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Angel City (1980)

Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants in Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared ... See full summary »


Philip Leacock, Steve Carver (uncredited)


James Lee Barrett, Patrick Smith (book)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Waite ... Jared Teeter
Paul Winfield ... Cy
Jennifer Warren ... Cloma Teeter
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Kristy Teeter
Mitchell Ryan ... Silas Creedy (as Mitch Ryan)
Robert MacNaughton ... Bennie Teeter
Red West ... Sud
Bob Minor ... Jabbo
Ken Renard ... The Cook
Paulene Myers ... Bertha
John David Allen John David Allen ... Jeff
Joe Dorsey ... Tom
Wallace Wilkinson ... Cyrus
Sandra Dorsey ... 1st Woman
Bob Hannah ... Fred


Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants in Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared is reduced to working the fields in a forced labor camp called "Angel City". Creedy, the supervisor of Angel City is a sadistic man who maintains discipline through violence and intimidation. Days too long, too little pay, a lack of food, inadequate shelter, inhumanity and cruelty in Angel City encourage Jared to an escape attempt. He failed and he suffers. But he takes revenge on Creedy again when looking for a new girl for his harem: the daughter of Jared Teeter. Written by markyoloup

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They lied to him. Cheated him. Beat him. Then they kidnapped his daughter-and that was their last mistake! An inspiring story about the power of a family's love!




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For a couple seconds when Jared is carrying his dead dog, you can see the boom mic in the upper right hand corner of the screen. See more »


Goin' Home
Composed by Billy Preston and Carol Connors
Sung by Billy Preston
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A hidden gem
25 June 2016 | by rosecaliforniaSee all my reviews

I'm one of those people that enjoys Ralph Waite in everything. I am sure it has to do with the fact of watching him for so long on the Waltons. I also prefer older films to anything new, so I tend to really scour titles looking for things to watch that I have never seen. In comes this title, I read the description, saw the actors and said - sure let me give it a try.

Wow. You can kind of say it is a 70's version of Grapes of Wrath (somewhat). The story line is as old as time and if you know about migrant workers you have a little background on what can happen. The acting is believable....it truly is, and at a couple points in the film you actually are on the edge of your seat - and will really get you thinking.

Hard to write something really descriptive because I don't want to give anything away - since EVERY scene in the movie grabs you and is important.

Grab the popcorn, a blanket and tell everyone to leave you alone one evening and watch it!

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Release Date:

12 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Field of Tears See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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