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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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Ellie Raab ...
The Girl
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Cissy
Tripoli ...
The Dog
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Goon
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Goon
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Georgie
Lisa Ziegler ...
Georgie's Wife
R. Ruddell Weatherwax ...
The Dog's Handler
Gene LeBell ...
Pit Bull Handler
Robert Stitzel ...
Rancher
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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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language, and strong beating | See all certifications »
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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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Jazz Free
Written by Christian Zysset
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Surprisingly good, up until the end...
18 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this on HBO this morning. I had never heard of it before , and was curious. Despite the opportunity for extreme corn, most of the flick is really engaging. It seems like it ought to be a lame Disney movie, with the kid and the injured dog, but it has cussing and violence. I was pleased to see Travolta playing a loser. Usually if he's not the hero, he's a ridiculous melodramatic villain. He's usually too smug for my taste, but in this (Probably a reflection on the state of his career at the time) his character is pathetic for most of the movie. The villains are not original, but I really liked the little girl. For the most part, it is surprisingly good. Until you get to the end. The end of this movie is so completely lame, you will kick yourself for sitting through the whole thing. They really, really dropped the ball with that stupid, illogical, unrealistic ending. Ucccch!!! I would recommend just turning it off right before the dogfight at the end. Imagine something cooler happened instead. Trust me, whatever you can come up with in 30 seconds will be better than the crap these people thought up. I would really be interested in knowing who came up with that ending. Test audiences? Studio people? Travolta? The director? If that was what the writer originally wrote, I will eat my shoe.


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