|Starring:||Nick Nolte, James Woods, Daryl Hannah, Mark Polish, Robin Sachs, Duel Farnes, Peter Coyote, Anthony Edwards, Kyle MacLachin|
|Length:||1 hour 43 minutes|
"And the three men I admire most"
"The Father, Son and Holy Ghost,"
"They caught the last train for the coast,"
"The day, the music died."
The state of Montana has just completed damming the Northfork River. The town of Northfork (1776-1955) is about to be engulfed in the deluge. Father Harlan (Nick Nolte) delivers his last sermon to the fleeing townsfolk. His church has lost its back wall. The good Father leads his last sermon with the vast expanse of Montana to his back. One couple is late for mass. Their son Irwin (Duel Farnes) lays in the backseat. Actually, the couple has no intention of attending the mass. They are bringing Irwin back to Father Harlan. Irwin was adopted. He is also very ill. They drop the poor child off as you would return a lemon to a used car dealer. Father Harlan says he will forgive the couple. when Irwin asks where his parents went, the wise man of faith explains that "You don't want to go where they are going."
One house in Northfork is inhabited by otherworldly beings. They may be angels, they may be gods and then again, they may be figments of Irwin's feverish imagination: harbingers of peace to take the small boy to eternity. Whatever they are, they are an eclectic bunch. Flowers Hercules (Daryl Hannah) is a hermaphrodite dressed in ancient Greek leather armor and a Victorian era shirt. Cup of Tea (Robin Sachs) is a 16th century English fop. Happy (Anthony Edwards) is a nearly blind nerd with an amazing set of eyeglasses. Cod (Ben Foster) is a silent cowboy. The four are looking for a lost relative: the Unknown Angel. Flowers Hercules believes that Irwin is the missing cherub, while Cup of Tea has his doubts.
EI NOTE: I had the pleasure of hanging out with Michael and Mark Polish, Matt Tromans (assistant to Nick Nolte) and producer Jonathan Shelton for a couple of hours after the movie. Check back this weekend for the audience Q&A and my interviews with this talented bunch!