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Michael

Year: 1996
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director: Nora Ephron
Writer: Nora Ephron
Cast: John Travolta, Andie McDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoksins, Teri Garr, Joey Lauren Adams, Carla Gugino, Richard Schiff
Still on a high after his career-revitalising turn in Pulp Fiction, the former Danny Zucko was saying yes to anything that had his name above the title.

This time Travolta's an archangel who lives on Earth and becomes the subject of an investigation by two tabloid reporters (McDowell and Hurt), who travel to the rural sticks to find him living with an elderly lady.

He's not like any angel they've encountered though - drinking, smoking, quoting the Beatles and bedding chicks like there's no tomorrow.

But he's an angel nevertheless, and when he aggress to travel with the pair to Chicago to announce their astounding discovery to the world, there's no prizes for guessing that he will change both their lives, teach them about love, and drop dead to return to heaven in a pile of feathers just before they can prove he ever existed.

It's a good idea, but the premise would actually have been better served in a Manga-inspired action or purely dramatic genre (like Australia's Shane Abbess thought in making Gabriel over 10 years later). Not that the punters agreed, returning the budget fourfold.

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