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Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  15 July 1994 (USA)
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.


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Roger who has lost his mother is living separated from his father. As he and his friend J.P. are one of the biggest fans of the Los Angeles baseball team he has got only two dreams: Living together with a real family and let LA win the championship. As he is praying for these two things to happen some angels show up in order to help him - but he is the only one to see them and believe in them. Fortunately the coach of the baseball team sees his abilities and so LA has a run to the finals... Written by Volker Boehm

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15 July 1994 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)


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Former A's and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and his family make a cameo appearance in the owner's box during the last game. See more »


During one of the first games shown, Whitt Bass is shown as the Angels starting pitcher. In the very next game he is also shown pitching. This is only possible if he is a reliever, but he was previously shown as a starter. See more »


[first lines]
JP: Roger, do you believe in heaven?
Roger Bomman: I guess. That's where they said my mom went.
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Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: City of Angels (2011) See more »


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Written Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
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Baseball aside, very enjoyable Disney flick!
13 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a baseball die-hard, this movie goes contrary to what I expect in a sports movie: authentic-looking sports action, believable characters, and an original story line. While "Angels in the Outfield" fails miserably in the first category, it succeeds beautifully in the latter two. "Angels" weaves the story of Roger and J.P., two Anaheim foster kids in love with baseball but searching for a family, with that of the woebegone Angels franchise, struggling to draw fans and win games. Pushed by his deadbeat father's promise that they would be a family only when the Angels win the pennant, Roger asks for some heavenly help, and gets it in the form of diamond-dwelling spirits bent on reversing the franchise's downward spiral. And, when short-fused manager George Knox (portrayed by Danny Glover) begins believing in what Roger sees, the team suddenly has hope for turning their season around--and Roger and J.P. find something to believe in. Glover in particular gives a nice performance, and Tony Danza, playing a washed-up pitcher, also does well, despite clearly having ZERO idea of how to pitch out of the windup!

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