When Angels Sing
in Movie Theaters
Original Air Date: December 2011
Harry Connick Jr. ... Michael Walker
Chandler Canterbury ... David Walker
Connie Britton ... Susan Walker
Fionnula Flanagan ... Ma
Kris Kristofferson ... The Colonel
Willie Nelson ... Nick
Lyle Lovett ... Griffin
Mike Gassaway ... Doctor
Ryan Tillman ... Customer
Melissa Cordero ... College Student
Eloise DeJoria ... Laura
Heather Kafka ... David's Doctor
Georgia Cole ... Tricia
Deborah Cole ... Theresa
Timeca M. Seretti ... Nurse
from official "When Angels Sing" site:
WHEN ANGELS SING is a life-affirming story for all ages!
Harry Connick Jr. stars as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well-intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson, Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.
Based on Book: When Angels Sing by Turk Pipkin
Also, Lyle Lovett spoke about the movie, in an interview:
here's an excerpt-
You just filmed a Christmas movie called When Angels Sing, with Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. That’s a pretty big musical lineup.
Music was a big component. The movie was filmed in Austin and it’s set in Austin, and it very much reflects the music community there. There are other musicians in it too; Bruce Robison is in it, Charlie Sexton is in it, Marcia Ball is in it. They play extended family members of Harry Connick’s character. He plays a guy who’s lost the Christmas spirit, and he and his wife and son move into a neighbourhood that is famous for being the town’s big Christmas neighbourhood, where people come to look at the lights. I’m his new neighbour, who is the Christmas decorating rabble-rouser. I’m Mr. Enthusiastic Christmas.
See full interview, here.
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