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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Knox
... Maggie Nelson
... Mel Clark
... Al the Boss Angel
... Hank Murphy
... Ranch Wilder
... Roger Bomman
Milton Davis Jr. ... J.P.
... David Montagne
... Triscuitt Messmer
... Whitt Bass
... Ray Mitchell
... Danny Hemmerling
... Wally
... Ben Williams
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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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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,236,831
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Trivia

The movie centers around the California Angels in Anaheim, but was filmed at Oakland Coliseum, due to the fact that the NFL season was taking place, and the Los Angeles Rams were using the stadium in Anaheim. The Coliseum was not being used, as the Raiders had not yet returned to Oakland. The Rams would return to Los Angeles in 2016, twenty-two years after the film's release. See more »

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Just prior to the final game, a lady in the stands is shown with an Angels baseball cap, wings, and an angel costume on. Just seconds after, she is shown walking into the stands. 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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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

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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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Clean, fun, baseball...
30 December 2003 | by See 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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