A Night in Heaven (1983)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  18 November 1983 (USA)
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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girl's night out, ... See full summary »



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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girl's night out, where she discovers that one of the dancers is her failing student Rick Monroe, a.k.a. "Ricky the Rocket". A heated affair between teacher and student ensues, as Faye struggles to reconcile her emotions and make consequential life choices: Continue her lustful sessions with the studly-but-shallow teen stripper? Or break it off with Ricky and work to salvage her marriage to the loving-but-distant husband? Written by Anonymous

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During the opening credits, the decommissioned Saturn V launch tower (Mobile Launch Platform #1 retrofitted with the milkstool pedestal (which was built by Chrysler Corporation Aerospace Division) fitted to launch the Saturn IB for Skylab and the final Apollo-Soyuz mission) is seen next to the Vehicle Assembly Building (seen in the film with one side of the building painted with the Star and Stripes with the 1976 Bicentennial Star, which was removed in 1998 and repainted with the NASA meatball logo). The Saturn V (SA-514 second and third stage, along with a first stage (S-IC-T) which was a test stage painted in the Saturn V livery, with BP30 (a mock up of the Apollo CSM), was originally earmarked for the canceled Apollo 19 mission, which was reassigned as Apollo 15 right after Apollo 20 was canceled. After 1996, the Saturn V on display at Kennedy Space Center is now housed at the Apollo/Saturn V Center where it has been enclosed after years of sitting outside being subjected to corrosion and elevated off the ground - it has been restored to its original condition. This also holds true with the other Saturn V on display at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where it was restored in 2004 - a building was constructed around the Saturn V and completed in 2007; both Saturn Vs on display are properties (docents) of the Smithsonian Institution. The decommissioned launch tower was dismantled and refitted to LC39B which was not in use when the film was released - this launch facility last used in 1975 during Apollo-Soyuz was operational January 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds after liftoff. See more »


When Faye and Patsy are talking at the airport, Patsy is holding her magazines with her left arm. When they hug, the magazines jump to her right arm. See more »


Faye: I just flunked that kid!
Patsy: You just did what to that kid?
Faye: I just flunked that kid in my class!
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Flunks In The Classroom, Passes In The Bedroom
13 April 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A Night In Heaven rates right up there as one of the trashiest films ever made. But Christopher Atkins is so goldarn sexy in this I have to say that this film is a guilty pleasure of mine.

The Blue Lagoon Boy with no curls any longer plays a trailer park kid who is the main attraction at a male strip club named Heaven located in Titusville near Cape Canaveral. He's also going to community college where Professor Lesley Anne Warren flunks him in her Speech class. At the same time Warren is not getting any attention from husband Robert Logan and she's frustrated.

On a girl's night out, she takes one look at Atkins and Atkins sees the look Warren is giving him and the results are inevitable. I think you can figure where this is going, it doesn't take a genius. But the climax I will say rates high in the ludicrous cinema department.

Interestingly enough while Christopher Atkins won the Razzie Award for worst actor, A Night In Heaven wasn't nominated for Worst Picture. It was probably unfair to Chris since all he was asked to do was look sexy and be seductive. He succeeded admirably on both counts. I suppose the Razzies are as inscrutable as the Oscars.

But if your taste runs to trashy movies, don't let this one get by.

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