Angels in America (2003)

TV Mini-Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Fantasy
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

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 Roy Cohn (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Ethel Rosenberg / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Nurse Emily / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Harper Pitt (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Belize / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Prior Walter / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Louis Ironson (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Joe Pitt (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Roy's Doctor (2 episodes, 2003)
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God has abandoned Heaven. It's 1985: the Reagans are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS. In Manhattan, Prior Walter tells Lou, his lover of four years, he's ill; Lou bolts. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Lou. Joe Pitt, an attorney who is Mormon and Republican, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn toward a job at the Justice Department. Both Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and access. Pitt's wife Harper is strung out on Valium, aching to escape a sexless marriage. An angel invites Prior to be a prophet in death. Pitt's mother and Belize, a close friend, help Prior choose. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The messenger has arrived.

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$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Dustin Hoffman was considered for the role of Roy M. Cohn. See more »

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Hannah arrives at Clark St station, but when she walks along the platform a sign for 42nd St, where the scene was presumably filmed, can be seen. See more »

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[Prior is talking about his lineage with Ancestor #1]
Prior Walter: I'm the thirty-fourth, I think.
Prior Walter Ancestor #1: Actually the thirty-second.
Prior Walter: Not according to mother.
Prior Walter Ancestor #1: Oh, then she's including the two bastards. I say leave them out. I say, no room for bastards. These little things you swallow...
Prior Walter: Pills.
Prior Walter Ancestor #1: Pills. For the pestilence. I too...
Prior Walter: Pestilence... you too what?
Prior Walter Ancestor #1: The pestilence in my day was much worse than it is now. Whole villages of empty houses. Look outdoors and you see Death walking in the morning, as plain as I see...
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Shall We Gather At The River?
(hymn written in 1864)
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lowry (1826-1899)
Performed by Meryl Streep and choir
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Angels in America, a great example of directing
25 June 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Angels in America is an incredible example on how to adapt a play for the screen. Nothing is left behind and director Mike Nichols makes sure to get the best from each department. His great knowledge of cinema helped him to take advantage of all the qualities of this beautiful play. The way the story is told, the way characters are portrayed, the stunning editing just make this mini series a must see, something you cannot miss out. Moreover it is better than an acting class watching Maryl Streep, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker give life to more than one character each, changing their voices, posture, actions in a way a few actors can do. They are so well directed they just follow their actions and reveal the fantastic side of the play, where the imaginary world mixes with hard reality. There is no objective explanation for the angels coming to the earth, the audience has to find a reason, in the heart. As actors, filmmakers, director of photography you'll simply find this movie a great example on how to work properly, and that assuming that tvmovies are always bad is simply a commonplace, it's just a matter of doing your job well.


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