Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
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Set during World War II, 5 US troopers are caught behind enemy lines. As each one dies they leave letters, that is, all except one.


Peter H. Hunt


John Masius (created by), Martha Williamson | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
Roma Downey ... Monica
Della Reese ... Tess
John Dye ... Andrew
Christian Leffler ... Pvt. Joe Faraday
Steven Martini ... Nick
Esteban Powell ... Homer
Matthew Glave ... Sgt. Walker
Andrew Kavovit ... Eddie Rourke
Amy Locane ... Stella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Lenz ... Corporal


Set during World War II, 5 US troopers are caught behind enemy lines. As each one dies they leave letters, that is, all except one.

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angel of death | See All (1) »


Drama | Family | Fantasy







Release Date:

3 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The American soldiers were assigned to the 29th Infantry Division. The 29th was a Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia National Guard unit that had been inducted into federal service on February 3, 1941. One of the three regiments of this division stormed Omaha Beach, France, on D-Day, on June 6, 1944, and suffered heavy losses under adverse surf conditions and concentrated fire from the German positions on the high bluffs. See more »


Edited into Touched by an Angel: The Last Chapter (2002) See more »


Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by a girl trio in nightclub scene
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One of the best Touched by an Angel Episodes---a must see for a fan
23 March 2019 | by glbenson-24252See all my reviews

I was intrigued by the synopsis info when this episode started; it held my attention throughout the whole show. Very well written with many issues going on of raw emotion, good and evil conflicts with the main character, who is not likeable(until the end)... They spent a lot of $$ on this particular episode, and the production qualities are superb. The different personalities in the squad of American soldiers, in wartime conflict and personal conflict with each other in dire times of death and fear are gripping. I will not reveal the ending, but it was one that I did not expect. I was moved with emotion all throughout.

Kudos to Martha Williamson for a superbly written story.

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