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Rafferty
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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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Back in the 60's, on a dark deserted highway, Bobby and his '57 Chevy bought it at 90 miles an hour. Today he's making a comeback. See more »


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In an attempt to cash in on the success of Back to the Future (1985) the German release was named "Zurück aus der Vergangenheit" which translates as "Back from the Past". See more »

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As Bobby is helping Lenny climb back up the cliff, Lenny accidentally steps on Bobby's hand. Bobby reacts as though this hurts his hand. Being an Angel, Bobby should not feel pain. See more »

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Bobby: Pretty cool, huh, kid?
Lenny Barnes: Yeah, I'll be the only kid in school with a bullet-proof head.
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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When The Children Make The Mighty Fall
Written and Produced by Mick Muhlfriedel
Recorded by Earl Mankey
Performed by Neko-Meka
Executive Producer George Duke
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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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