City of Angels (1998)

Director
Brad Silberling

Main cast
Nicolas Cage; Meg Ryan; Andre Braugher; Dennis Franz; Colm Feore

Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Description
When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple embarks on a tender but forbidden romance spanning heaven and Earth.


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