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Angels in America 

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Playwright Tony Kushner adapted his political epic about the A.I.D.S. crisis during the mid 1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Al Pacino ...  Roy Cohn 6 episodes, 2003
Mary-Louise Parker ...  Harper Pitt 6 episodes, 2003
Jeffrey Wright ...  Mr. Lies / ... 6 episodes, 2003
Justin Kirk ...  Prior Walter / ... 6 episodes, 2003
Ben Shenkman ...  Louis Ironson 6 episodes, 2003
Meryl Streep ...  Hannah Pitt / ... 6 episodes, 2003
Patrick Wilson ...  Joe Pitt 5 episodes, 2003
Brian Markinson ...  Martin Heller 5 episodes, 2003
Emma Thompson ...  Nurse Emily / ... 5 episodes, 2003
James Cromwell ...  Roy's Doctor 4 episodes, 2003
Melissa Wilder Melissa Wilder ...  Louis's Sister 4 episodes, 2003
Fatima Da Silva Fatima Da Silva ...  Cousin Doris 4 episodes, 2003
Florence Kastriner ...  Louis' Mother 4 episodes, 2003
Howard Pinhasik ...  Louis' Father 4 episodes, 2003
Robin Weigert ...  Mormon Mother 3 episodes, 2003
David Zayas ...  Super 3 episodes, 2003
Flotilla Debarge Flotilla Debarge ...  Singer in Church 3 episodes, 2003
Sterling Brown Sterling Brown ...  Orderly 3 episodes, 2003
Lisa LeGuillou Lisa LeGuillou ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 2003
Shawn Bartels Shawn Bartels ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
Brian Dougherty Brian Dougherty ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
Mary Esbjornson Mary Esbjornson ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
Barbara Fusco Barbara Fusco ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
Serafina Martino Serafina Martino ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
Steven Edward Moore Steven Edward Moore ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
Christopher Schuman Christopher Schuman ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
Reldalee Wagner Reldalee Wagner ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
Matthew Yohn Matthew Yohn ...  Mennonite Choir Members 3 episodes, 2003
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Storyline

God has abandoned Heaven. It's 1985: the Reagans are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of A.I.D.S. In Manhattan, Prior Walter (Justin Kirk) tells Louis (Ben Shenkman), his lover of four years, he's ill; Louis bolts. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Louis. Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), an attorney who is Mormon and Republican, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn (Al Pacino) toward a job at the Justice Department. Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and access. Pitt's wife Harper (Mary-Louise Parker) is strung out on Valium, aching to escape a sexless marriage. An angel invites Prior to be a prophet in death. Pitt's mother and Belize (Jeffrey Wright), a close friend, help Prior choose. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Official Sites:

HBO

Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English | Hebrew | Aramaic | Yiddish | French

Release Date:

7 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angels in America See more »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene in the bar with Joe Pitt and Roy Cohn, the piano in the background is playing a slow-tempo jazz version of the Angels in America main theme. See more »

Goofs

In the scene between Joe and Hanna at the Mormon visitors center while the 2 characters are arguing it's supposed to be raining outside, but if you look close you can see sunshine in the background and a woman walking in shorts. See more »

Quotes

[Hannah Pitt approaches a Homeless Woman]
Hannah Pitt: Excuse me. I said excuse me. Can you tell me where I am? Is this Brooklyn? Do you know a Pineapple Street or is there some train or bus I...?
[sets down bags exaustedly]
Hannah Pitt: I'm lost. I just arrived from Salt Lake City.
[beet]
Hannah Pitt: Utah? I took the bus I was told to take and I got off... well it was the very last stop so I had to get off and I asked the driver was this Brooklyn and he nodded yes. But he was from one of those foreign countries where they think it's ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Person Generally in Charge of Everything Aaron Geller See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Elementary School Musical (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Shall We Gather At The River?
(hymn written in 1864)
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lowry (1826-1899)
Performed by Meryl Streep and choir
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shocked
4 March 2005 | by amlebSee all my reviews

I am by far the youngest to submit a comment about "Angels in America" and I must say that all the negative comments are ridiculous. I have never been so moved by a film since I watched "David and Lisa." The acting was superb and the script was beyond beautiful. I can not for the LIFE of me understand why people would be offended by the film. With all the homosexuality aside, the direction, cinematography, and writing has been the best that I have seen to EVER come out of HBO let alone a Miniseries. Why can't any of you who hated the movie so much step back and appreciate it for what it really is, a great piece of art.

"Angels in America" was inspiring, touching, and beautiful and I wish they made it longer!


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