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City of Angels
City of Angels (1998)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Nicolas Cage Seth
Meg Ryan Maggie Rice
Andre Braugher Cassiel
Dennis Franz Nathaniel Messinger
Colm Feore Jordan
Robin Bartlett Anne
Joanna Merlin Teresa Messinger
Sarah Dampf Susan
Rhonda Dotson Susan's Mother
Nigel Gibbs Doctor
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Fantasy; Romance
Director Brad Silberling
Producer Charles Roven; Dawn Steel; Robert Cavallo; Arnold Milchan
Writer Wim Wenders; Peter Handke; Dana Stevens
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 114 mins
Country Germany
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.2
Plot
Some critics complained that City of Angels could never compare to Wim Wenders's exquisite German film Wings of Desire, which served as the later film's primary inspiration. The better argument to make is that any such comparisons are beside the point, because Wings of Desire was a much more deeply poetic, artfully contemplative film, whereas City of Angels is an enchanting product of mainstream Hollywood. Meg Ryan stars as Dr. Maggie Rice, a heart surgeon who is grieving over a lost patient when an angel named Seth (Nicolas Cage) appears to comfort her. She can see him despite the "rule" that angels are invisible, and Seth's love for Maggie forces him to choose between angelic immortality and a normal human existence on earth with her. Featuring heavenly roles for TV veterans Andre Braugher and Dennis Franz, the film liberally borrows imagery from Wings of Desire, but it also creates its own charming identity. Cage and Ryan give fine performances as lovers convinced they are soul mates, and although the plot relies on a last-minute twist that doesn't quite work, this earnest love story struck a chord with audiences and proved to be one of the surprise hits of 1998. The Special Edition widescreen DVD includes audio commentary by Nicolas Cage, producer Charles Roven, and director Brad Silberling in addition to deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes documentary, a featurette about the film's special effects, and the theatrical trailer. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 287
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
IMDB
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 085391632023
Chapters 40
Release Date 9/14/2004
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby