City of Angels
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City of Angels

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Director: Brad Silberling

Cast: Brad Silberling, Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher

     
 

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An angel must decide if love is more important than eternal peace in this Americanized adaptation of Wim Wenders' modern classic Wings of Desire. Seth (Nicholas Cage) is an angel who hovers over the city of Los Angeles, listening to people's thoughts, observing their lives, and guiding them to the next world when they die. While Seth and his fellow angels try…  See more details below

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An angel must decide if love is more important than eternal peace in this Americanized adaptation of Wim Wenders' modern classic Wings of Desire. Seth (Nicholas Cage) is an angel who hovers over the city of Los Angeles, listening to people's thoughts, observing their lives, and guiding them to the next world when they die. While Seth and his fellow angels try to offer comfort to people as they can, they are discouraged from direct contact with humans and are usually invisible to them. While at a hospital, Seth sees Maggie (Meg Ryan), a dedicated heart surgeon who attempts to save the life of a patient Seth was to call upon. Maggie is distraught after the patient passes, and her agony touches something inside the reserved Seth; he finds himself falling in love with her, and he decides to make himself visible so he can communicate with her. As Maggie gets to know the strange visitor in black who has suddenly appeared in her life, she finds herself torn between her new feelings for Seth and her attachment to her fiancé Jordan (Colm Feore), a fellow doctor. Seth, on the other hand, has a serious choice to make -- between immortality and giving it up in order to know both the pleasures and pains of being a human being. City of Angels also stars Dennis Franz as Messinger, a patient at the hospital who has some important advice for Seth. The film's soundtrack featured two Top Ten hits, "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and "Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
UPC:
0883929085149
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
11,981

Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind-the-scenes documentaries; Deleted scenes with commentaries; Music videos by the Goo Goo Dolls and U2; Interview with Alanis Morissette and Peter Gabriel; Alternate music-only track with Gabriel Yared commentary; 2 feature-length audio commentaries; One with director Brad Silberling; The other with producer Charles Roven and screenwriter Dana Stevens; 5 theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Seth
Meg Ryan Maggie
Andre Braugher Cassiel
Dennis Franz Messinger
Colm Feore Jordan
Robin Bartlett Anne
Joanna Merlin Teresa
Sarah Dampf Susan
Deirdre O'Connell Mrs. Balford

Technical Credits
Brad Silberling Director
Bob Cavallo Executive Producer
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Glazer Associate Producer
Sony Pictures Imageworks Special Effects
John Nelson Special Effects Supervisor
Lilly Kilvert Production Designer,Production Manager
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Jeff Levine Associate Producer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Charles James Newirth Executive Producer
Michele Panelli-Venetis Asst. Director
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
Charles Roven Producer
David Rubin Casting
John Seale Cinematographer
Douglas Segal Co-producer
Kelley Smith-Wait Co-producer
Dawn Steel Producer
Dana Stevens Screenwriter
John Warnke Art Director
Gabriel Yared Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- City of Angels
1. Susan's Visitor [3:25]
2. Listening In [3:25]
3. Smooth Operator [4:25]
4. Eye Contact? [1:58]
5. I'm Sorry [2:37]
6. No Need to See Us [1:41]
7. Who We're Fighting With [2:47]
8. The Library [1:45]
9. Messinger [1:11]
10. Out of Her Hands [4:08]
11. Maggie's Visitor [4:07]
12. "Feelin' Love" [2:55]
13. Definitely Beeped [5:12]
14. Taste of a Pear [1:18]
15. Powerful Feelings [3:25]
16. I Know You're There [1:51]
17. Just Look at Me [2:26]
18. Serendipitous [2:19]
19. Gift of Free Will [2:28]
20. Music Unheard [3:46]
21. A Kiss Unfelt [3:57]
22. Is This Heaven? [2:59]
23. Inconceivable [3:19]
24. 'Til I Fall Asleep [3:45]
25. I Just Knew [1:29]
26. Jordan Proposes [1:45]
27. Because I Did It [1:53]
28. Seth Falls [4:42]
29. New Sensations [2:40]
30. Where's Maggie? [1:53]
31. Hard Knocks [1:23]
32. Tahoe-Bound [2:05]
33. We Fit Together [4:38]
34. Spreading Wings [3:49]
35. The Accident [1:29]
36. What She Liked Best [2:29]
37. Life Carries On [1:48]
38. One Breath [2:03]
39. The Taste of Life [1:52]
40. Dedication [6:41]

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City of Angels 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The images in this movie stay with you for a very long time. It is mystical and haunting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely my favorite one yet. The need to savour true love for the first time has a high price. In this profound film of unselfishness, love is beyond powerful. It is the one force that exceeds all boundaries, even for Angels. The movie was wordlessly rewarding and worth it...I was moved. Great for those who enjoy out of the ordinary plots.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are few movies and performances that can touch a soul while trying to explain the tradgedies of love, this movie is right on the button.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan give optimal performances in this heart touching movie. The beauty is in how this movie intertwines us with emotions of love, wonder, heartache and soulful mystery. It's a classic!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie really touches the heart. It's sooo wonderfully written and Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage are phenominal actors and the chemistry between them onscreen is truly amazing. Meg Ryan has done other films, but of all the roles I've seen her play, this is where she really was at her best. Nicolas Cage, even if the movie is horrible, his acting skills are top notch, so a movie with him in it is always worth the watch! This movie gives you an incredible feeling at the end, it's more like the feeling you get at the end of a great book, which is unusual but great for a movie to have. All and all, I recommend this movie for everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one for the upcoming holiday! Valentines day. It tells a great love story and is one where you can sit and watch with a loved one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie I would highly recommend beacuse of the heart felt situations in it. The Perfect Chick Flick!
Huntress11 More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites movies¿Meg Ryan and Nicholas cage make you believe that love can transcend time and that it is better to love if only for a moment than not love at all...
anmar1027 More than 1 year ago
At first I was a little "iffy" when beginning to watch it. But boy would my thoughts on this change. It's not a romantic comedy. It's a movie that can give you a lot to think about...not about love but on how much you can give. It's just an amazing movie. I love the role Cage plays, and together with Meg Ryan they make an dynamic duo in this movie. The way the "angels" are dressed...is just thought provocative. Every movement of each character just makes the movie better. The dialogue...is so moving. It's just an interesting and heart filled movie. Though the ending is un-expectable, but still amazingly good. I think some people won't regret watching this film.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this movie makes you think if there are really angels watching you and if they are wonder what we are doing. What are they saying about us. It also makes you think that angels and humans might be able to fall in love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you wish for a movie that touchs you, watch this one with an open heart. Both Mr. Cage and Ms. Ryan do a great job and the storyline is great.
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I bought this movie on impulse- bad mistake. I thought the trailer and cast and well as the story line looked great; I also looked at some reviews saying that it was one of their favorite romance movies. After watching it, I honestly have no idea how someone could make a statement like that. Some of the lines were incredibly stupid and the ending was ridiculous. I do not recommend this movie and I will never buy one on impulse again after this- waste of my money.