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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

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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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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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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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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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Too much Travolta
29 March 2008 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

What should have been a girl and her dog movie becomes just another John Travolta vehicle in EYES OF AN ANGEL. Travolta plays a down-on-his-luck widowed dad of a little girl, played by Ellie Raab, who is essentially a slightly younger version of the Tatum O'Neal role in . Travolta does some work for a bunch of low-level Chicago mobsters, the head of which is Travolta's late wife's brother (Tito Larriva). The brother constantly schemes to take away his niece from Travolta. Travolta ends up stealing a car and lots of money from Larriva, and heads with Raab to his successful brother's (Geoffrey DeMunn) home in L.A. The mobsters quickly figure out where Travolta has gone, and the chase is on. Mixed in with this nonsense is a very large dog that Larriva has thrown off a bridge after a vicious dog fight, and the dog somehow finds its way back to life and into the arms of Raab. They bond and become inseparable, while Travolta keeps trying to separate the two. He dumps the dog as they depart Chi-Town but the dog miraculously follows them all the way to L.A. Unfortunately, way too much time is spent on Travolta and his unlucky life, and not enough on the dog and the girl. They are strictly cyphers in this Travolta ego-driven vehicle. The film is a downer until the wildly improbable final five minutes. But don't see it. You'll want to tear your eyeballs out if you do.


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