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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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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come in una favola 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

link=nm0000573] starred in the sitcom Heavens to Betsy (1994), which featured a nearly identical plot, with her recently-deceased character trying to earn her wings to get into heaven. Six episodes were produced, but various production problems plagued the show and ultimately, it never aired on television. See more »

Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Unlikely Angel
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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dolly is the greatest
1 July 2004 | by k.mckay2See all my reviews

I had never seen dolly in a movie,until seeing 9 to 5 and that was very good,but this movie,I'm not a great lover of this type of film and was apprehensive about,but after a couple of minutes and hearing dolly's fantastic voice I was completely sold. The film is the usual type,but dolly make it come to life. I go to nearly everyone of dolly's shows when she come to england.I would recommend this to any dolly fan,it's the best. The songs and the acting ability show by dolly is very good,she is a born actress of the highest quality. Long may she adorn the silvery screen and keep her fans happy we could be better it we had dolly over in england

Peter Mckay


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