Michael is the title of an American fantasy motion picture released in 1996. The film stars John Travolta as the Archangel Michael, who is sent to Earth to do various tasks, including mending some wounded hearts. Contrary to popular depictions of angels, Michael is portrayed as a boozing, smoking, oversexed slob—but a character capable of imparting unexpected wisdom. The cast includes Andie MacDowell, William Hurt and Robert Pastorelli as people who cross Michael's path. The film was directed by Nora Ephron. The dance scene and other location shots were filmed at Texas's Gruene Hall.