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Angels (1992)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie September 1992
Three guardian angels help three souls evaluate their past lives.

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Philip Saville

Writer:

Tony Grisoni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Bell ... Michael
David Birrell David Birrell ... Tino
David Boyce David Boyce
Phil Brock ... Alan Duncan
Warren Clarke
Niamh Cusack
John Graham-Davies John Graham-Davies ... Police Inspector
Phil Herne Phil Herne ... General Manager
Louise Lombard ... Lucy
Eric Mallett Eric Mallett ... Donald
Alfred Molina ... George
Eileen O'Brien Eileen O'Brien ... Sidney's Wife
Mark Pepper Mark Pepper ... Danny
James Purefoy ... Victor
Anthony Schaeffer Anthony Schaeffer ... Mr. Kylie
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Three guardian angels help three souls evaluate their past lives.

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Céu Não Pode Esperar See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Old fashioned fantasy
21 March 2006 | by GazHackSee all my reviews

This definitely feels like the pilot for a TV series but none was forthcoming. Made well before "Touched by an Angel" or "Highway to Heaven", perhaps it was ahead of its time and if it had appeared during the late nineties' fresh interest in guardian angels it would have found an audience.

As it is, this TV movie is chiefly interesting for its cast. Tom Bell and Warren Clark were the most famous cast members at the time, but Alfred Molina was still a few years away from Hollywood success. James Purfoy, Louise Lombard and Nimah Cusack would also go on to greater heights. Nice to see Cathy Tyson playing someone other than a prostitute or ex-prostitute too.

The tone is whimsical and sentimental. The emphasis is on the small human dramas of the recently deceased, rather than the magical elements. Most of the tricky questions about life after death are ducked, whilst Limbo is portrayed as old-fashioned hotel lobby full of comfortable chairs and attentive staff. Of the three 'cases' for the angels, the best concerns Molina as a reporter whose friend dies instead of him as scheduled, causing problems for him and his now zombified pal.

An entertaining little piece from the days when British telefantasy was a rare sight.


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