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. Another body must be found without his death being discovered, 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 an English environmental activist who disapproves of his policies and actions. Written by
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Did You Know?
The role of Joe Pendleton was originally a boxer in Here Comes Mr. Jordan
(1941). Warren Beatty
originally wanted to have Muhammad Ali
play the boxer. When Ali's boxing schedule prevented him from doing the movie, Beatty - who could not box but could play football - recast the lead role as a football player See more
At the end of their first meeting in Farnsworth's new gym when Joe reveals himself, Max sits down on the steps. His cigar is in his right hand, and Max drops both hands down between his legs still holding the cigar. When the shot cuts to Farnsworth standing up to leave, the cigar is instantly in Max's mouth, with his hands still lowered. See more
Isn't it true that an accident in your west coast nuclear plant could stimulate seismic activity in the San Andreas fault, which could destroy most of southern California?
I think you'd have to define "destroy".
Referenced in NYPD Blue: Heavin' Can Wait
The Rams Marching Song
By John T. Boudreau See more