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Angels in America

Season 1 Episode 2

Part 2 Perestroika

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 14, 2003 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Part 2 Perestroika
The story continues with Prior finally confronting the visions, Cohn desperately trying to manipulate the system to his benefit - all the while haunted by one of his victims, and Harper attempting to regain control of her life.

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Al Pacino

Al Pacino

Roy Cohn

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Harper Pitt

Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson

Joe Pitt

Ben Shenkman

Ben Shenkman

Louis Ironson / Angel of Oceania

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / Angel of America

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright

Belize / Mr. Lies / Angel of Europe

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    • HBO broadcast this as a three-hour event on two Sundays from 8-11 pm E/P each night. They then repackaged each of the six chapters as one-hour episodes to be rebroadcast in the week following each premiere. Perestroika was broken down into "Stop Moving!," "Beyond Nelly" and "Heaven, I'm in Heaven." These ran Monday-Wednesday at 8 pm E/P and played again Thursday-Saturday at 10 pm E/P December 15-20, 2003.

    • Music in This Episode:

      "Solitude" by Duke Ellington

      "Moon River" by Henry Mancini

      "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails" by Frank Sinatra

      "So Fresh" by Nature

      "I'm His Child" by Zella Jackson Price

      "Life & Death" by Nature

      "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" by George Lewis and His Ragtime Band

      "Supa High" by Nature

    • The episode was filmed in various boroughs of New York City and Tivoli, Lazio, Italy—approximately 19 miles (30 km) outside of Rome.

    • This part was nominated for twenty Emmy awards and it went on to win eleven: Miniseries, Directing, Writing, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Casting, Art Direction, Makeup, and Sound Mixing—all with designation "in a Miniseries."

    • This episode is based on Tony Kushner's play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part Two: Perestroika (1992). This part won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Play.