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Angels in America 

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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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2003  
Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 57 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Melissa Wilder ...
 Louis's Sister 4 episodes, 2003
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Fatima Da Silva ...
 Cousin Doris 4 episodes, 2003
Kevin 'Flotilla DeBarge' Joseph ...
 Singer in Church 4 episodes, 2003
Sterling Brown ...
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 Louis' Mother 4 episodes, 2003
Lisa LeGuillou ...
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 Louis' Father 4 episodes, 2003
Shawn Bartels ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Brian Dougherty ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Mary Esbjornson ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Barbara Fusco ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Serafina Martino ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Steven Edward Moore ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Christopher Schuman ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Reldalee Wagner ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Matthew Yohn ...
 Mennonite Choir Members 4 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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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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7 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Ameerika inglid  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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In the scene in the bar with Joe Pitt and Roy Cohn, the piano in the background is playing a slow-tempo jazz version of the Angels in America main theme. See more »

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The NYC subways and its signs were modern rather than from the 1980s. See more »

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Prior Walter: That ludicrous spectacle in there. Just a parody of the funeral of someone who really counted. We don't. Faggots. We're just a bad dream the real world is having. And the real world's waking up.
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Person Generally in Charge of Everything Aaron Geller See more »

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References She (1984) See more »

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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 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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