History Film / AngelsInTheOutfield

4th Jan '17 5:28:01 PM Kinola
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[[Bowdlerize]]: George Knox accuses his players of having their "heads up [their] butts." TV airings change this to "screwed on backwards."

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[[Bowdlerize]]: * Bowdlerize: George Knox accuses his players of having their "heads up [their] butts." TV airings change this to "screwed on backwards."
21st Dec '16 12:38:21 PM EnglishGuruLady
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[[Bowdlerize]]: George Knox accuses his players of having their "heads up [their] butts." TV airings change this to "screwed on backwards."
2nd Nov '16 4:23:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Oakland Coliseum (in [=NorCal=]) stands in for Anaheim Stadium (in [=SoCal=]) for logistical reasons. At the time, Anaheim Stadium was a complete closed-off stadium due to upper deck seating in the outfield, so there would've been no way for the kids to peep into the game from the outside. The Angels' stadium is also located in a business area, while the Coliseum is in more of a residential location, where it would make sense that Roger could see the stadium from his house.
14th Oct '16 1:03:06 PM megarockman
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* CueTheFlyingPigs: Roger's dad's quip of him and Roger getting back to becoming a family again "maybe when the Angels win the pennant" was meant to be the equivalent of "when pigs fly", seeing as how at the All-Star Break (a little after the mid-point of the season) the Angels were dead last and mired in a 15-game losing streak[[note]]For reference, the all-time longest losing streak in the AL is owned by the 1988 Baltimore Orioles, who started their season 0-21[[/note]]. Roger [[InnocentInaccurate thought he was being literal]] and prayed to God for this to happen. [[spoiler: Subverted when Roger's dad officially gives up custody and walks out of the courtroom just as Roger enters despite the Angels' sudden turaround in the standings.]]

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* CueTheFlyingPigs: Roger's dad's quip of him and Roger getting back to becoming a family again "maybe when the Angels win the pennant" was meant to be the equivalent of "when pigs fly", seeing as how at the All-Star Break (a little after the mid-point of the season) the Angels were dead last and mired in a 15-game losing streak[[note]]For reference, the all-time longest losing streak in the AL is owned by the 1988 Baltimore Orioles, who started their season 0-21[[/note]]. Roger [[InnocentInaccurate thought he was being literal]] and prayed to God for this to happen. [[spoiler: Subverted when Roger's dad officially gives up custody and walks out of the courtroom just as Roger enters despite the Angels' sudden turaround turnaround in the standings.standings. Then DoubleSubverted when, after the Angels win the pennant, Roger ''does'' get adopted by Knox (along with JP).]]



*** There was also a point in the movie where the divine intervention didn't show. Knox sees an amazing play made, and starts making the Angel Sign happily... only for Roger to shrug, meaning that wasn't an angel's doing. Knox is understandably shocked.

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*** There was also a point in the movie during the montage of amazing plays the Angels perform on their late-season climb where the divine intervention didn't show. Knox sees an amazing play made, and starts making the Angel Sign happily... only for Roger to shrug, meaning that wasn't an angel's doing. Knox is understandably shocked.



** In all fairness, the new version just had them lending a hand, so to speak. They don't influence every play of every game and explictly don't show up at all for the championship.

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** In all fairness, the new version just had them lending a hand, so to speak. They don't influence every play of every game and explictly explicitly don't show up at all for the championship.



--> '''George Knox''': One more loss! One more loss which could've been a win! 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''!

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--> '''George Knox''': One more loss! One more loss which could've been a win! You 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...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 practicing ''fundamentals''!
25th Aug '16 5:19:04 PM gjjones
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* RousingSpeech: Towards the end of the film, Maggie gives one of these to Hank, inspiring the entire team to profess their faith in Knox and allow him to keep his job.

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* RousingSpeech: Towards At Knox's press conference in the end of the film, Disney version, Maggie gives one of these to Hank, inspiring about the angels helping the team win, which inspires the entire team to profess their faith in Knox and allow him to keep his job.
25th Aug '16 5:16:46 PM gjjones
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* BadBoss: George Knox starts off as this; [[DefrostingIceQueen He gets better though]].

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* BadBoss: BadBoss:
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George Knox starts off as this; [[DefrostingIceQueen He gets better though]].


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* RousingSpeech: Towards the end of the film, Maggie gives one of these to Hank, inspiring the entire team to profess their faith in Knox and allow him to keep his job.
24th Jul '16 5:06:56 PM Twilightisbestpony
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[[caption-width-right:288:The roughest guy you ever met, until an angel said hello!]]
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.
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