ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
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Amy & the Angel 

Amy, a depressed seventeen year old high school girl, is visited by her guardian angel Oliver after wishing she had never been born. Oliver shows Amy how important she is to the people in her life.

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Ralph Rosenblum
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Helen Slater ... Amy Watson
Albert Macklin Albert Macklin ... Oliver The Angel
James Earl Jones ... Gabriel
Gail Strickland ... Mrs. Watson
David Huddleston ... Edgar Watson
Hermione Gingold ... Pincus
Alexa Kenin ... Janet Mixner
Concetta Tomei ... Mrs. Mixner
Hansford Rowe ... St. Peter
Meg Ryan ... Denise
Matthew Modine ... Randy
Jennifer Ashe ... Sara
Rochelle Oliver ... Mrs. York
Alma Cuervo ... Teacher
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Amy, a depressed seventeen year old high school girl, is visited by her guardian angel Oliver after wishing she had never been born. Oliver shows Amy how important she is to the people in her life.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Amy Watson: I was Janet's friend.
Mrs. Mixner: Friend? I wasn't aware Janet had friends.
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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teen version of its a wonderful life
15 January 2005 | by telex1-1See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS***

If memory serves me right, this was about a lonely teenage girl,Sara, that thought her life was worthless and unimportant. She lives alone with her loving mother and has upbeat optimistic best and only friend,Amy. Amy is very happy to be Sara's friend. Even though Sara is extremely depressed and short tempered all the time. Sara tells Amy to leave her alone and stop bugging her. Amy leaves in tears.

Like "Its a wonderful life" she starts thinking that life would be better off without her. Enter teen angel Oliver on his last chance to make it into the angel band. He grants her wish of never being born. Amy goes back to the town not believing the Angel has done this.

What she finds is a childless mother that's living alone who resembles a deranged cat lady.

yet the saddest thing is what has become of her best friend Amy. I clearly remember the dramatic scene of Amy begging Sara's mother to tell her what happened to Sara.

"Who are you?"

"I'm Amy's friend"

"Friend?

if only that was true...If only she had had some friends even one good friend"

the film climaxes with Sara finding Amy's gravestone in a storm,of course. Angel Oliver appears and explains that without her friendship. Amy became extremely lonely took her own life. Sara argues that Amy wouldn't do that. That she was a happy person. But Oliver yells back over the thunder "that's only because you were a part of that life.Don't you see Sarah we all contribute something to the people around us."

Sara begs for her life back. She wakes up with her friend Amy still tearful and getting her books she left earlier. Sara hugs Amy and apologizes. Oliver gets into the angel band and Sara has learned a valuable lesson

yeah it was cheesy but I remember thinking it was cool. of course i was only a kid at the time and my recall of this after school special is a little blurry.


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