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The Heavenly Kid (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  26 July 1985 (USA)
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When Bobby dies in a car accident he is not allowed to enter heaven but has to stay in one of the lower levels until he has worked enough as an guardian angel in order to deserve paradise. ... See full summary »

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Bobby Fantana
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Lenny Barnes
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Emily Barnes
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Rafferty
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Joe Barnes
Beau Dremann ...
McIntyre / Bill
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Fred Gallo
Anne Sawyer ...
Sharon
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Melissa
Chad Wiggins-Grady ...
Jerry
Scott Stone ...
Frank
William Kerwin ...
Suburbaner (as Rooney Kerwin)
Will Knickerbocker ...
Max
Harold Bergman ...
Mr. Finley
Donna Rosea ...
Boulevard Girl (as Donna Rosae)
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When Bobby dies in a car accident he is not allowed to enter heaven but has to stay in one of the lower levels until he has worked enough as an guardian angel in order to deserve paradise. One of his jobs is Lenny, a gifted boy, who loves his schoolmate Sharon who is the most beautiful girl of the class. But she does not even notice him so that he is about to commit suicide. Bobby prevents this and dresses Lenny up making him a playboy and tough guy so that he gets what he wants although Bobby knows that this is not the best. Thinking that his job is done, Bobby realizes that Lenny's mother is his former girlfriend who has married another guy. Although not being allowed he makes himself visible to her... Written by Volker Boehm

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1962 was a bad year for Bobby. First he drove 300ft over a cliff, then they wouldn't let him into heaven... See more »


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The opening scenes showing how Bobby died in a car crash in a "chicken run" is a recreation of the famous race scene in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Joe is even wearing a red jacket like James Dean. See more »

Goofs

When Bobby visits the "place of his ultimate demise", the cars are not in the same position as when they were crashed at the beginning of the movie. Most notable is Bobby's car, which is right side up (it flipped on the way down and crashed on its' roof). See more »

Quotes

Bobby: Hey, Good Looking.
Emily Barnes: Bobby?
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Spoofs Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Mean To Me
Written by George Duke
Performed by The George Duke Band
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An Angel With Dirty Wings.
26 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A kid (Lewis Smith) from the late-1960s (who appears to be from the 1950s due to his antics and wardrobe) dies one night in a chicken car race. He is unable to get into Heaven though because of his life on Earth so thus he goes back to the 1980s and tries to help a dorky high school student (Jason Gedrick) become popular and cool. Also along for the ride is Gedrick's mother/Lewis' old girlfriend (Jane Kaczmarek of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame) and motorcycle-riding guardian angel Richard Mulligan. So many plot holes and predictable twists stall this one pretty fast. Smith and Mulligan do what they can together, but they have elementary-styled aspects of film-making to work with. Everything else is not worth your time or effort. Not the worst film of the time period, but another one of those unwanted footnotes from the mid-1980s. 2 stars out of 5.


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