Almost an Angel is a 1990 American film written by and starring Paul Hogan. Directed by John Cornell, the film tells the story of Terry Dean (Hogan) a small time crook that decides, at the insistence of a fellow con, to begin robbing banks. His first attempt goes smoothly, but shortly after he gets away from the bank he encounters a child that is about to get hit by a car. Instinctively he pushes the child away but is hit himself. Terry goes to the hospital and there has an encounter with God (Charlton Heston). God convinces him that he is an angel in training and that by saving the child he has given himself a second chance. When he is released from the hospital, Terry attempts one more bank robbery. Everything goes haywire, and Terry is then convinced that he must spend his time doing good deeds for others.