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Date with an Angel (1987)

An aspiring composer discovers a broken-winged, beautiful angel in his swimming pool. When everyone finds out, he must deal with his jealous fiancé, his future father-in-law, and his friends who have a business plan.


Tom McLoughlin


Tom McLoughlin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael E. Knight ... Jim Sanders
Phoebe Cates ... Patty Winston
Emmanuelle Béart ... Angel
David Dukes ... Ed Winston
Phillip Brock ... George
Albert Macklin Albert Macklin ... Don
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Rex
Vinny Argiro Vinny Argiro ... Ben Sanders
Bibi Besch ... Grace Sanders
Cheryl Pollak ... Rhonda / Cashier in Market (as Cheryl A. Pollak)
Steven Banks Steven Banks ... Aldridge
Charles Lane ... Father O'Shea
J. Don Ferguson ... Harlan Rafferty
Bert Hogue Bert Hogue ... Police Officer #1
O'Clair Alexander O'Clair Alexander ... Police Officer #2


Aspiring composer Jim Saunders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty Winston. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up hung over to discover a broken-winged, real-life angel in his swimming pool. Now, the secret of Jim's heavenly houseguest is out, and he must deal with his dangerously jealous fiancé, his exploitive future father-in-law, a group of friends with an outrageous business plan, and an impossibly beautiful angel who must the balance both the wrath of God and her discovery of French fries. Can an earthbound mortal be passionately touched by an angel and still find a way to live happily ever after?

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Things like this never happen to Jim... but then he's never been in love with an angel. See more »


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Did You Know?


The poster of the piano score on Jim's bedroom wall is The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, albeit an easier rendition. See more »


Angel's injured wing varies from injured to healed, then injured again. See more »


GeorgeDonRex: Kick his ass, Ben! Kick his ass, Ben!
Patty Winston: [shouts angrily] Shut up!
GeorgeDonRex: Kick her ass then! Kick her ass then!
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Spoofs I Married an Angel (1942) See more »


Rocky & Bullwinkle Show Theme
Conducted by Frank G. Comstock
Written by Frank Steiner
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User Reviews

It's fun and plot is very interesting
8 September 2004 | by grindkilledemoSee all my reviews

When I was a very young lad I used to watch this movie again, and again, and again. I don't why but this, innerspace, ghostbusters (1 and later 2) and beetlejuice were the crown jewels of my video library. It may be campy, but it has a pretty good storyline and a slew of hilarious moments. Let's face it it's still betetr than 90% of the movies that came out this year--and most of the late nineties--UNder the tuscan Sun, I"m looking in your direction. Anyway Phoebe Cates and the model angel chick are wicked hot--and really random thigns like a singing love-o-gram dressed as a beetle pop-up in the flick. For a late eighties romantic comedy, the plot is actually somewhat interesting and doesn't involve shenanigans with a dead boss, a secret party island, or either of the corey;s. It's good times.

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Release Date:

20 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Date with an Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Burgaw, North Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$816,062, 22 November 1987

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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