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  • . City of Angels 
    Release date: 10 April 1998 
    City of Angels Official Web Site - City of Angels Official Web Site 
    Warner Bros. - Warner Bros. Official Web Site
    Credits . Cast: 
  • Meg Ryan ----------- Dr. Maggie Rice, heart surgeon
  • Nicolas Cage -------- Seth, an angel of a guy
  • Andre Braugher ----- Cassiel, Seth's celestial comrade
  • Dennis Franz -------- Nathan Messinger, Maggie's patient who knows Seth's secret
  • Colm Feore ---------- Jordan, Meg's fiancee
  • Robin Bartlett ------- Anne, hospital friend
  • Joanna Merlin ------- Teresa
  • Sarah Dampf -------- Susan
  • Directed by: Brad Silberling 
    Produced by: Charles Roven, Dawn Steel 
    Executive producer: Robert Cavallo, Arnon Milchan, Charles Newirth 
    Co-producer: Kelley Smith-Wait, Douglas Segal 
    Director of Photography by: John Seale 
    Music by: Gabriel Yared 
    Production designed by: Lilly Kilvert 
    Costume Design by: Shay Cunliffe 
    Edited by: Lynzee Klingman 
    Screenplay by: Dana Stevens 
    Rated PG-13 for sexuality including language, and some nudity 
    Running time 117 min 
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    General 
    Comments
    . "City of Angels", the movie, is about a guardian angel, Seth, who falls in love with a woman, Maggie. Actually they fall in love with each other. But can angels do that? 

    Angels are suppose to spend their time roaming Earth, listening to people's thoughts, comforting those in need.  But never to interfere in their fates. Here we have an angel that yearns for everyday mortal experiences ... and to fall in love. 

    And as for Dr. Maggie Rice, does she believe in angels? Not initially, but Seth is very convincing. 

    Nicolas plays a wonderful loving angel. It is no wonder that Meg falls for him and the two heat up the screen against the wonderful scenic backdrop of the high Sierras at Lake Tahoe. Both Nicolas and Meg are at their best. 

    Shot in LAX's old control tower, high above LA, San Francisco (library) and Lake Tahoe. You have never seen LA this heavenly. 

    Loosely based on the 1987 "Wings of Desire" ("Der Himmel über Berlin") directed by Wim Wender. 

    Box Office 29-31 May - Started off number 1 and now after 52 days in release it is still going strong at number 11. Last week it was number 8. Total domestic gross box office to date is $72.8 million. 

    Soundtrack - Artists include U2, Alanis Morissette, Peter Gabriel, Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole and the Goo Goo Dolls. 
    Track listing 

    01. If God Will Send His Angels - U2 
    02. Uninvited - Alanis Morissette 
    03. Red House - Jimi Hendrix 
    04. Feelin' Love - Paula Cole 
    05. Mama, You Gort A Daughter - John Lee Hooker 
    06. Angel - Sarah McLachlan 
    07. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls 
    08. I Grieve - Peter Gabriel 
    09. I Know - Jude 
    10. Further On Up The Road - Eric Clapton 
    11. Angel Falls, An - Gabriel Yared 
    12. Unfeeling Kiss, The - Gabriel Yared 
    13. Spreading Wings - Gabriel Yared 
    14. City Of Angels - Gabriel Yared
     
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    Links . City of Angels Movie Review - Movie review by Michael Maynez. 

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