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Unlikely Angel (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 »

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Michael Switzer

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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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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 | See all certifications »

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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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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 »

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Spoofs The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Unlikely Angel
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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Its a Christmas Movie. No more. No less.
7 December 2007 | by loudbikeSee all my reviews

More for Dolly's fans than for those who crave Roddy McDowell.

Light hearted with a ton of clichés, but what part of Christmas Movie don't you understand. Ingredients include, 1 Single (widowed) Dad. 2 kids with attitude 1 Large chested country singer and a dash of Roddy McDowell as St Peter. Its predictable and almost too cute at times, and as another review suggests, Dolly's wardrobe is not exactly classic Edith Head, but it does keep her in character.

It'll leave you happier than hours of TV crime, deceit,violence, or Jerry Springer. (BUT so will Bourbon & Prozac for those who feel they are above the "Non Classic" Xmas fare)


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