Angels in the Outfield

Ya Gotta Believe!
Ya Gotta Believe!
ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD (PG)
D: William Dear
Buena Vista/Disney/Caravan (Irby Smith, Joe Roth & Roger Birnbaum)
USA 🇺🇸 1994
102 mins

Fantasy/Sports

W: Holly Goldberg Sloan [based on a screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley & George Wells]
DP: Matthew F. Leonetti
Ed: Bruce Green
Mus: Randy Edelman
PD: Dennis Washington

Danny Glover (George Knox), Tony Danza (Mel Clark), Brenda Fricker (Maggie Nelson), Christopher Lloyd (Al Angel), Ben Johnson (Hank Murphy), Jay O. Sanders (Ranch Wilder), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Roger Bomman)

Sentimental remake of a 1950's Clarence Brown movie about an unsuccessful baseball team enlisting the help of angels to turn their season around.
The story is well suited to Disney's family target audience and isn't a bad viewing for a rainy day, but its main fanbase is likely to be in America rather than elsewhere around the globe.  A similar story was done to much better effect in 1989's Field Of Dreams.
5/10

Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Danny Glover in Angels in the Outfield
Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Danny Glover in Angels in the Outfield
Did You Know:
Two years after the film's release, the Walt Disney Corporation bought the Los Angeles Angels, and owned the team until 2003. In addition, Walt Disney was one of the Angels original board members.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

Youngstar Awards (Best Performance by a Young Actor - Comedy)