Synopsis: Frank Quinlan and Huey Driscoll, two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with Dorothy Winters, an 'angel expert', are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her house with a real, live archangel named Michael. Upon arrival, they see that her claims are true - but Michael is not what they expected: he smokes, drinks beer, has a very active libido and has a rather colourful vocabulary. In fact, they would never believe it were it not for the two feathery wings protruding from his back. Michael agrees to travel to Chicago with the threesome, but what they don't realise is that the journey they are about to undertake will change their lives forever.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Nora Ephron
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

- Kill the dog.

Were you invited?

- Let him go on the highway.

- Wait a minute.

What kind of person are you?

Who is this?

Dorothy Winters. She works here.

I do? I got the job?

- You won't regret this, Mr. Malt.

- Do you know what that is?


...is an angel.

That is a genuine angel.


...discovered it.

- Is it for real?

- Absolutely.

You'll get me this angel?

That's exactly what we'll do.

We'll put it on the front page, bold.

- Some white fluffy clouds.

- There you go.

- A drift of sky.

- You got it.

And some musical notes.

- Poetry.

- Don't play...

...with me, Quinlan.

You really are...

...going to go fetch me

this angel for Christmas...


...I fire the two of you...

...and I keep the dog.


Need a conference with my colleague.

You cannot live on Fred's salary.

You cannot. That's a deal.

Don't you worry about a thing,

Mr. Malt.

- We'll leave tomorrow.

- Right.

We're taking...

...Sparky with us.

And Miss Winters.

They are?

- Why are we taking her?

- She's an expert.

In what?


Miss Winters is an expert in angels.

I have something to tell you.

I won't take care of you anymore.

Your parents will find someone else...

Don't look at me like that.

I have this wonderful new job.

The only problem is, I must pretend

to be an angel expert for a few days.

It'll be fine.

I'll be fine.

And so will you.

Good dogs.

- You've had an encounter with an angel?

- No.



- Have you ever met an angel?

- Once.

I got a flat tire on

a deserted country road.

There was no food, no water,

it was 108 degrees...

...and a man in a white robe

suddenly appeared on the horizon...

...with a spare and a jack.


I am.

Bradley used to tease.

Who's Bradley?

My ex-husband.

Better watch it, Quinlan.

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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron ( EF-rən; May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her romantic comedy films and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood (1983), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia. Her first produced play, Imaginary Friends (2002), was honored as one of the ten best plays of the 2002-03 New York theatre season. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy. more…

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