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Unlikely Angel (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | TV Movie 17 December 1996
Dolly Parton portrayed a country music performer who meets an untimely demise, but cannot enter heaven until she performs a good deed back on Earth, to get a workaholic widower and his ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Switzer

Writers:

Catherine Ann Jones (story) (as Katherine Ann Jones), Liz Coe (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dolly Parton ... Ruby Diamond
Roddy McDowall ... Saint Peter
Brian Kerwin ... Ben Bartilson
Allison Mack ... Sarah Bartilson
Eli Marienthal ... Matthew Bartilson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shelly Lenna Bauerly ... Angel in Choir
Ricki Dale Ricki Dale ... Secretary
Maria del Mar ... Allison
Matt Lincoln Matt Lincoln ... Tree Farm Worker
James Lurie ... Maitre'd
Frances Peach Frances Peach ... Bingo Lady
Gary Sandy ... Charlie
Terrie Snell ... Church Lady
Jana Stave Jana Stave ... Honky Tonk Woman
Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Security Guard
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Storyline

Dolly Parton portrayed a country music performer who meets an untimely demise, but cannot enter heaven until she performs a good deed back on Earth, to get a workaholic widower and his children back together again for Christmas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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christmas | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unlikely Angel See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Musically, the title song is a retread of Dolly Parton's 1987 song "More Than I Can Say". See more »

Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Deja Vu
(Also listed as "Deja view")
Written by Shelly Lenna Bauerly
Performed by Shelly Lenna Bauerly
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an enjoyable fil
30 July 2003 | by MichaelLee1991See all my reviews

i wanted to see this first movie when it came on lifetime but i was really to busy to see it.i mean i'm 12 years old and i like this movie.i mean it's a real family tradition movie this is my third favorite dolly parton movie of course number 2 being 9 to 5 and my first being stragiht talk but i mean this movie it isn't like the other dolly parton movies.i really liked this movie and i would recommand it to dollly parton fans.


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