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Unlikely Angel (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  17 December 1996 (USA)
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Dolly Parton portrays a country music performer who meets an untimely demise, but cannot enter heaven until she performs a good deed back on earth - to get a workaholic widower and his ... See full summary »

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Ruby Diamond
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Dolly Parton portrays a country music performer who meets an untimely demise, but cannot enter heaven until she performs a good deed back on earth - to get a workaholic widower and his children back together again for Christmas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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17 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Ein Engel auf Probe  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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At the beginning of the film, the sign that reads "Ruby Diamond Appearing Nightly" is missing the letters "U" and "L." This is a reference to the first and last letters of the movie's title. See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Whatcha Tryin' to Do to Me?
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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Its a Christmas Movie. No more. No less.
7 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

More for Dolly's fans than for those who crave Roddy McDowell.

Light hearted with a ton of clichés, but what part of Christmas Movie don't you understand. Ingredients include, 1 Single (widowed) Dad. 2 kids with attitude 1 Large chested country singer and a dash of Roddy McDowell as St Peter. Its predictable and almost too cute at times, and as another review suggests, Dolly's wardrobe is not exactly classic Edith Head, but it does keep her in character.

It'll leave you happier than hours of TV crime, deceit,violence, or Jerry Springer. (BUT so will Bourbon & Prozac for those who feel they are above the "Non Classic" Xmas fare)


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