City of Angels

April 10th, 1998







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Plot
Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 6.5/10 (53,174 voted)

Critic's Score: 54/100

Director: Brad Silberling

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher

Storyline
Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.

Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke

Cast:
Nicolas Cage - Seth
Meg Ryan - Dr. Maggie Rice
Andre Braugher - Cassiel
Dennis Franz - Nathaniel Messinger
Colm Feore - Jordan Ferris
Robin Bartlett - Anne
Joanna Merlin - Teresa Messinger
Sarah Dampf - Susan
Rhonda Dotson - Susan's Mother
Nigel Gibbs - Doctor
John Putch - Man in Car
Lauri Johnson - Woman in Car
Christian Aubert - Foreign Visitor in Car
Jay Patterson - Air Traffic Controller
Shishir Kurup - Jimmy, Anesthesiologist

Taglines: She didn't believe in angels until she fell in love with one.



Details

Official Website: Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 10 April 1998

Filming Locations: Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,369,048 (USA) (12 April 1998) (2212 Screens)

Gross: $101,700,000 (Worldwide) (18 October 1998) (except USA)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the "falling" sequence near the end of the film, Seth's memories are shown. One of them is of a pregnant woman. This woman was portrayed by Elisabeth Shue, though you only see her stomach.

Goofs:
Continuity: When Maggie is putting away her name badge after meeting Seth in Messenger's room, her fingers are all behind the badge. In the next shot, her index finger is in front of it, touching her name.

Quotes:
Maggie Rice: Those eyes. The way he looked right... right down into me.



User Review

Very Romantic ... Very Good ...

Rating:

I thought City Of Angels was very good. I'm usually very critical towards movies, but City Of Angels got to me. Meg Ryan usually plays in Romantic Comedy's (Sleepless in seatle, You've got mail) but this time, City Of Angels, admittedly a Romantic film, but it isn't a comedy. Far from it, it's a drama in all of its aspects. And Meg Ryan converts to that change very well. She acts great in this movie. It wasn't an easy part for her, there is a lot of crying involved, and a lot of dramatic moments in her characters life.

As goes for Nicolas Cage's character. Oh my god, he plays Seth with such excellence. Really, i don't think that anyone else could play the part as great as he did. The way he looks, the way he moves .. so cool.

Ok the storyline is a little unbeleivable, but you musn't be held back by that fact. Just beleive the unbeleivable. Just go with the plot, and follow the movie closely.

I'm not suggesting that City Of Angels is the best in it's sort. It won't win any oscars, but what i am saying, is that it's a nice movie, with great actors, great music and a good storyline which rolls towards very emotional ending.

You won't be dissapointed.









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