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This effects-heavy, 1994 remake of the 1951 film starring Janet Leigh and Keenan Wynn is all computer-generated pizzazz, with none of the charm or imagination of the original. Aimed squarely at children this time, the story focuses on a boy who gets some divine intervention on behalf of his favorite ball club. Christopher Lloyd plays the head angel, and Danny Glover is good as the team's manager, but the real star of the film--for better or worse--is the software that makes a glowing, celestial presence on the field seem real. --Tom Keogh
Catch the movie that flew over the fence and into the hearts of millions of cheering fans! It's Disney's ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD, the feel-good film of the year about a young boy praying for a father -- and a struggling baseball team praying for a pennant. Danny Glover plays George Knox, the frustrated coach of the California Angels, a ragtag team of major-league misfits who are down on their luck. But things begin to look up when 11-year-old Roger, their biggest fan, starts giving Knox some winning tips from a real live angel named Al (Christopher Lloyd). The team miraculously climbs back into the pennant race ... all the while learning to believe in themselves. With its heavenly mix of outrageous comedy, dazzling special effects, and amazing baseball action, Disney's ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD is an entertainment home run for the whole family!
- Disney at it's best
A spiritual film is what you could name it.Angels really have a presence on the field.They affect how the Basball Team the Angels play.They can help make dazzling catches and hits.Sounds unbelievedle.It is! To better understand the film you have to have imganination.A Christian know Angels do exsict So it's easy for them to not be cynical.Now..I know Angels don't do all those crazy stunts.But it's a very touching moment when Danny Glover the Angel informs his mystic friend Roger,A boy whose father left him,that one of the teamates is going to die and become a basball angel.He knows this six monthes before it happens.It really helps a person to think about divinity.As the foster mother says,players often pray before their big moment to God,so why are Angels running around so strange.Actually a thought provaking film Great for Families.(I heard a reviewer on Amazon critizes the boy Roger for believing his father will take him back if the Angels win the Penent.Geez,He's a child,clinging onto a lost hope.One in despair will ask for the impossible.And the Impossible happened.Just not the way Roger expected!...more info
- 0 Stars for the Movie. 5 Stars for the Dogface!
First off I wanted to say that I hate this movie. The only good thing is dogface. I just like looking at the cover to see wrinkley ol' dogface. Some times I cut his picture out and feed him dogfood. Jeez, this movie sucks. Danny Glover?! Where's that one other guy from lethal weapon?! AND NO GARY BUSEY?! YOU B@#%#$@*!!!!! But i gotta give 'em points for the dogface. No dogface no movie. That dogface.....i liked himm......loved.....funny...when....remember that one part....
PS:Dogface is Danza. I loved the dogdace. A wrinkley guy playin baseball?! Sounds like a sitcom!!!!!! Or a bad movie!...more info
- watch the original instead
I enjoyed this movie, but I have to say that I still prefer the original. Although you didn't get the special effects in the original, the story and acting were much better and you didn't have the cheesy arm flapping scenes....more info
- Absolutely Enjoyable
Even though this is an older movie, I never get tired of watching it. It's a heartwarming story that brings smiles to your face and tears to your eyes. A great movie for the young and the young at heart....more info
- IT COULD HAPPEN!!!!
This movie is AWESOME!!!!!! When future generations use this movie as their blueprint for living, they will recognize the untold wondrosity of Roger and JP's relationship, the acting debuts of Matthew Mcaughany and Adrien Brody, and a sparkling star turn by Delmot Mulroney as the deadbeat dad. Not to mention noted thespians Tony Danza and Danny Glover!!!The following are some sparkling lines of dialogue.
"IT COULD HAPPEN!!!"---stated 7 different times
"IT'S GOD'S THUMBNAIL!!!"--JP
"THE FOOTPRINTS OF AN ANGEL ARE LOVE!!!"---Maggie
"UHM, DAVID, WHERE ARE THE NACHOS??? I'M SAVING THEM FOR LATER!!!"---JP and David...more info
- Angels in the Outfield
I give it 5 stares it is very good for younger grand children ages 2 1/2 to 7 or older very good movie...more info
- purchase of used movie
The used DVD we purchased was in excellent condition and arrived in 4 days. I will use this service again!...more info
- It must've been that chili dog I ate before the game.
A tale of two orphans.
Roger and JP are two lovable, bland,
parentless, baseball lovers who battle
the courts, the league, and even the
Voice of the Angels to get a rich dad to
It's a good thing the Angels only had
to win the pennant cause Mel Clark's
arm couldn't take it.
- Great inspirational family film
For any family who enjoys the pasttime of baseball, this film is a fun and enjoyable watch for all. It has enough imagination and action to capture the little ones and enough humor to keep Mom and Dad interested. But more than that, the film is about the power to change for the better, which is a great lesson at any age. Some of the language might be a bit rough for the youngest ones, but if watched as a family, a parent can use the film as an opportunity to explain the value of good choices in life. ...more info
- Classic disney
Angels in the Outfield is the classic disney movie. The movie has a pretty good story with Roger and JP leading the way as foster children. The movie has many very funny scenes, especially one of my favorites which is when the guy buys them food and drinks at the game, but puts their nachos in his seat so he can have hands to give out the drinks and other food. Then Roger says "wheres the nachos" and he sits right on them. "im saving them for later" is his answer. Makes me laugh all the time for some reason. Danny Glover delivers a great performance as the "pissed off coach, coaching a horrible team"...But with Gods angels helping the real life baseball angels, the team is no longer horrible. Very good movie, kids will DEFINITELY enjoy it. Its the classic underdog tale that many kid oriented sports movies of the 90's are about. (Mighty Ducks, Little Giants, Big Green, etc.) highly recommended!...more info
- take me out to the ball game
A little boy has the power to see angels. The head Angel is a guy he can call Al he doesn't look like an angel cause you don't see his wings he even's wear regular cloths. The whole purpose for the angels coming is the boy prayed for the Angels Baseball team to win a game it turns out their hear to help them win several games everytime the boy goes to a game thats why the baseball coach order them to enter every game....more info
- Heart-warming Story for Children & Children at Heart
Two foster children, Roger and JP, go to the Angels ballgame. The Angels are losing, but Roger sees an angel behind the ball-players who have the best plays. He eventually convinces the manager to put certain players into the game. His choices seem to be the players who have not proven themselves all year. The ball game announcer mocks the decisions but is amazed as they perform the most unusual outstanding maneuvers which turns the luck of the team into winners. Knox, the manager, is finally convinced that Roger sees something and reluctantly follows his suggestions which keeps the Angels on a winning streak.
Both Roger and JP are foster-children of Maggie. Soon after one of the children in the foster home has been adopted, Roger goes for a custody hearing. There he discovers his own dad does not want him. Roger is given to the state of California for custody. Roger's hearing takes place on the day of a crucial game. He can not make it and without his help the Angels lose. Nonetheless, the Angels made it to the World Series. Knox is worried since he lost the previous game whether or not his team can win. It turns out Roger meets the head angel-in-the-outfield who lets him in on a secret, Mel Clark, the pitcher has cancer and only 6 months left to live, however he does not know it yet. It turns out that the Angels playing in the World Series are not permitted to receive help from the angels-in-the-outfield. The ball players must win this one on their own power ...
Needless to say, one can guess the ending ... However, the plot thickens, as the announcer of the ball game suspects some trick in the Angels winning streak. He tells the newspapers that the manager believes their winning streak is due to divine intervention, in the form of angels. Due to this revelation, the owner of the team wants to fire the manager. Just when Knox intends to announce his resignation at a news conference, there is an unexpected turn of events. The ball players stick together and each stands up declaring, if the manager leaves so will they. The team goes on to win the World Series and the foster children reeive a big surprise, too. They are adopted by an unlikely "father". This story will touch the heart of children and adults alike. It is a "feel good" story filled with poignant moments and heart-warming results. Erika Borsos (erikab93)...more info
- "Should keep children very entertained...adults may like it..."
This is the kind of stuff Disney needs to consistently produce, because "Angels in the Outfield" just happens to be a pretty good movie. One day a foster child named Roger asks the man who was once his father, "When are we gonna be a family again?" The man's response is, "I'd say when the Angels win the pennant," and with that, he leaves the boy behind.
Of course, Roger doesn't really catch his Dad's sarcasm, so he then asks God to help his favorite baseball team, the California Angels, win the pennant. Soon after, Roger actually SEES angels coming from the sky to help his team prevail.
What follows is a sports-fantasy that should keep children very entertained, which makes the film a success, for children are obviously its target audience, but adults may like it as well. The movie's special effects are indeed special, and the story provides a nice, uplifting ending. Danny Glover is good as the Angels' manager, while Christopher Lloyd provides plenty of comedic moments as Al, the head angel. Look for acting legend Ben Johnson in a brief role as the owner of the team. ...more info
- dreams come alive!
I loved this movie. I thought the acting was very strong and the story was inspiring. Roger and JP are two young boys living in a foster home under the care of the kindhearted Maggie. JP is your typical adorable and happy-go-lucky (for the most part) kid, but Roger is still hoping that his messed-up father will come back for him. Apparently, Roger's father tells him that he will only come back if the California Angels baseball team--the worst team in the league--wins the pennant. So, Roger becomes an instant fan, and he and JP begin to follow the team. Manager George Knox is bullheaded and about ready to pack up and leave until Roger starts to see angels who just might be able to carry the team where they need to go. All in all, it is just a very good film that has something powerful to say about having faith, pulling together as a team, and forming your own family bonds when the ones that you have are broken.I recommend this one 100%, and it is worth every cent of your money....more info
- Angels help California win season; Hell freezes over
Not-very-good remake about a last-place baseball team(the then-California Angels; the now-ANAHEIM Angels, thanks to Disney) which gets their help from Heaven all thanks to a little boy who just wants his father back.
Innocuous plotting and dialogue doesn't help much and why in the HECK would anyone want their kids to think that angels are biased spirits who help random sports teams CHEAT?!? Imagine explaining to your child that the very reason he didn't win was because there were no angels there to help his or her team...
I suppose all that wasn't the point, however. The movie just suffers from over-silliness and shows us that even though we have needless suffering throughout the planet, God will take his angels and let them play ball in order to help a child in need of role model(even though his sweet caregiver will do nicely). And can somebody tell me what kind of an orphanage will let their children go to a baseball game day after day even if it means travelling all over the CONTINENT???
The least favorite of all my favorite sports-movies is still okay for kids but I'm not entirely sure they'll fall for it either.
Followed by "Angels in the Endzone"(from Disney's quickee-department) and the enomously idiotic "Angels in the Infield"(from the part of Disney's department that's headed by six-year-olds)....more info
- Angels in the Outfield
This was a replacement video for the first one that our disabled son wore out. He loves this movie!!!! The first copy was probably watched a thousand times.Angels in the Outfield...more info
- Love the Angels
A real classic and enjoyed by everyone in the family. It is a movie that we can gather together to watch....more info
- Great baseball movie
I have seen this movie several times and never get tired of it. The acting in the movie is great and the story is cool too.
Roger and JP are two children who live in a foster-home with a kind woman name Maggie. Roger and JP are in love with baseball and the local Anaheim Angels who play only a few blocks from their home. They sneak into every game that they are able to, to watch their beloved team. Roger, however feels sad quite often because he wants to be back with his troubled father. His father made a deal with him that he'd be back to pick him up if the Angels ever won the pennant. During one game Roger see's angels in the outfield helping a player making a catch, and at the plate, helping them hit. But nobody else can see them, not even JP. After they tell the manager about this he has Roger motions to him whenever he sees the angels. Then the Angels start winning after starting off the season very slow. With the help of the angels that Roger sees they win the pennant. Roger gets very sad because he will have to leave Maggie and JP, but his troubled father never comes to pick him up which breaks his heart.
If you are looking for a great, funny baseball movie with a fantasy twist you should check out Angels in the Outfield....more info
- good quality, fast service.
i ordered 2 dvd's just days before the Christmas rush, and they both arrived with time to spare in wonderful condition. A+!...more info
- The Angels & The Angels
I used to watch this film many times when I was young. Now, I see it again, and I still admire it. It's a heartfelt experience that can be shared by children, parents, and relatives (both near and distant). It's both comedic and dramatic, and there's plenty of good special effects. Maybe it's because I'm an Angels fan, but this never gets old. I'd recommend this to any Angels fan, and to those who believe in God & angels from heaven....more info
- "And remember, we're always watching"
Everytime i watch this movie i laugh histerically, and feel good about myself. I recommend this film to everyone and anyone within reading distance of this review....more info
- Beautiful, Wonderful and Very Enjoyable
This is one film I am aiming to get on DVD. But even on VHS, this film sparkles. The cynical amazon review talks about the effects heavy side of the film, but I guess I must have seen another film, since I thought that the material was treated with respect, and done as unobtrusively as you can possibly do with the appearance of Angels.
The cast is excellent, and I feel that this film works in a great way, not simply because it is a Disney film. Forget the comments that slate this film as cheezy, or sugary... it is just plain wonderful.
The brief appearance of the kid's Dad is memorable in retrospect, since it is played by the actor who also appears in ABOUT SCHMIDT, and does a wonderful job there as well.
Danny Glover fills an absolutely brilliant role as the coach, and eventually fills bigger shoes in the lives of the two main children.
Tony Danza plays a very accessable role as a "has-been" pitcher, who is given one final moment of glory thanks to the magic of the Angels, and the intercession of the young child lead ( you can see why when you watch the film). It is all very heart warming stuff in many ways, and whilst it has a lesson or two for many people, it is mainly very fine entertainment.
Christopher Lloyd does a great job as the lead Angel, and the ancilliary Angels are great as well.
This is one immensely beautiful film....more info
- An entertaining charming fantasy.
When a 11 year old boy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) lives in a foster home, while his broking down father (Dermot Murloney) cannot takes him. While the boy love of Baseball, his favorite team is the Angels. His wish is to live with his father. But his wish comes true, when he seems true Angels helping the Baseball team a lift.
Directed by William Dear (Harry and the Hendersons) brings a familiar but enjoyable fantasy. Starring also:Danny Glover, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd (Playing the lead true Angel), Brenda Fricker, Jay 0. Sanders and Mitlon Davis Jr. Watch for Matthew Mc Conaughey as One of the Bestball Players. Grade:B+....more info
- Disney still don't get it......
Here is yet another DVD from Disney which has yet to take advantage of the wonders of this media format. They have taken a movie which I loved on VHS placed it on DVD widescreen anamorphic in menus ONLY! THE MOVIE IS IN LETTERBOX..The colors and picture quality are not bad, but why not just do it right the first time.
They just don't get it.
Alan Miller...more info
- Sentimental, Touching, and Sure to Make You Smile
While it's true that this movie has a high quantity of cheeziness, in this case it works. This movie reminds you that all things happen for a reason, even if you can't see it right away, it shows the value of beleiving, and it restores your faith in people.
The cast is very well chosen. All of the characters are well established, with very definite personalities, and all of the actors step up and fill their shoes nicely. Your heart will be touched a thousand times over during the course of this movie. You'll laugh, and you'll cry, and when the movie's over you'll feel like maybe the world is a little bit better place.
The film is greatly suited for children, as it doesn't involve the sort of foul humour that so many movies do now. It's just good old fashioned fun, as any baseball movie should be. There IS a heavy dose of morals in the mix. Beyond the over-all theme of believing in yourself, and having faith that God has a greater plan, the film also touches on the dangers of smoking, and how unnecessary profanity is.
Many scenes in this movie are truly beautiful and inspiring. Everytime the crowd stands up to flap their arms in support of Mel Clark (Tony Danza) I can't help but shed a tear, and when Roger's prayers are answered and he gets a family my heart melts all over again.
This movie is truly among the most uplifting of children's movies....more info
- GREAT MOVIE
Definitely a good family flick, not slow or dull..lots of fun to watch......more info
- Good Movie
Good movie for my nephew. Arrived in perfect new condition and everyone was satisfied....more info
- "Championships Have To Be Won On There Own, It's A Rule"
In an attempt to repeat the magic and financial success they had with `The Mighty Ducks' (92) two years previously, Disney turned their attention to major league baseball and the hometown Angels. Deciding to do a remake of the '51 film `Angels in the Outfield' which starred Paul Douglas they had all they needed available right from the beginning; a tried and true storyline to work from and access to a local, professional baseball team. What could make things more perfect? Well how about the fact that the team in question just happened to be named the Angels fitting perfectly into the title and theme of the proposed film! Ahh..., the genius of the Disney machine is a beautiful thing to observe isn't it?
The end result of their endeavors, `Angels in the Outfield' is definitely a kid friendly film that the whole family can not only enjoy but the wise parent may even be able to use some aspects of the storyline as "teachable moments" with their children. Maybe a conversation on the plight of the orphan and the importance of parenting might be in order, or on a more personal, human potential level how confidence in yourself and your own abilities can lead to miraculous achievements? if you're more spiritually oriented you may wish to use the film to initiate a discussion on the existence and function of angels and the role of faith? One that immediately comes to mind is the warning that smoking is hazardous to your health (remember at the end when Al (Christopher Lloyd) the boss angel informs Roger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) that one of the players will be playing for the REAL Angels soon due to his twenty year smoking habit). Leave it to Disney to not only entertain, but instruct (I hope you realize I'm being facetious). ...more info
- Pretty sappy stuff
Foster-child Roger (Joseph Gordon-Leavitt) prays for the California Angels to win the pennant in the mistaken belief that it will lead to reconciliation with his father (Dermot Mulroney). Angels begin to intervene on the Angels' behalf, bringing hope, faith, and a renewed sense of self-worth to bitter manager George Knox (Danny Glover) and his clumsy team. Diabetics should avoid this film at all costs. It goes for easy sentimentality every step of the way, leading to a very predictable outcome. Kids may like it, though I don't want to be the one to explain why God would pick sides in a sports contest, especially since He and His angels ought to be well aware that answering Roger's prayers will not lead to the outcome he so desperately desires. Oh well, if you can put your brain on hold and get misty-eyed over a stadium full of spectators flapping their arms like angels, you ought to have a good time....more info
- 3rd Rock kid when he was 10--great sweet film!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt carries this movie. He's the kid who sees angels, and whose heart brings hope to the cellar-dwelling Angels and Manager Danny Glover. It'll make you laugh and cry, and believe that it's a good idea to stick around for the miracle. Get it for your kids and grandkids....more info
- Angels in the Outfield
This is a great movie and the matter in which I got the dvd was great! The price was right also, including the shipping charges....more info
- Disney, What Did You Expect?
This movie is not funny (unless you like to watch people to fall down), it's not charming, it's not warm, it's not good. Like most movies of their genre, the acting is very second rate. I could only see liking for nostalgic reasons. The same recycled plot really doesn't capture anything here. The Disney machine cranks out another loser....more info
Im 14 now and I still love to watch this great classic baseball movie! If you like this you will probably like The Sandlot and the other two angel in the.. movies....more info
- Baseball fans
of all ages will enjoy this movie. I purchased it for my 8 y.o. grandson and he was delighted....more info
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