Buena Vista/Disney/Caravan (Irby Smith, Joe Roth & Roger
USA 🇺🇸 1994
W: Holly Goldberg Sloan [based on a screenplay by Dorothy
Kingsley & George Wells]
DP: Matthew F. Leonetti
Ed: Bruce Green
Mus: Randy Edelman
PD: Dennis Washington
Danny Glover (George Knox), Tony Danza (Mel Clark), Brenda
Fricker (Maggie Nelson), Christopher Lloyd (Al Angel), Ben Johnson (Hank Murphy), Jay O. Sanders (Ranch Wilder), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Roger Bomman)
Sentimental remake of a 1950's Clarence Brown movie about an
unsuccessful baseball team enlisting the help of angels to turn their season around.
The story is well suited to Disney's family target audience
and isn't a bad viewing for a rainy day, but its main fanbase is likely to be in America rather than elsewhere around the globe. A similar story was done to much better effect in 1989's
Field Of Dreams.
Did You Know:
Two years after the film's release, the Walt Disney
Corporation bought the Los Angeles Angels, and owned the team until 2003. In addition, Walt Disney was one of the Angels original board members.
Award Wins & Nominations:
MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:
Youngstar Awards (Best Performance by a Young Actor -