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The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Boreanaz ...  Angel / ... 111 episodes, 1999-2004
Alexis Denisof ...  Wesley Wyndam-Pryce 101 episodes, 1999-2004
J. August Richards ...  Charles Gunn 91 episodes, 2000-2004
Charisma Carpenter ...  Cordelia Chase 92 episodes, 1999-2004
Andy Hallett ...  Lorne 76 episodes, 2000-2004
Amy Acker ...  Winifred Burkle / ... 70 episodes, 2001-2004
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Storyline

The vampire Angelus, now known as Angel, has a human soul, but committed terrible crimes in the past. Seeking forgiveness and trying to redeem himself, he moves from Sunnydale (and a relationship with Buffy Summers, of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") to Los Angeles, where he helps the downtrodden by thwarting the supernatural creatures that prey on them. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Lost souls saved nightly. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel: The Series See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(110 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to some reports, Seth Green said that he was never approached about reprising his role as Oz, had Angel gone to a sixth season. See more »

Goofs

For a large portion of season 5 Spike is incorporeal. He is not meant to be able to interact with physical objects, and is seen passing through people and walls. However as is the case in most scenarios of this nature, he is inexplicably able to sit in chairs or occasionally interact with larger set pieces. See more »

Quotes

Allen Doyle: If you need help, then look no further. Angel Investigations is the best. Our rats are low...
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Allen Doyle: It says rats... Our rates are low, but our standards are high. When the chips are down, and you're at the end of your rope, you need someone that you can count on. And that's what you'll find here. Someone who'll go all the way, who'll protect you no matter what. So don't lose hope. Come on over to our offices, and you'll see that there's still heroes in this world.'... Is that it? Am I done?
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Crazy Credits

During the first seconds of the opening credits, the red rim of a chalice in the background forms the shape of a halo over the name ANGEL. See more »

Alternate Versions

The R1 and R2-UK DVDs of season 2 are presented in widescreen (16:9), whereas the television broadcasts were not. They show an open matte image, which shows more on the left and the right side but sometimes even show crewmembers or other things that were not meant to be seen. They 4:3 framing is the one intended to be seen. See more »

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Angel
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Not Buffy, and somewhat better for it...
30 December 2013 | by chintanvora-605-405726See all my reviews

Angel had its links to Buffy, there were crossovers and tie ins, and the similarities at the start of the show were noticeable. But as the seasons progressed and the characters became darker and the plots heavier, it seemed what we were watching was not entirely the same. As times have progressed, it seems audiences desire a darker more gritty version of TV, with shows that don't shy away from the harsher aspects of life, the Wire to name one, are shows favoured for. Angel had its comedic episodes, but the over arching themes were of the dark fight against darkness, being forced into positions where the right path isn't always visible and the seeking of salvation. This show was brilliant, and though it has carried on in comics, it will be sorely missed.


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