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Heaven Can Wait (1978)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  28 June 1978 (USA)
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A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was supposed to die, comes back to life in the body of a recently-murdered millionaire.

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Joe Pendleton is a football quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he was not ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the Los Angeles Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl. At the same time, he falls in love with a British environmental activist who disapproves of his policies and actions. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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28 June 1978 (USA)  »

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El cielo puede esperar  »

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SEK 3,864,734 (Sweden)
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Leslie Caron was also considered for the role of Betty Logan. Years after the film's released, Warren Beatty admitted that Julie Christie was the saving grace behind the film's success. See more »

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When Max finds out the truth, his cigar jumps from his hand to his mouth and back again between shots. See more »

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Joe Pendleton: I'm not supposed to be here.
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A very classy movie
5 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't think of any other way to describe it in the summary - so I used the word "classy". That's right, classy. It probably stems from the fact that the movie is done in such good taste - very appealing and witty humor.

The entire cast does an absolutely perfect job in this movie. From Warren Beatty, to James Mason (is James Mason physically capable of putting in a bad performance ? ), to Buck Henry, to Jack Warden.

Perhaps the two best performances are Charles Grodin (the slimy personal assistant to Leo Farnsworth),and Dyan Cannon as the psycho Julia Farnsworth. They are both brilliant in their roles.

Very worth watching. Also worth more than its IMDB 6.9 rating.


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