• Michael (1996)


Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: June 11th, 1997

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

When jaded journalists Frank (William Hurt) and Huey (Robert Pastorelli), along with "angel expert" Dorothy (Andie MacDowell), travel to a small town in Iowa to investigate a story, they find Michael (John Travolta), a disheveled man claiming to be an angel. But Michael is less than angelic: he drinks, smokes and basks in the attention of women. As the group travels to Chicago, Michael teaches them about relationships, faith and miracles, suggesting that he may be exactly whom he says he is.

Cast: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton, Teri Garr, Wallace Langham

Director: Nora Ephron

Genres: Drama , Fantasy

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Alphaville Films, Turner Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Car, 1990s, Amusing, Love, Relationships, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    For a movie about all sorts of warm and gooey things -- faith, surrender to wonder, and the possibility of love in a hard, cold world -- it's got a bracingly astringent edge. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Michael doesn't set up big drama or punch up big moments. It ambles. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    It's a little too low-key to be an effective romance and a little too soft to be anything more ambitious. Ultimately, it's neither offensive nor horrible; it's just another unspectacular, uninspired entry on Nora Ephron's erratic resume. show more

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