

Lanier Edwards

Stunt Man

Curt Engelmann

Visual Effects

Tony Epper

Stunts

George Fenton

Music

Bill Fitch

Best Boy Grip

Kevin Fitzgerald

Stage Manager

Mo Flam

Gaffer

J W Fornof

Pilot

Paul Frailey

Production

Scott Frank

Screenplay

Charles R Franklin

Driver

Gray Frederickson

Unit Production Manager

Gray Frederickson

Co-Executive Producer

Bonnie Friedman

Other

Carl Fullerton

Makeup

Linda Gardar

Costumes

Lance Gilbert

Stunts

Hildy Gottlieb

Executive Producer

Leslie Greif

Producer

Brad Gremillion

Assistant

Huey Grey

Driver

Charlie Griffith

Driver

Ann Hadsell

Foley

Ted Haggerty

Stand-In

Paul Haines

Special Effects Assistant

Sarah Hammond

Foley

Dana Hanby

Assistant Location Manager

Robin Harlan

Foley

Harry Harris

Stunts

Carol S Hart

Other

Barbara J Hause

Costumes

Alex Hebert

Driver

Mike Hendrick

Craft Service

Cindy Hidalgo

Special Thanks To

Ed Holt

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bones Howe

Music

Scott Hubble

Stunts

Scott Hubble

Other

J Paul Huntsman

Sound Editor

Alyson C Hurlbut

Editorial Production Assistant

Earl R Hurst

Driver

Dream Quest Images

Visual Effects

Barbara Issak

Dialogue Editor

Sharre Jacoby

Post-Production Supervisor

Adam Jenkins

Rerecording

Chris Jenkins

Rerecording

Bridgette Johnson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lionel A Johnson

Driver

Lionel Johnson

Driver

Trevor Jolly

Editor

Edward Jones

Driver

Janet Marie Jones

Makeup Assistant

Samuel Jones

Set Production Assistant

Wingate Jones

Wardrobe

Michael Alan Kahn

Associate Producer

Michael Alan Kahn

Assistant Director

Ted Kantrow

Caterer

Joan Kauffman

Other

Maria Kelly

Stunt Man

Monroe Kelly

Art Director

Stacy Kelly

Makeup

Charlie Landry

Special Thanks To

Loney Landry

Driver

Rick Landry

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Bonney Langfitt

Set Costumer

Charles Larson

Other

Leo Lauricella

Carpenter

Michael Ledet

Driver

Marvin Lee

Assistant

David B Leener

Production Associate

Brent Leonard

Production

Mia Levinson

Casting Associate

Gary Lewis

Dialogue Editor

George Lewis

Special Thanks To

Fred Liberman

Driver

Phil Locicero

Other

Douglas T Madison

Assistant Property Master

Douglas T Madison

Property Master

Jamie Maheu

Special Effects Assistant

Andy Martin

Stunts

Michael Martin

On-Set Dresser

Vincent Mata

Assistant

Donald Mayabb

Special Effects Assistant

Robert Mazaraki

Production Assistant

David Ross Mccarty

On-Set Dresser

Bill Mccord

Grip

David K Mccullough

Visual Effects

Tom Mcdermott

Special Thanks To

Mike Mclaughlin

Electrician

David Mcmiller

Driver

Thomas Mcnulty

Projectionist

M. Ross Michaels

Accounting Assistant

Gary Miller

Other

Michael Mirkovich

Assistant Sound Editor

Huey Mitchell

Carpenter

Leonard Moecklin

Other

Andre Morgan

Producer

Cheryl Morgan

Animal Trainer

Raider Morgan

Animal Trainer

Marc H Morial

Special Thanks To

David Nami

Special Effects

Myron Nettinga

Sound

Liz Newman

Production Coordinator

Rebecca Nicolaou

Assistant Sound Editor

Kenneth Nishino

Assistant Camera Operator

Paul Olinde

Special Effects Assistant

Jim Olson

Visual Effects

Barbara Olvera

Hair

Kim Ornitz

Sound Mixer

David Orr

Color Timer

Frank Orsatti

Stunts

Phil Pastuhov

Camera

John Paterson

Construction Coordinator

Gary Paulsen

Transportation Coordinator

Jeanine Payne

Assistant Sound Editor

Charles Perkins

Other

Poland Paul Perkins

Driver

Manny Perry

Stunts

Marvin Perry

Carpenter

Harley Peyton

Screenplay

Amy Pfaffinger

Visual Effects

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; White Castle, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 17, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 29, 1996

Released in United States April 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas (Closing Night) April 18-25, 1996.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.

Project was previously set for distribution by Savoy Pictures.

Completed shooting August 27, 1994.

Began shooting May 31, 1994.

Released in United States Spring May 17, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 29, 1996

Released in United States April 1996 (Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas (Closing Night) April 18-25, 1996.)

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.)