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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.

Director:

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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It Could Happen. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene with the baseball game on television features former St. Louis Cardinals/Chicago White Sox/Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rick Horton (appearing in archive footage from the actual game). See more »

Goofs

When Roger and George Knox are talking by the dugout, about what types of signals to use, the strap of Roger's binoculars is alternately twisted/untwisted between shots. 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

Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: City of Angels (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Hippy Hippy Shake
Written by Chan Romero (as Robert L. Romero)
Performed by The Swinging Blue Jeans (as Swinging Blue Jeans)
Courtesy of EMI Records, USA, A Division of ERG
Under License from CEMA Special Markets
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User Reviews

 
Sometimes you can forget how enjoyable a film is if you don't watch it enough.
21 February 2005 | by mrgray83See all my reviews

That was definitely the case with Angels in the Outfield. It was on TV last night and I believe I hadn't seen the film since my sophomore year in high school and I'm now in my 4th year of college. Although the film has many flaws, it is just so touching that you can't help but sit down, watch it, and enjoy yourself. It is also hilarious. Danny Glover's ranting is just so over the top that you can't help but laugh out loud at him at most time. It adds to the film and I'm sure it's exactly what the director wanted. You actually feel for the characters in the film even though the development isn't the best. A must see. I highly recommend.

8/10


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