History Film / AngelsInTheOutfield

14th Jul '16 2:10:05 AM eroock
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-->--'''Al the Boss Angel''', 1994 remake

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-->--'''Al -->-- '''Al the Boss Angel''', 1994 remake
25th Jun '16 1:59:54 PM Mdumas43073
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->''Even though you can't see us, we're always watching.''

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->''Even ->''"Even though you can't see us, we're always watching.''"''
25th Jun '16 1:57:09 PM Mdumas43073
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The 1951 film is about Pittsburgh Pirates manager Duffy [=McGovern=] being visited by invisible angels who will give his team miracles, as long as he stops swearing and controls his violent temper. A girl from the local Catholic orphanage can see the angels, and a woman reporter who's been covering the Pirates prints the story. [=McGovern's=] bête noire is Fred Bayles, a snarky sportscaster who wants to get something on him. When the manager is beaned by a fastball he lets slip about "talking to angels", and a sanity hearing ensues. Meanwhile, the angels let [=McGovern=] know that his veteran pitcher Saul Hellman is about to be "signed up" in Heaven, and [=McGovern resolves=] to give Hellman one more turn on the mound. Naturally, the Pirates eventually take the NL pennant, and the reporter and [=McGovern=] ultimately get together and adopt the little girl.

The 1994 Disney remake stars Creator/JosephGordonLevitt and Creator/ChristopherLloyd and is about a boy praying that the California Angels will win the pennant, mistakenly believing that if they do, he will reunite with his DisappearedDad. Roger (Gordon-Levitt), currently in foster care, had asked his dad when they will be a family again, to which his father replied sarcastically, "I'd say when the Angels win the pennant." Taking his father's words to heart, Roger prays for God to help the hapless, last-place Angels win. After he prays, a star unseen by Roger twinkles in the sky. Then, in a game attended by Roger and his foster brother JP, Roger sees a group of angels led by boss angel Al (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 (Creator/DannyGlover) 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, led by the angel-aided resurgence of washed-up pitcher Mel Clark (Tony Danza).

They are standard kid's movies but feel-good ones ultimately about the power of faith wrapped around a sports story. The 1994 version was followed by two [[MadeForTVMovie Made For TV sequels]] , 1997's ''Angels in the Endzone'' (Same thing as ''Outfield'', but football) and 2000's ''Angels in the Infield'' which replaced Christopher Lloyd with David Alan Grier as the head angel.

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The 1951 film is was directed by Clarence Brown and stars Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh. It's about Pittsburgh Pirates manager Duffy [=McGovern=] (Douglas) being visited by invisible angels who will give his team miracles, as long as he stops swearing and controls his violent temper. A girl from the local Catholic orphanage can see the angels, and a woman reporter (Leigh) who's been covering the Pirates prints the story. [=McGovern's=] bête noire is Fred Bayles, Bayles (Keenan Wynn), a snarky sportscaster who wants to get something on him. When the manager is beaned by a fastball he lets slip about "talking to angels", and a sanity hearing ensues. Meanwhile, the angels let [=McGovern=] know that his veteran pitcher Saul Hellman (Bruce Bennett) is about to be "signed up" in Heaven, and [=McGovern resolves=] to give Hellman one more turn on the mound. Naturally, the Pirates eventually take the NL pennant, and the reporter and [=McGovern=] ultimately get together and adopt the little girl.

The 1994 Disney remake stars Creator/{{Disney}} remake, directed by William Dear and starring Creator/JosephGordonLevitt and Creator/ChristopherLloyd and Creator/ChristopherLloyd, is about a boy praying that the California Angels will win the pennant, mistakenly believing that if they do, he will reunite with his DisappearedDad. Roger (Gordon-Levitt), currently in foster care, had asked his dad when they will be a family again, to which his father replied sarcastically, "I'd say when the Angels win the pennant." Taking his father's words to heart, Roger prays for God to help the hapless, last-place Angels win. After he prays, a star unseen by Roger twinkles in the sky. Then, in a game attended by Roger and his foster brother JP, Roger sees a group of angels led by boss angel Al (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 (Creator/DannyGlover) 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, led by the angel-aided resurgence of washed-up pitcher Mel Clark (Tony Danza).

They Both versions are standard kid's kids' movies but feel-good ones ultimately about the power of faith wrapped around a sports story. The 1994 version was followed by two [[MadeForTVMovie Made For TV sequels]] , 1997's ''Angels in the Endzone'' (Same thing as ''Outfield'', but football) and 2000's ''Angels in the Infield'' which replaced Christopher Lloyd with David Alan Grier as the head angel.
11th Jun '16 6:43:25 AM xcountryguy
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It's a standard kids movie but a feel-good one ultimately about the power of faith wrapped around a sports story. The 1994 version was followed by two [[MadeForTVMovie Made For TV sequels]] , 1997's ''Angels in the Endzone'' (Same thing as ''Outfield'', but football) and 2000's ''Angels in the Infield'' which replaced Christopher Lloyd with David Alan Grier as the head angel.

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It's a They are standard kids movie kid's movies but a feel-good one ones ultimately about the power of faith wrapped around a sports story. The 1994 version was followed by two [[MadeForTVMovie Made For TV sequels]] , 1997's ''Angels in the Endzone'' (Same thing as ''Outfield'', but football) and 2000's ''Angels in the Infield'' which replaced Christopher Lloyd with David Alan Grier as the head angel.



* {{Angrish}}: Knox in the remake is said to be profane, but to keep the rating appropriate for small children the audience just hears Knox muffled and from a distance, and Roger covers up JP's ears and then suggests to Knox that the angels might not like to hear so much cussing.

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* {{Angrish}}: Knox in the remake is said to be profane, but to keep the rating appropriate for small children the audience just hears Knox muffled and from a distance, and distance. Roger covers up JP's ears and then suggests to Knox that the angels might not like to hear so much cussing.



* BigBrotherBully: Miguel is a light, foster version of this to JP, such as telling him that "you could drop dead after dinner" because of poisoned jello.

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* BigBrotherBully: Miguel is a light, foster version of this to JP, such as telling him that "you could drop dead after dinner" because of poisoned jello.Jello.



* CassandraTruth: First Roger, then Knox when trying to convince people about the angels; it nearly costs Knox his job.

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* CassandraTruth: First Roger, then Knox when trying to convince people about the angels; it angels. It nearly costs Knox his job.



* CrazyEnoughToWork: When an angel shows up besides a player, Roger has to convince Knox to use him even if it goes against all common sense; for instance, Roger suggests that Knox have his light-hitting bench player pinch-hit for his cleanup hitter in the bottom of the 9th because of an angel presence.

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: When an angel shows up besides a player, Roger has to convince Knox to use him even if it goes against all common sense; for sense. For instance, Roger suggests that Knox have his light-hitting bench player pinch-hit for his cleanup hitter in the bottom of the 9th because of an angel presence.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ranch badmouths George and the entire team on air in the final play of the game right after the entire stadium throws all their support behind Mel on the pitcher's mound; Mr. Murphy hears it all and fires him after the game.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Seems to be a prerequisite for seeing angels. Only the innocent children can do it.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ranch badmouths George and the entire team on air in the final play of the game right after the entire stadium throws all their support behind Mel on the pitcher's mound; mound. Mr. Murphy hears it all and fires him after the game.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Seems to be a prerequisite for seeing angels. Only the innocent children can do it. [[spoiler:Knox can see Al at the very end of the movie when he completes his CharacterDevelopment.]]



** Ranch Wilder. It's heavily implied that he slid spikes up into George Knox's knee, causing the injury that ended his career. Not only does he all but gloat to him about it on the air (prompting a well deserved punch to the face,) but he takes every opportunity to smear Knox to the Angels faithful, and manipulates the naive and distraught JP into spilling the beans on the assistance from on high, resulting very nearly in Knox's termination as manager. This windbag deserves every inch of what he gets at the end of the movie - FIRED.

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** Ranch Wilder. It's heavily implied that he slid spikes up into George Knox's knee, causing knee which caused the injury that ended his career. Not only does he all but gloat to him about it on the air (prompting a well deserved punch to the face,) face), but he takes every opportunity to smear Knox to the Angels faithful, and faithful. He also manipulates the naive and distraught JP into spilling the beans on the assistance from on high, resulting very nearly in Knox's termination as manager. This windbag deserves every inch of what he gets at the end of the movie - FIRED.



* Magic8Ball: Whitt Bass consults one to see if he'll win his start; the best it will give him is "Maybe" but he'll take it.

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* Magic8Ball: Whitt Bass consults one to see if he'll win his start; the start. The best it will give him is "Maybe" but he'll take it.



** Maggie's house in the Disney version isn't a bad place to be, either. Maggie is an ApronMatron that serves jello.

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** Maggie's house in the Disney version isn't a bad place to be, either. Maggie is an ApronMatron that serves jello.Jello.



* PluckyComicRelief: Al and JP are about humor; AL for the oddball humor and JP for more ComicallyMissingThePoint.

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* PluckyComicRelief: Al and JP are about humor; AL Al for the oddball humor and JP for more ComicallyMissingThePoint.



* SandInMyEyes: PlayedForLaughs in the remake. One of the ball players pokes fun at Coach Knox for shedding a tear during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" before a game, but Knox shrugs it off as sunscreen getting in his eye.

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* SandInMyEyes: PlayedForLaughs in the remake. One of the ball players pokes fun at tries to share an optimistic moment with Coach Knox for shedding a tear during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" before a game, but game. Knox shrugs it off as sunscreen getting in his eye.



* ThrowTheDogABone: Ranch constantly sidelines Wally in their broadcasts by turning his mic off just to get in more of his own airtime, reasoning "Less is more"; Wally returns the favor when Ranch is fired at the end.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Ranch constantly sidelines Wally in their broadcasts by turning his mic off just to get in more of his own airtime, reasoning "Less is more"; more". Wally returns the favor when Ranch is fired at the end.
19th May '16 2:38:45 PM Nylsa
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* JerkassWoobie: George Knox starts out as one, frustrated from his promising career being cut short and the Angels' inability to pull it together on the field. When things finally start to look up when the real Angels show, he nearly loses his job when Ranch outs him on this.
14th May '16 10:17:50 AM gfclark89
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-->'''Knox''': I can't substitute my BEST hitter for my WORST hitter!

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-->'''Knox''': I can't substitute my BEST WORST hitter for my WORST BEST hitter!



--> '''George Knox''': One more loss! One more loss which could've been a win! And you call yourselves ''professionals''. I have never, ever seen a worse group of twenty-five players! You don't think as a team, you don't play as a team, you don't even ''LOSE'' as a team! You've all got your heads so far up your ''butts'', you can't even see the light of day! One more loss and I'll... I'll do this... (throws a chair at a rack of bats) to each and every one of you! (...) I want you ''here'' in uniform at nine tomorrow! We're going back to work on ''fundamentals''!

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--> '''George Knox''': One more loss! One more loss which could've been a win! And you You call yourselves ''professionals''. I have never, ever seen a worse group of twenty-five players! You don't think as a team, you don't play as a team, you don't even ''LOSE'' as a team! You've all got your heads so far up your ''butts'', you can't even see the light of day! One more loss and I'll... and I'll do this... (throws a chair at a rack of bats) to each and every one of you! (...) I want you ''here'' in uniform at nine tomorrow! We're going back to work on ''fundamentals''!
25th Mar '16 11:52:33 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* JerkassWoobie: George Knox starts out as one, frustrated from his promising career being cut short and the Angels' inability to pull it together on the field. When things finally start to look up when the real Angels show, he nearly loses his job when Ranch outs him on this.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Gates, the pitcher George jumps for being insubordinate is seemingly out of sight for the rest of the season.
22nd Mar '16 6:18:16 PM nombretomado
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The 1994 Disney remake stars Creator/JosephGordonLevitt and ChristopherLloyd and is about a boy praying that the California Angels will win the pennant, mistakenly believing that if they do, he will reunite with his DisappearedDad. Roger (Gordon-Levitt), currently in foster care, had asked his dad when they will be a family again, to which his father replied sarcastically, "I'd say when the Angels win the pennant." Taking his father's words to heart, Roger prays for God to help the hapless, last-place Angels win. After he prays, a star unseen by Roger twinkles in the sky. Then, in a game attended by Roger and his foster brother JP, Roger sees a group of angels led by boss angel Al (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 (Creator/DannyGlover) 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, led by the angel-aided resurgence of washed-up pitcher Mel Clark (Tony Danza).

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The 1994 Disney remake stars Creator/JosephGordonLevitt and ChristopherLloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd and is about a boy praying that the California Angels will win the pennant, mistakenly believing that if they do, he will reunite with his DisappearedDad. Roger (Gordon-Levitt), currently in foster care, had asked his dad when they will be a family again, to which his father replied sarcastically, "I'd say when the Angels win the pennant." Taking his father's words to heart, Roger prays for God to help the hapless, last-place Angels win. After he prays, a star unseen by Roger twinkles in the sky. Then, in a game attended by Roger and his foster brother JP, Roger sees a group of angels led by boss angel Al (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 (Creator/DannyGlover) 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, led by the angel-aided resurgence of washed-up pitcher Mel Clark (Tony Danza).
22nd Mar '16 1:07:01 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NoIndoorVoice: George Knox.
22nd Mar '16 1:04:17 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BadBoss: George Knox starts off as this; [[DefrostingIceQueen He gets better though]].
** Played straight with Ranch Wilder, who constantly cuts Wally off in his broadcasts.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Hank Murphy, the owner of the Angels.
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