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Angels Sing (2013)

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As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim McCanlies

Writers:

Lou Berney (screenplay by), Turk Pipkin (based on the novel by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Connick Jr. ... Michael Walker
Connie Britton ... Susan Walker
Chandler Canterbury ... David Walker
Fionnula Flanagan ... Ma
Lyle Lovett ... Griffin
Willie Nelson ... Nick
Kris Kristofferson ... The Colonel
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Maggie
Eloise DeJoria ... Laura
Dylan Summerall ... Young Uncle David
Brennan Barker Brennan Barker ... Young Michael
Deborah Cole Deborah Cole ... Theresa
Sara Hickman Sara Hickman ... Aunt Claire
Turk Pipkin ... Uncle Theo
Lidia Porto ... Rosalba
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Storyline

As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost. Written by Anonymous

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Christmas comes but once a year, but the memories last a lifetime.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Angels Sing See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Production Co:

When Angels Sing See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Harry Connick Jr is trying to take the large snowman upstairs, the snowman is smiling. When you see the head of the snowman being stuffed up the attic stairs, the top down shot shows the snowman frowning. May have been intentional to show the snowman's unhappiness. See more »

Goofs

After Michael dodges the reindeer and dives off of his bicycle with his back to the camera, one shoulder of the actor's (or stunt double's) hoodie is covered in leaves and twigs, and his other shoulder is clean. However, when the camera angle changes, his previously clean shoulder is now covered in leaves. See more »

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References A Christmas Story (1983) See more »

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Lots of Music and Singing
26 December 2013 | by Kburbank7-881-653572See all my reviews

A great family show with musical artists. My family enjoyed it. I rated it as high as I did because it is a quality Christmas production. There seems to be a limited number of plot lines for Christmas. This film had a bittersweet twist that gave more substance to it. It is definitely not a fluff movie. I found nothing offensive that would prevent viewing by a family. Willie Nelson's character, Nick adds a bit of whimsy to the story. Harry Connick plays a caring, intelligent father with a tender heart and a load of guilt. It is well balanced with music and acting, which I thought was credible. It is a new movie this season and I bought it not knowing anything about it except that it had a cast of monumental musical talent. I was not disappointed, although a little more singing by this talented cast would have been welcome. It's a sweet story, but not saccharin.


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