Home of Angels

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Home of Angels
Directed by Nick Stagliano
Produced by James Oliva
Written by James Oliva
Nicolas L. DePace
Starring Abe Vigoda
Sherman Hemsley
Joe Frazier
Lance Robinson
Craig Sechler
Karin Wolfe
Music by George Small
Cinematography David Max Steinberg
Edited by Thomas R. Rondinella
Release date
1994
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Home of Angels is a 1994 feature film written by James Oliva and Nicolas L. DePace and directed by Nick Stagliano.

Plot[edit]

Billy (Lance Robinson) defies his mother (Karin Wolfe) and father (Craig Sechler) and makes a secret trip from Long Island to Philadelphia to sneak his grandfather (Abe Vigoda) out of a nursing home and bring him home for the holidays. The convalescent home's inhabitants distract the staff so Billy and his confused Grandfather can make their escape. They cross path with a street gang whose leader (Aries Spears) commands a pursuit. They are given a hiding place by a concerned homeless man Buzzard Bracken (Sherman Hemsley), but their sanctuary is only temporary, as the gang invades the homeless camp and capture Billy and Gramps. Buzzard and his homeless friends rescue the two and raise money by panhandling in order to get them on their way back to Long Island and a Christmas reunion.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Home of Angels was produced by Cloverlay Productions, whose only movie produced so far is Home of Angels.[1] Filmed on locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1992,[2][3] was Aries Spears first film when he was then 17.[4]

Distribution[edit]

Home of Angels was distributed on VHS by Bridgestone Multimedia.[5]

Critical response[edit]

Tv Guide: "With its falsely upbeat approach to Alzheimer's disease and homelessness, the sticky-sweet 'Home of Angels' plays like a PSA masquerading as timely drama. Although it merits consideration for delving into topics rarely addressed in children's movies, its good intentions are undone by its cutesy tone"[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cloverlay Productions". TCM. Retrieved 2008-24-18. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ [1] Philadelphia Daily News, March 26, 1992, "AUTEUR COMES HOME - TO DO FILM", Retrieved 11-24-2008
  3. ^ [2] Philadelphia Inquirer, March 23, 1992, "STARS IN THE STREETS OF NORTH PHILLY SHERMAN HEMSLEY, ABE VIGODA AND JOE FRAZIER ARE SHOOTING A MOVIE HERE FOR A PRODUCTION TEAM THAT WANTS TO DO A LOT MORE IN THE AREA.", Retrieved 11-24-2008
  4. ^ [3] Comedy Central Aries Spears bio, Retrieved 11-24-2008
  5. ^ "Bridgestone Media". IMDb. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  6. ^ movies.tvguide.com, Home Of Angels: Review, Retrieved 11-24-2008

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