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Date with an Angel (1987)

Jim is soon to be married to Patty, but when he wakes up after a bachelor party thrown by his friends, he finds an injured angel in his pool. When Patty sees her, she thinks he's seeing ... See full summary »

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Tom McLoughlin

Writer:

Tom McLoughlin
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Cast

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 J. Don Ferguson ... Harlan Rafferty
Bert Hogue Bert Hogue ... Police Officer #1
O'Clair Alexander ... Police Officer #2
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Storyline

Jim is soon to be married to Patty, but when he wakes up after a bachelor party thrown by his friends, he finds an injured angel in his pool. When Patty sees her, she thinks he's seeing someone else and gets upset and tells her father. Now he has to figure out how to; cure the angel, tell Patty what happened, keep his friends from taking the angel to the papers, and keep Patty's father from killing him. It's no wonder he has a headache. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Jim is about to marry a princess... but he's in love with an angel.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Verabredung mit einem Engel See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,988,962
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom McLoughlin: The man in church who comes out of the confessional booth. When he sees the angel, he bumps into candles and his sleeve catches on fire. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Angel: [Hit by a satellite]
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Features Rocky and His Friends (1959) See more »

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Rock & Bullwinkle Show Theme
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A sweet little film
7 May 2000 | by Phil-301See all my reviews

I watched this film again recently after nearly ten years and was pleased to find that it's very much as I remember it. Emmanuelle Beart as the angel is a perfect mixture of stunning beauty, and playful innocence, all expressed using only facial expressions, and soft birdlike cooing sounds. Whether gleefully snarfing french fries, or bringing down the wrath of god on her enemies, she steals every scene she's in. It's easy to understand why everyone falls in love with her.

Special effects are mainly limited to a set of beautiful articulated wings, and a lovely flying sequence are quite effective, especially considering the films small budget.

Michael Knight holds up his end well enough, effectively likeable and sympathetic playing the standard befuddled hero caught in the middle. A shame we haven't seen more of him.

The three actors playing Jim's friends just manage to miss being annoying. Fortunately their antics are tempered by the fact that they obviously seem to care about him, not to mention they have some genuinely funny lines.

If there are any negatives to be found here, it's in the decidedly 'tacked on' ending. The original ending was supposedly quite lovely. Unfortunately some studio exec apparently decided it needed a 'happier' ending. Typical.

Also, Phoebe Cates as the spoiled 'jealous girlfriend' quickly grows tiresome and starts to grate on the nerves with her tantrums and shrill screaming. I guess some might find this sort of thing funny, but I found myself fast forwarding through all of her scenes. A shame really since she's such a lovely actress. In spite of the gripes though this is a pleasant and sweet enough little movie for those who enjoy romantic fantasies.


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