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Angels in America 

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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.
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Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 57 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Al Pacino ...  Roy Cohn 7 episodes, 2003
Mary-Louise Parker ...  Harper Pitt 7 episodes, 2003
Jeffrey Wright ...  Mr. Lies / ... 7 episodes, 2003
Justin Kirk ...  Prior Walter / ... 7 episodes, 2003
Ben Shenkman ...  Louis Ironson 7 episodes, 2003
Meryl Streep ...  Hannah Pitt / ... 7 episodes, 2003
Patrick Wilson ...  Joe Pitt 6 episodes, 2003
Emma Thompson ...  Nurse Emily / ... 6 episodes, 2003
James Cromwell ...  Roy's Doctor 5 episodes, 2003
Brian Markinson ...  Martin Heller 5 episodes, 2003
Robin Weigert ...  Mormon Mother 4 episodes, 2003
Melissa Wilder Melissa Wilder ...  Louis's Sister 4 episodes, 2003
David Zayas ...  Super 4 episodes, 2003
Fatima Da Silva Fatima Da Silva ...  Cousin Doris 4 episodes, 2003
Kevin 'Flotilla DeBarge' Joseph Kevin 'Flotilla DeBarge' Joseph ...  Singer in Church 4 episodes, 2003
Sterling Brown Sterling Brown ...  Orderly 4 episodes, 2003
Florence Kastriner ...  Louis' Mother 4 episodes, 2003
Lisa LeGuillou Lisa LeGuillou ...  Nurse 4 episodes, 2003
Howard Pinhasik ...  Louis' Father 4 episodes, 2003
Shawn Bartels Shawn Bartels ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Brian Dougherty Brian Dougherty ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Mary Esbjornson Mary Esbjornson ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Barbara Fusco Barbara Fusco ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Serafina Martino Serafina Martino ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Steven Edward Moore Steven Edward Moore ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Christopher Schuman Christopher Schuman ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Reldalee Wagner Reldalee Wagner ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
Matthew Yohn Matthew Yohn ...  Mennonite Choir Members 4 episodes, 2003
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Storyline

God has abandoned Heaven. It's 1985: the Reagans are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS. In Manhattan, Prior Walter tells Lou, his lover of four years, he's ill; Lou bolts. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Lou. Joe Pitt, an attorney who is Mormon and Republican, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn toward a job at the Justice Department. Both Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and access. Pitt's wife Harper is strung out on Valium, aching to escape a sexless marriage. An angel invites Prior to be a prophet in death. Pitt's mother and Belize, a close friend, help Prior choose. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The messenger has arrived.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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16 | See all certifications »

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HBO

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USA | Italy

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English | Hebrew | Aramaic | Yiddish | French

Release Date:

2 October 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Ameerika inglid See more »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The telephone number Roy calls in the hospital, 202-244-3116 is the telephone number of a DC area movie theatre. See more »

Goofs

When Prior waits for Louis to approach in the park the music playing is '90s hip-hop, not mid-'80s rap. See more »

Quotes

Hannah Pitt: An angel is a belief, with wings, and arms that can carry you. It's not to be afraid of, and if it can't hold you up, seek for something new.
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Person Generally in Charge of Everything Aaron Geller See more »

Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Shall We Gather At The River?
(hymn written in 1864)
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lowry (1826-1899)
Performed by Meryl Streep and choir
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Absolutely fantastic
14 November 2005 | by jeremy-liebsterSee all my reviews

I will clarify something from the start. I am a white, straight male who has little time for wishy washy liberal propaganda. But this film is not propaganda. It is an epic of a quality rarely seen on the big or small screen. The film plunges us into a captivating opening scene of a wisened old rabbi giving a funeral oration about a Jewish grandmother he had never met, and takes us on some diverse and often surreal paths throughout the next 6 hours or so. The grand themes of politics, religion and sex have the time to be dealt with in a sometimes serious, sometimes very funny manner, and the acting is a treat. Every scene with Al Pacino is a joy to watch, and in particular his one-on-one dialogues with the gay black nurse played by Jeffrey Wright are superb. People who think this film is gay propaganda or an attack on religion should probably get out more and stop being so paranoid.


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