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A Night in Heaven (1983)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Monroe
Faye Hanlon
Whitney Hanlon
Deney Terrio ...
Sandra Beall ...
Mrs. Johnson
Fred Buch ...
Jack Hobbs
Karen Margaret Cole ...
Don Cox ...
Veronica Gamba ...
Bill Hindman ...


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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In class, he's just another face in the crowd. In "Heaven", the hottest dance club in town, he's the main attraction. See more »


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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clube das Mulheres  »

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This film is listed among the 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide". 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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Featured in Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) See more »


Dance to the Beat
Performed by Gary U.S. Bonds
Written by Gary U.S. Bonds and Laurie Anderson
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Atkins gets a Warren piece.
7 August 2005 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Heavenly, this film is not, but I must admit that it is one of my guilty pleasures.

The story centers on a community college speech teacher (Warren) with a recently laid-off husband. Her wild sister drags her to a male strip club one night where she discovers that her lazy student (Atkins) is the star attraction. Wouldn't you know it, eventually the teacher is getting private lessons from the student. It's really about temptation and devotion and the fight between the two.

While the plot and styles are incredibly dated, thee are some things to recommend about this film. Warren gives a strong performance, doing as much with the material as she can. Her transition from constricted and conflicted wife to released vixen is convincing. Her frustrated husband, Logan, also does a fine job. Atkins is Atkins and does nothing more than offer lingering stares and lots of skin.

What makes this film a guilty pleasure is the good use of Bryan Adams' music and one of the more erotic love scenes ever filmed with someone of Warren's stature (this was around the time she blew audiences away with her Oscar-nominated performance in Victor/Victoria). If you never thought of Warren as a sexual dynamo, stick around. Some cuts of the love scene contain a shot of Atkin's manhood, which shocked me even back then.

There are some dramatic elements involving the husband and his frustrations, as well as Warren's inner conflicts, but the film is far too short to go into these too deeply.

It's not a good film by any means but I do think it tried to be something more than the trash it was. Perhaps some of the plot ended up on the dance-room floor.

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