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The Heavenly Kid (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 26 July 1985 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Fantana
Lenny Barnes
Emily Barnes
Joe Barnes
Beau Dremann ...
McIntyre / Bill
Fred Gallo
Anne Sawyer ...
Chad Wiggins-Grady ...
Scott Stone ...
William Kerwin ...
Suburbaner (as Rooney Kerwin)
Will Knickerbocker ...
Harold Bergman ...
Mr. Finley
Donna Rosea ...
Boulevard Girl (as Donna Rosae)


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. He is first given an assignment of helping a young kid named Lenny, who later Bobby founds out is his son. Lenny has a crush for a girl named Sharon who is the most beautiful girl of the class. But she does not even notice him until Bobby helps Lenny change his image and boosts his confidence. By doing this Bobby 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. Bobby later realizes that Lenny's mother is his former girlfriend who has married another guy. Although not being allowed he makes himself visible to her... after some situations take place he vows to give his soul up to help his son from losing his own life. This unknowingly earns Bobby a trip to Heaven or "uptown" as the movie refers to it. 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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26 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Teen Angel  »

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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 »


When Bobby is carrying Emily upstairs we can clearly see the special effect( matte painting - color blotching). She also passes in front of the downstairs ceiling instead of behind it as she ascends the staircase. See more »


Bobby: [after seeing Lenny in action] What a spazola! So, who is it? Which one of these lucky cats is my assignment?
Rafferty: The "spazola."
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »


Mean To Me
Written by George Duke
Performed by The George Duke Band
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Double Flashback: Enjoy the eighties and sixties in one film
3 January 1999 | by (Canyon Lake, Texas) – See all my reviews

Nothing earth shattering here. Still, this is a cute film about an early sixties era teen, sent to the eighties to help out an unhip schoolboy. Twists and turns, plus some good moral lessons make this film work.

If you look close, you can also find a key figure from the movie, "Animal House."

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