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Angels in America: :  -- 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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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 December 2003 (USA) See more »
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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 34 wins & 27 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Maddening and fascinating See more (254 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 Erdolini .... 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)

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)
Heather MacPhee .... texture painter: MetroLight Studios (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)
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)
Ana Lombardo .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Keira Marcus .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2003)
Nonie L. Robinson .... director of development (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:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The play's original subtitle ("A Gay Fantasia on National Themes") is based on the rarely used subtitle for George Bernard Shaw's play "Heartbreak House," which is "A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Hannah is trying to hail a cab for Prior outside the Mormon Visitors' Center, the taxis that drive past them are from the 1980s but the clearly visible cabs in the background are from the 1990s/2000s.See more »
Quotes:
Prior Walter:This disease will be the end of many of us, but not nearly all. And the dead will be commemorated, and we'll struggle on with the living, and we are not going away. We won't die secret deaths anymore. The world only spins forward. We will be citizens. The time has come.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shall We Gather At The River?See more »

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35 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Maddening and fascinating, 21 November 2004
Author: Gary M. James from United States

There was a statement that was going through my head while watching "Angels in America": I know what art is when I see it. Just like art, this ambitious miniseries dares the viewer to have an opinion on the various subjects brought up by screenwriter/playwright Tony Kuchner.

I saw the miniseries one chapter at a time, which may or may not have been a good idea to get the full impact of the point. At least it did motivate me to read both of Kuchner's "Angels" plays.

I found it to be both a frustrating and challenging miniseries. There were the great performances by Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Justin Kirk, and Jeffrey Wright and the good performances by Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Patrick Wright and, in a small role, James Cromwell.

I find it rather humorous that some people thought Al Pacino was miscast as Roy Cohn. Though this is Kuchner's fictional view of Cohn and having seen the real Roy Cohn in television interviews, I though Pacino was not too far from the essence of who Cohn was: an ambitious but very bitter gay man in denial who helped his notable clients but was always out for himself. Cohn was rabid dog without a leash. This was Pacino's first television role and I though he did a great job. (Correction: Pacino's only television acting role prior to "Angels in America" and not including the edited version of "The Godfather Saga" was the short-lived but critically-acclaimed ABC drama "N.Y.P.D." (1967-69).

I did have a few problems with the mini-series. The role played by Ben Shenkman (Louis) was incredibly annoying. I heard that role is Tony Kuchner's alter ego. Louis redeems himself at the end but I found him to be a whiny, cowardly man who had difficulty counting his blessings. I loved it when after Louis' typically long diatribes, Belize (Jeffrey Wright) verbally put him down with a just a few words.

In both plays, many of the actors played multiple roles. It seems more of a gimmick on the small screen, though I think Streep and Wright fared best.

The always dependable Thomas Newman has fashioned a haunting musical score. It was minimalistic and very memorable. The theme has been on my mind ever since I first heard the theme when the miniseries won various awards at the Golden Globes. (Update: The miniseries received 21 Emmy nominations and won a record (for miniseries) 11 Emmys. For some mysterious reason, Newman's brilliant score was overlooked.)

I don't see this play adapted for the big screen without chopping a lot of things out. Congratulations to Mike Nichols and the cast and crew for taking a chance adapting "Angels in America" to television.

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