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City of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 10 April 1998 (USA)
Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.

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Seth is an angel who accompanies the spirits of the recently dead to the ever after. Seth has never been human and so has never experienced touch or taste. When in the hospital however he comes across Dr. Maggie Rice, a brilliant young heart surgeon who is devoted to her profession and her patients. Seth has the power to let himself be seen but Maggie finds him far too mysterious. Seth also meets a patient, Nathaniel Messinger, who has news for him - he too was once an angel like Seth but chose to fall to Earth and become human. Seth makes a decision on his future, which does not turn out as he had expected. Written by garykmcd

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What if angels walked amoung us, and one of them fell in love with us? See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality including language, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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10 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un ángel enamorado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,369,048, 12 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,685,114

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$198,685,114
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During the "falling" sequence near the end of the film, Seth's memories are shown. One of them is of a pregnant woman. This woman was portrayed by Elisabeth Shue, though you only see her stomach. Shue and Cage worked together in Leaving Las Vegas (1995). See more »

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At Messinger's welcome home picnic, Seth's reflection is visible in the sliding glass door. But Seth can be seen if he wants to be. See more »

Quotes

Seth: I always asked the dying what they liked best about living. Wrote it down in my book. This is it. This is what I like best.
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Soundtracks

If God Will Send His Angels
Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono and The Edge
Produced by Flood and Howie B.
Performed by U2
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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This movie gave me a toothache!
5 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Syrup wrapped in fluff, dipped in mush, sprinkled with sugar and rolled in cheese - absolutely disgusting! I mean the dialog was forced and unnatural. Here's a sample and I quote:

"I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One."

How sappy is that? Sounds like it was written by some angst-ridden emo.

Meg Ryan looked like a 16 year old boy (but then again she always does) and Nicolas Cage looked like a drenched chicken.

The story line was a bucket of crap! I mean p....lease! How much BS can you feed a viewer before he/she gets nauseated and just vomits!

If you have an IQ of 100+ you should not be watching this movie.


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