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A Rumor of Angels (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2001 (France)
An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.


Peter O'Fallon




Complete credited cast:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Maddy Bennett
Ray Liotta ... Nathan Neubauer
Catherine McCormack ... Mary Neubauer
Trevor Morgan ... James Neubauer
Ron Livingston ... Uncle Charlie
George Coe ... Dr. Sam Jenkins
Michelle Grace Michelle Grace ... Lillian Neubauer
Karsen Liotta ... James as Infant
Colin Rogers Colin Rogers ... James as a young boy


An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, an accident scene and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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FANTASTIC! Extremely touching!
30 July 2002 | by little_sexy_katieSee all my reviews

A Rumor of Angels is a very well made movie! The story is unique, in that a young boy and older woman form a relationship and become best friends which is something you dont see in Hollywood very often! The acting is perfect, I could not find fault in anything the actors did, Trevor Morgan as James turns in the best performance of his career and leaves me in tears on more than one occaision. Vanessa Redgrave as usual is phenomenal, she pulls you deep into a character who on the outside seems hard and bitter but is really full of life and love. Ray Liotta, Catherine McCormack and Ron Livingston put in strong performances as a father still caught uo in his own grief, a stepmom trying to connect with James and an uncle who offers comical relief while still giving good advice. The setting is gorgeous, the direction is perfect. I like this independant movie because unlike all the big huge Hollywood blockbuster it has heart and soul and you can really see that.


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Release Date:

2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,766, 3 February 2002

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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