New York City, 1955. Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is a cheap private eye who specializes in divorce and insurance claims. He is asked to go to Harlem to meet wealthy, mysterious Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) by his lawyer, Winesap (Dann Florek). The intellectual, goateed Cyphre pays Angel
to find a 1940s crooner named Johnny Favorite, who reneged on a contract and disappeared 12 years ago. Angel goes to a New York sanitarium but finds that the singer, injured during the war and suffering from amnesia, has been transferred, according to hospital records. The trail leads to New
Orleans, and what ensues is an ever-deepening mystery that comes to involve voodoo, Satanis...