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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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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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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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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 »

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When Bobby and Lenny are in the junkyard making over the Belair, we see the paint going on the car from left to right. However when we see Bobby moving his hand to make the car turn red, his hand is moving right to left. See more »

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Bobby: A while? A while? There's a fucking Viking in here!
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References The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) See more »

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Heart Of Love
Written by Roxanne Seeman, Billie Hughes, Marcy Levy
Performed by Jamie Bond
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Great family viewing
31 July 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I felt that it was clean, non violent and after all it was for family so it was nice to see it was catered in that direction. Taught the children to look out for others. I feel children learn a great deal off movies etc and by making good movies like this one it does make a difference to our children. The humour was great, and I think they choose well in the people that they had playing the roles. It didn't target any religion, it was opened minded so it was enjoyed by all, It is good to have movies back in the past to help you remember those good times and fun times. The movie made you look at yourself and wonder what you were really doing. An Excellent movie all round.


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