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Eyes of an Angel (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 June 1991 (Japan)
John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, ... See full summary »

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Robert Harmon

Writer:

Robert Stitzel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Bobby
Ellie Raab Ellie Raab ... The Girl
Tito Larriva ... Cissy
Tripoli Tripoli ... The Dog
Richard Edson ... Goon
Vincent Guastaferro ... Goon
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Georgie
Lisa Ziegler Lisa Ziegler ... Georgie's Wife
R. Ruddell Weatherwax R. Ruddell Weatherwax ... The Dog's Handler
Gene LeBell Gene LeBell ... Pit Bull Handler
Robert Stitzel Robert Stitzel ... Rancher
Robert Rigamonti Robert Rigamonti ... Department Store Clerk
John Duda John Duda ... Alan
Mik One Mik One ... Bartender
Sidney Chankin Sidney Chankin ... Motel Owner (as Sydney Chankin)
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Storyline

John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a courier for, father and daughter leave the dog and flee cross-country to Los Angeles with both canine and mobsters in pursuit. Written by Rodney Esperanza <esperanz@pacbell.com>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language, and strong beating | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tender See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was re-released directly to home video as The Tender in 1994. This was done immediately following the success of Pulp Fiction in attempts to capitalize of John Travolta's recaptured star power. See more »

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Excellent Movie! Loved it!
15 April 2007 | by mstaab01See all my reviews

I think maybe some folks missed the opening line --- based on a true story. When you realize that this was a docudrama, it's pretty good stuff. I can't say much more without giving away part of the plot. I don't care whether you're a dog person or not. And, I won't spoil it, but I thought the ending was well-deserved! Definitely worth watching. Started out a little slow and I was a little worried about the graphic nature of the movie, but Travolta was good in this indie film, as was Raab in her role. Better than some movies I've paid $8.50 at the theater to watch lately! Interestingly, I find Travolta a better view in indie films than in some of the big budget films that he's been in.


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