Michael Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Michael the Movie

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Following up "Phenomenon" with another celestial storyline, Travolta tries on the giant, molting wings of Michael, an atypical archangel with an amazing joie de vive and an appetite for alcohol, women, and sugar. Residing in Iowa with the elderly Pansy (Stapleton), Michael is being tracked by a cynical tabloid reporter (Hurt) and an angel expert (MacDowell), so he figures he might as well play cupid. The now standard dance sequence in Travolta movies takes place in a bar to the tune of "Chain of Fools" and is one of the movie's stand-outs. While Travolta gives another stellar performance, Hurt and MacDowell have little to do but play out their tired romantic subplot in a script that could've used some inspiration from its lead character.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Supernatural Comedies, Fantasy, Angels, Dance Fever, Road Trip, King of Beasts (Dogs), Unexplained Phenomena, Romantic Comedy, Edibles, Front Page
Screenplay
Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, Pete Dexter
Cast
John Travolta, William Hurt, Andie MacDowell, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton, Teri Garr
Cinematography
John Lindley
Director
Nora Ephron
Music
Randy Newman
Producer
Sean Daniel, James Jacks, New Line Cinema

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