Disney VHS: Angels in the Outfield w/ Case Chrisopher Lloyd Danny Glover Tony Danza


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Angels in the Outfield [VHS]
Danny Glover (Actor), Brenda Fricker (Actor), William Dear (Director) Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) Format: VHS Tape

Catch the movie that flew over the fence and into the hearts of millions of cheering fans! It’s Disney’s ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD, the feel-good film of the year about a young boy praying for a father — and a struggling baseball team praying for a pennant. Danny Glover plays George Knox, the frustrated coach of the California Angels, a ragtag team of major-league misfits who are down on their luck. But things begin to look up when 11-year-old Roger, their biggest fan, starts giving Knox some winning tips from a real live angel named Al (Christopher Lloyd). The team miraculously climbs back into the pennant race … all the while learning to believe in themselves. With its heavenly mix of outrageous comedy, dazzling special effects, and amazing baseball action, Disney’s ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD is an entertainment home run for the whole family!

Aimed squarely at children this time, the story focuses on a boy who gets some divine intervention on behalf of his favorite ball club. Christopher Lloyd plays the head angel, and Danny Glover is good as the team’s manager, but the real star of the film–for better or worse–is the software that makes a glowing, celestial presence on the field seem real.

Actors: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Ben Johnson
Directors: William Dear
Writers: Holly Goldberg Sloan, Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Richard Conlin
Producers: Gary Stutman, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Irby Smith
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Rated: PG
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Run Time: 102 minutes

On the tape:
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The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd (the two latter actors previously worked together on Taxi), and features several future stars, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt (in the lead), Adrien Brody, Matthew McConaughey, and Neal McDonough. It spawned two direct-to-video sequels, Angels in the Endzone and Angels in the Infield.

The cast is excellent, and I feel that this film works in a great way, not simply because it is a Disney film. Forget the comments that slate this film as cheezy, or sugary… it is just plain wonderful.

The brief appearance of the kid’s Dad is memorable in retrospect, since it is played by the actor who also appears in ABOUT SCHMIDT, and does a wonderful job there as well.

Danny Glover fills an absolutely brilliant role as the coach, and eventually fills bigger shoes in the lives of the two main children. Tony Danza plays a very accessable role as a “has-been” pitcher, who is given one final moment of glory thanks to the magic of the Angels, and the intercession of the young child lead ( you can see why when you watch the film). It is all very heart warming stuff in many ways, and whilst it has a lesson or two for many people, it is mainly very fine entertainment.

Christopher Lloyd does a great job as the lead Angel, and the ancilliary Angels are great as well. This is one immensely beautiful film.


Case and VHS tape are in near mint condition. VHS has been rewinded for your convenience. Dolby surround, full screen. Includes a pamphlet for Disney / Muppet / Gargoyles VHS tapes and a bunch of other advertisements.