Angels in America
An HBO miniseries, based on the Tony-award winning plays by Tony Kushner, about AIDS, religion, drugs, homosexuality, angels, and whether the redemption of man is possible. The story revolves around a group of people who, at first sight, have nothing to do with each other -- but are all connected by their ideology, experiences, and feelings.
Last Episode01x06 Perestroika: Chapter Six - Heaven,… Aired: Dec. 14, 2003
In Perestroika Prior Walter faces the visions that he tries to confront. Meanwhile, Roy Cohn tries to manipulate with the system so he could … [continue reading]
Series Fun Facts
- When Nurse Emily starts babbling in Hebrew to Prior, she's actually reciting El Malei Rachamim, the prayer for the dead, asking for the repose of Prior's soul.
- Goof (anachronisms): The movie takes place in 1985, yet the funeral in Perestroika shows a drag queen dressed as a Barbra Streisand circa 1993.
- The prayer that Belize asks Louis to recite (and which Louis completes with Ethel's help) is the Mourner's Kaddish, one of the central prayers of Judaism. It is recited in memory of the…
[show]The prayer that Belize asks Louis to recite (and which Louis completes with Ethel's help) is the Mourner's Kaddish, one of the central prayers of Judaism. It is recited in memory of the recently deceased, at funerals, on the anniversary of a deceased loved one's death, and as a part of the standard Jewish religious service. The word "Kaddish" means "sanctification," and the prayer is entirely made up of praises for God; there is no mention of death anywhere in it. Parts of the prayer are inspired by passages from the books of Ezekiel and Daniel. Though most prayers in Jewish liturgy are in Hebrew, the Kaddish is actually in Aramaic.