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Eyes of an Angel (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 June 1991 (Japan)
John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, ... See full summary »

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Bobby
Ellie Raab ...
The Girl
Tito Larriva ...
Cissy
Tripoli ...
The Dog
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Goon
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Goon
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Georgie
Lisa Ziegler ...
Georgies Wife
R. Ruddell Weatherwax ...
The Dogs Handler
Gene LeBell ...
Pit Bull Handler
Robert Stitzel ...
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Robert Rigamonti ...
Department Store Clerk
John Duda ...
Alan
Mik One ...
Bartender
Sidney Chankin ...
Motel Owner (as Sydney Chankin)
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John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a courier for, father and daughter leave the dog and flee cross-country to Los Angeles with both canine and mobsters in pursuit. Written by Rodney Esperanza <esperanz@pacbell.com>

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29 June 1991 (Japan)  »

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This movie was re-released directly to home video as The Tender in 1994. This was done immediately following the success of Pulp Fiction in attempts to capitalize of John Travolta's recaptured star power. See more »

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I loved this film!
10 September 2000 | by (Valencia, California) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie, and so did my husband. I came across it by accident at the video store. That it had never enjoyed a theatrical release, was obvious by the comments on the video box. I rented it anyway, and ended up buying it. I found the acting to be sensitive, the cinematography to be beautiful, and the story uplifting.

I understand "Eyes of an Angel" has been poorly received by the revered movie critics; too violent for kids, boring to adults, etc., but I didn't find it boring or excessively violent.

I'm not too stupid to recognize a really bad movie when I see one. I was raised by intellectual, artistic parents. So I enjoy classical music, rock and roll, Shakespeare and really brainless action movies. I don't automatically like chick flicks just because I'm a chick, and even though I can't stand boxing, I loved Raging Bull! If the film is well made, I'll appreciate it, no matter what the subject.

And for some reason, this film touched me. It made me happy. Perhaps I'm a sucker for a dog story. But you know, everyone I lent the video to, enjoyed it as much as I did.

Go figure!




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