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Angels in the Outfield

Theatrical film release poster
Directed by William Dear
Produced by Irby Smith
Joe Roth
Roger Birnbaum
Written by Screenplay:
Holly Goldberg Sloan
1951 screenplay:
Dorothy Kingsley
George Wells
Starring Danny Glover
Tony Danza
Brenda Fricker
Ben Johnson
Jay O. Sanders
Christopher Lloyd
Music by Randy Edelman
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Editing by Bruce Green
Studio Caravan Pictures
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) July 15, 1994
Running time 102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Followed by Angels in the Endzone

Angels in the Outfield (known simply as Angels in some countries) is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features appearances from future stars, including Adrien Brody, Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Neal McDonough.

Unlike the original, which focused on the Pittsburgh Pirates as the team in heavenly need, the 1994 remake focuses on the California Angels, who started play ten years after the original film was released in 1951. The film does, however, make a connection to the Bucs by having its world premiere at the Pirates home at the time, Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.[1] The film spawned two direct-to-video sequels, Angels in the Endzone and Angels in the Infield.



Young foster children Roger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his friend J.P. (Milton Davis, Jr.) love to sneak into baseball games of the hopelessly dreadful California Angels.

Still in limited contact with his widower father, Roger asks when they will be a family again. His father replies sarcastically, "I'd say when the Angels win the pennant." Taking his father's words literally, Roger prays for God to help the Angels win.

The next time he and J.P. go to see a game, he sees a group of angels led by Al (Christopher Lloyd) helping the team. Although Roger can see the angels quite clearly, everyone else can only explain the seemingly impossible acts as freak occurrences.

Roger's unique ability to see which players are receiving help from angels leads the Angel's skeptical manager, George Knox (Danny Glover) to keep Roger around as a good luck charm/consultant. Due to the much needed help, the Angels start to win games and make a surprising second-half surge to the top of their division. Unfortunately, Roger's father permanently gives up custody of his son instead.

On the championship game none of the Angels show up to help the team. Later on Al explains that championships must be played without help from the Angels and that he was just checking Mel Clark who will be one of them soon (he's been a smoker for years and only has six months left to live). Through out the game Mel Clark has been in, but is getting tired after 159 pitches. Coach Knox goes in, everyone thinks he's going in to take him out, but instead goes in for some motivation.

The Angels ultimately win the final game of the regular season without the help of the angels and clinch the division pennant over the rival Chicago White Sox. The movie ends with George adopting both Roger and J.P. J.P. sees Al at the window and knew it could happen. Al circles around the house and says "We're always watching".


Box office

The film opened at #4 at the North American box office making $8,916,463 USD in its opening weekend.


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Angels in the Outfield (known simply as Angels in some countries) is a 1994 Disney film remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd. The film also featured appearances from future stars Adrien Brody and Matthew McConaughey.


George Knox

  • You don't think as the team, you don't play as the team, you don't even lose as the team!

Maggie Nelson

  • Miguel, you have to miss the baseball game tomorrow.
  • I'm sorry. Your social worker called and you have an interview.
  • I believe in the possiblity of miraculous things happening.
  • It's like you're saying it's okay to believe in God, but it's not okay to believe in angels. I thought they were on the same team.

Roger Bomman

  • Shut up, Miguel.


Mapel: [singing] We do it all summer / And it's a big bummer. / No matter who we play, / We give the game away / 'Cause we can't win. / That would be a sin. / We even lose the games / Before they begin...
George Knox: SAVE IT, MAPEL!!
[the team stares at him as he walks over to the snack table and throws it over]
Triscuitt Messmer: Bummer.
George Knox: One more loss! One more loss which could've been a win! And you call youselves "professionals"! I have never ever seen a worst group of 25 players! You don't think as a team, you don't play as a team, you don't even lose as a team! You all got your heads so far up your butts, you can't even see the light of day! One more loss and I'll [picks up chair]... and I'll do this [throws it at a baseball bat rack] each and every one of you!!
Whitt Bass: [bat hits him as he pulls his face back] Oh-ho-hoo! [bat hits him in head and has a blank look]
George Knox: I want you... here in uniform at 9 tomorrow! We're goin' back to work on fundamentals!!
Norton: Fundamentals!? In the middle of the season!?
Whitt Bass: [still with blank look] I thought the game started at 1?
George Knox: It does start at 1, and you're a jackass!!
Whitt Bass: No, I'm a pitcher.
José Martinez: You can be a pitcher and a jackass.
Pablo Garcia: Sí, it's very common.
Whitt Bass: Oh! [falls unconscious]
Miguel: I don't wanna go to the game. The Angels never win.
J.P.: I'm gonna go to the game. They could win. It could happen.
Miguel: Yeah! And you could drop dead after dinner... of food poisoning!
Roger: Leave him alone!!
Maggie: Boys!! Hey, look what we've got for dessert. Jell-O.
J.P.: Yay!!
Miguel: It's not really Jell-O. It's cat-brains with food coloring in it. She kills them at night and feeds it to us to save money.
Roger: Shut up, Miguel!!
Maggie: Roger. You know we do not use those words in this house.
Miguel: [imitating a cat] Meow!
Maggie: You know I wouldn't put any food coloring on my cat-brains.

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