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Angels in the Outfield (1994)

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

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William Dear

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... George Knox
Brenda Fricker ... Maggie Nelson
Tony Danza ... Mel Clark
Christopher Lloyd ... Al the Boss Angel
Ben Johnson ... Hank Murphy
Jay O. Sanders ... Ranch Wilder
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Roger Bomman
Milton Davis Jr. Milton Davis Jr. ... J.P.
Taylor Negron ... David Montagne
Tony Longo ... Triscuitt Messmer
Neal McDonough ... Whitt Bass
Stoney Jackson ... Ray Mitchell
Adrien Brody ... Danny Hemmerling
Tim Conlon ... Wally
Matthew McConaughey ... Ben Williams
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Storyline

Roger, who has lost his mother, is living separated from his father. As he and his friend J.P. are fans of the California Angels baseball team, he has got only two dreams: living together with a real family and seeing the Angels winning the Pennant. Written by Volker Boehm

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Ya Gotta Believe! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angels See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,236,831
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lloyd and Taylor Negron appeared in Changing Habits (1997) and The Chateau Meroux (2011). See more »

Goofs

Al's baseball cap disappears in the dugout during the final game when he sits down to talk to Roger. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
JP: Roger, do you believe in heaven?
Roger Bomman: I guess. That's where they said my mom went.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Written Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
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Clean, fun, baseball...
30 December 2003 | by CephyranSee all my reviews

I enjoy movies like this for their spirit, no pun intended. Its a decent, clean movie about a baseball team that's falling behind, and a young fan wishes for them to win, since his deadbeat dad said that was the only way he'd come back for him.

The spirit shines through in two ways: A funny cast with Danny Glover and a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the heavenly herald Al, taking the dynamic form of Christopher Lloyd. Its an energetic movie. It gets you smiling, and really involves you in the sport.

Therein lies my gripe. the one thing that kinda bugs me is these sports movies that kind of turn you into an unexpecting fan for the team. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I just find it odd that I should come away from the movie thinking the Angels are a strong, cool team, when really my base loyalty, such as it is, lies with the Toronto Blue Jays. It's interesting, really. If it's just a movie about an underdog kids team, then its okay.


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