City of Angels

City Of Angels is a film based on the novel "Wings of Desire", about an angel who falls in love with a human while trying to help her through a difficult time in her life.

  • Starring: Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage
  • Director(s): Brad Silberling
  • Producer(s): Desire Entertainment
  • Screenwriter(s): Wim Wenders, Peter Handke
  • Distributor: Warner Brothers
  • Animal Coordinator: Unknown
  • Release Date: Tuesday, December 02, 1997
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

A dog is used throughout the film. It sits on a bed or couch, plays fetch with the actor, rides in a truck, etc. For all of the above action, the trainer placed the dog on its mark and cued it with verbal and hand commands with a food reward. There is one scene where a man is trying to remove a tick from the dog's upper torso. The actor merely simulated removing the tick. An actual tick is not seen on the animal.