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Angels in America: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Louis arranges a meeting with Prior; Joe visits Roy in the hospital and gets an unwelcome father's blessing; Prior drags Belize to the courthouse for a surprise meeting with the clerk. High on morphine, Roy paints a different picture of heaven.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 December 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The messenger has arrived.
Plot:
Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 37 wins & 32 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
If you meet some requirements, you may find it the most moving thing you ever saw See more (255 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 12)

Al Pacino ... Roy Cohn (2 episodes, 2003)

Meryl Streep ... Ethel Rosenberg / ... (2 episodes, 2003)

Emma Thompson ... Nurse Emily / ... (2 episodes, 2003)

Mary-Louise Parker ... Harper Pitt (2 episodes, 2003)

Jeffrey Wright ... Belize / ... (2 episodes, 2003)

Justin Kirk ... Prior Walter / ... (2 episodes, 2003)

Ben Shenkman ... Louis Ironson (2 episodes, 2003)

Patrick Wilson ... Joe Pitt (2 episodes, 2003)

James Cromwell ... Roy's Doctor (2 episodes, 2003)
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Series Directed by
Mike Nichols (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Writing credits
Tony Kushner (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Cary Brokaw .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Celia D. Costas .... producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Michael Haley .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Paul A. Levin .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Mike Nichols .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Marco Valerio Pugini .... line producer (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Original Music by
Thomas Newman (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephen Goldblatt (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Bloom (2 episodes, 2003)
Antonia Van Drimmelen (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Casting by
Ellen Lewis (2 episodes, 2003)
Juliet Taylor (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Kasarda (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ann Roth (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Makeup Department
David Brian Brown .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2003)
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup artist: Mr. Pacino (2 episodes, 2003)
Joseph A. Campayno .... key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Angel De Angelis .... hair stylist: Mr. Pacino (2 episodes, 2003)
Kelly Gleason .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)
J. Roy Helland .... hair designer / makeup designer (2 episodes, 2003)
Jason Joseph Sica .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2003)

Heidi Kulow .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Anne Nevin .... production supervisor (1 episode, 2003)

Fabiomassimo Dell'Orco .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Amy Lauritsen .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Jennifer Truelove .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)

Joseph Aspromonti .... second assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Alex Corven Caronia .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Kathryn-Ann Oaks Shertzer .... additional second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Fiona Spillard .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Simonetta Valentini .... second assistant director: Italy (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Tommy Allen .... property master (2 episodes, 2003)
Charles Cecil .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Michael Kall .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2003)
Nora Kasarda .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
John Thomas Kennedy .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Clarissa Shanahan .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Steven Shellooe .... on-set scenic (2 episodes, 2003)

David H. Allen .... property master: reshoot (unknown episodes)
Dawn M. Baker .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Eric Cheripka .... props (unknown episodes)
Dan DeTitta .... shopper (unknown episodes)
James Donahue .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Sandro Ercolini .... painter (unknown episodes)
Rumiko Ishii .... art department production assistant (unknown episodes)
Alessandra Querzola .... set decorator: Italy (unknown episodes)
Ginny Walsh .... property fabricator (unknown episodes)
Joan Winters .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ron Bochar .... re-recording mixer / sound designer / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2003)
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Heather Gross .... assistant sound editor / first assistant sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
James Sabat .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 2003)

Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Kyle Godbey .... sound effects intern / sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Dan Guachione .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Paul Hsu .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
David Warzynski .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Joe Branam .... flying effects (2 episodes, 2003)
Maurizio Corridori .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2003)

Stefano Corridori .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Richard Bryan Douglas .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Doyle Smith .... artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Decker .... lead animator: R!OT Pictures / senior lighting artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Kim Doyle .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Richard Edlund .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Mitchell J. Glaser .... visual effects editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Don Greenberg .... digital compositor: R!OT Pictures (2 episodes, 2003)
Kevin Moseley .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Ron Simonson .... co-visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Shuichi Suzuki .... cg modeler (2 episodes, 2003)

Timothy Michael Cairns .... quality control supervisor: Efilm/Panavision (unknown episodes)
Dominic Daigle .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Matt Davis .... Spydercam rigger technician (unknown episodes)
Dennis Fitzsimmons .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Mark Intravartolo .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Joni Jacobson .... senior compositor (unknown episodes)
Gregory Jein .... lead model maker (unknown episodes)
Karin Joy .... visual effects producer: The Post Group (unknown episodes)
Ntana Key .... digital intermediate assist: EFilm (unknown episodes)
Michael Lafuente .... software engineer (unknown episodes)
Marcus LeVere .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Kevin Lin .... digital cleanup artist (unknown episodes)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (unknown episodes)
Yvette Memory .... visual effects coordinator: The Orphanage (unknown episodes)
Scott Paider .... Spydercam head rigger (unknown episodes)
Chris Ryan .... CG artist: MetroLight Studios (unknown episodes)
Heather MacPhee Ryan .... texture painter: MetroLight Studios (unknown episodes)
Todd Semmes .... spydercam coordinator/rigging (unknown episodes)
Ben Britten Smith .... spydercam flight control (unknown episodes)
Jerry Weil .... computer graphics supervisor (unknown episodes)
Sean Wilson .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Chris Barnes .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2003)
Jacob Dewitt .... stunt rigger (2 episodes, 2003)
Rockey Dickey Jr. .... stunt rigger (2 episodes, 2003)
Tim Gallin .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2003)
Don Hewitt .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2003)
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2003)
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Jennifer Lamb .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2003)
Mick O'Rourke .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2003)

David Ambrosi .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Randy Beckman .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Bret Kiene .... stunt driver / stunt rigger / ... (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Corbett .... grip (2 episodes, 2003)
Michael Gallart .... lighting console operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Joel Holland .... key video assist operator / video playback operator (2 episodes, 2003)

Steve Briante .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
Daniele Caiuli .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Steve Comesky .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Trevor Coop .... camera operator: Europe (unknown episodes)
Jon Delgado .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Chris Drechsler .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Gene Engels .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Stanislao Galasso .... electrician: Italy (unknown episodes)
Saiyiu. Li .... additional camera loader (unknown episodes)
John Milcetic .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Adam Nixon .... assistant still photographer (unknown episodes)
Ron Phillips .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Paolo Tiberti .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Venezia .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Sophia M. Costas .... extras casting / extras casting assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher Peterson .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2003)

Lynne Maureen Curtis .... additional wardrobe (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lowell Rottenberg .... post-production assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor (2 episodes, 2003)

Terra Bliss-Alvarez .... digital intermediate producer (unknown episodes)
Matthew Crocker .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Daniel Hoffman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Moran .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Beatrice Sisul .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Ralph Tarr .... color timer (unknown episodes)
Paul C. Warschilka .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Tim Rodier .... music preparation (2 episodes, 2003)

John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist (unknown episodes)
Jesse Voccia .... music engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Patrick Hogan .... driver (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Other crew
Billy Capucilli .... stand-in/double; Al Pacino (2 episodes, 2003)
Rashad Clinton .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
Seth Adam Cohen .... studio coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Rory de Soto .... technical advisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Deb Dyer .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2003)
Joe Guest .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Victoria Lang .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
Ana Lombardo .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Keira Marcus .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2003)
Nonie L. Robinson .... director of development (2 episodes, 2003)
Matthew Spiegel .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Jon Maichel Thomas .... title designer (2 episodes, 2003)

Mona Bernal .... production coordinator: Italy (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Booth .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Blanca Camacho .... adr loop group (unknown episodes)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
Sonia Cilia .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
J. John Corbett .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Crammer .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ged Dickersin .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Guy Efrat .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Allie Feldman .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Barone Francesca .... unspecified assistant (unknown episodes)
Joseph Keyes .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Christina Kim .... post delivery supervisor (unknown episodes)
David Koch .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nicola Marzano .... key set production assistant: Italy (unknown episodes)
Nicola Mazzei .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Jonah Oskow .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Giampiero Pelusi .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Carla Maria Perrina .... payroll clerk (unknown episodes)
Jess Prosser .... additional production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Jim Rider .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Roumie .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Federico Santangelo .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Amit Sethi .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Eugene Stamos .... craft service second unit (unknown episodes)
Cristina Tacchino .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Eva Vedock .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Steven Wargo .... key craft services (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
352 min (6 parts)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Stephen Spinella won the 1994 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Angels in America: Perestroika" as Prior Walter.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Belize puts the "goop" on Prior, in one shot Prior's hospital gown is off his shoulder, in the next, its completely on.See more »
Quotes:
Prior Walter:But still. Still bless me anyway. I want more life. I can't help myself. I do. I've lived through such terrible times and there are people who live through much worse. But you see them living anyway. When they're more spirit than body, more sores than skin...See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Addams Family" (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shall We Gather At The River?See more »

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280 out of 322 people found the following review useful.
If you meet some requirements, you may find it the most moving thing you ever saw, 25 September 2004
Author: MartinPh from Nijmegen, The Netherlands

It seems to me that to be able to experience the full depth of this production, you need to meet a few requirements. First, you need to know that this is a PLAY. Like in any play, texts are delivered that you will not easily hear in everyday life (nobody makes up 'Antebellum Insufficiently Developed Sexorgans' as an alternative interpretation of AIDS during a split second in mid-conversation). Shakespeare isn't realistic in that way, Oscar Wilde isn't, Ibsen isn't, and nor is Tony Kushner. All of them are however extremely realistic in that they highlight essential aspects of the human condition in ways no other medium can achieve. Second, you need an ability to look beyond the surface. Reading reviews of AinA I'm stunned at how simplistically literal some people take it (maybe that explains why you've got Bush for president over there?). This play isn't about gays, it isn't about AIDS, it isn't about Jews and it isn't about Mormons. Its theme is the necessity for people to change, the scariness of change, while most of us would prefer to just let things stay as they are. That's what Louis Ironson wants and makes him run away from his sick lover (consider that: the superficially leftist intellectual is in fact a thorough conservative, more so than the apparently conservative Joe Pitt). That's what the angels want: unchangeable status quo; all the human history making tempted their god to leave heaven, and they want him back. This is the crux of AinA's undeniable political agenda: it sets out to show how conservatism of necessity thwarts and corrupts human nature. Oh yes, that's a third requirement: you really shouldn't belong to that curious group of people who consider the bible a god-given record of factual happenings rather than a piece of ancient mythology: you are likely to be shocked. Kushner's fantasies on biblical themes are very original indeed, and fit into a long tradition of reinterpreting ancient mythology in contemporary contexts. The church could learn a thing or two from him.

Personally, I was very deeply moved by the experience of watching this (as I was by the play nearly ten years ago). I'm sure that, unlike some people seem to think, you don't need to be like the gay men portrayed in AinA to be able to stand it, let alone like it (a ridiculous notion anyway: as a gay man I constantly watch movies about heterosexuals, and am often touched by them). I'm a Dutchman, I know New York only from a few brief visits, and though I'm gay my lifestyle has very little in common with that of the men in AinA; none of that prevented me from being deeply engrossed in this story. Its themes, as said, are universal (if you doubt that this play is essentially about YOU, the closing scene ought to convince you otherwise; if that scene makes you cringe, as I saw somebody complain, you've not really been watching). Its texts are wonderfully written, unafraid of pathos, farce and intellectualism alike, and fiercely direct in their expression. The acting of the whole cast is formidable. Pacino may be redoing previous roles (Devil's Advocate sprang to mind), but boy, does this Roy Cohn have clout, and in the end, how peculiarly difficult it is to really hate him… Patrick Wilson is the perfect pretty boy with a dark secret, and knows how to bring his torment across. Marie-Louise Parker at times has you wondering if she's really been taking pills (and I mean that as a compliment). There simply can't be another Louis than Ben Shenkman (that role was seriously miscast in the Dutch theater production I saw in '95), and Justin Kirk plays his taxing role with utter conviction. Jeffrey Wright goes all out on his ex-drag-queen-with-an-attitude character, and yet succeeds to remain believable as a person. Streep and Thompson are no less great, but I really feel the laurels in the end belong with Parker, Shenkman, Kirk and Wilson. To top it all off, the imagery is beautiful and full of fantasy, without going overboard on bloodless digital effects (it is still a play, remember). The atmosphere is often subtly and hauntingly unreal. And Thomas Newman's score – well, like any truly good music, words cannot do it justice.

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