Angels in the Outfield (1994)

102m, 2822 metres
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.85:1

An American fantasy film directed by William Dear.

Plot Summary

Roger lives with his recently widowed father and dreams of his beloved Los Angeles team winning the championship. His prayers are answered when arrive to help him out but no-one else can see them so naturally no-one believes him.


Director: William Dear
Caravan Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures
Executive Producer: Gary Stutman
Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth, Irby Smith
Associate Producer: Richard H. Prince, Holly Goldberg Sloan
Script: Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Holly Goldberg Sloan
Original Script: Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells
Original Story: Richard Conlin
Director of Photography: Matthew F. Leonetti
Editor: Bruce Green
Music: Randy Edelman
Sound Engineer/Mixer: Elton Ahi
Costume Designer: Rosanna Norton
Key Make Up: Scott H. Eddo
Hair: Paul Abascal
Special Effects Coordinator: Frank W. Tarantino
Visual Effects: Pacific Data Images
Additional Visual Effects: Cinema Research Corporation; Cinesite Digital Film Center; IPA The Editing House; Praxis Film Works
Production Designer: J. Dennis Washington
Locations: Alameda, California, USA; Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California, USA; Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA

Danny Glover (George Knox)
Brenda Fricker (Maggie Nelson)
Tony Danza (Mel Clark)
Christopher Lloyd (Al)
Ben Johnson (Hank Murphy)
Jay O. Sanders (Ranch Wilder)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Roger Bomman)
Milton Davis Jr (J.P.)
Taylor Negron (David Montagne)
Tony Longo (Triscuitt Messmer)
Neal McDonough (Whitt Bass)
Stoney Jackson (Ray Mitchell)
Adrien Brody (Danny Hemmerling)
Tim Conlon (Wally)
Matthew McConaughey (Ben Williams)
Israel Juarbe (Jose Martinez)
Albert Alexander Garcia (Pablo Garcia)
Dermot Mulroney (Mr Bomman)
Robert Clohessy (Frank Gates)
Connie Craig (Carolyn)

Alternative Titles

Angels – Italy, UK
Ãngeles – Spain
Angels – Engel gibt es wirklich – Germany
Os Anjos Entram em Campo – Brazil
O Segredo dos Anjos – Portugal

Angels in the Endzone (1997)
Angels in the Infield (2000)

Remake of
Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Extracts included in
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997)



  • Cinema 26 January 1995 – review (by Gebhard Hoelzl)


  • Svenska Dagbladet 21 April 1995 (Sweden) – review (Falsk historia om baseboll by Jeanette Gentele)


  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.231 – credits, review
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and : An Illustrated Filmography, with Plot Synopses and Critical Commentary by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.36 – credits, synopsis, review