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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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Spoofs The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Unlikely Angel
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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an enjoyable fil
30 July 2003 | by (welch,west virgina) – See all my reviews

i wanted to see this first movie when it came on lifetime but i was really to busy to see it.i mean i'm 12 years old and i like this movie.i mean it's a real family tradition movie this is my third favorite dolly parton movie of course number 2 being 9 to 5 and my first being stragiht talk but i mean this movie it isn't like the other dolly parton movies.i really liked this movie and i would recommand it to dollly parton fans.


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