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The Heavenly Kid (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 26 July 1985 (USA)
A hip guardian angel named Bobby Fontana, who died in a car race in the 60s, reluctantly agrees to watch over lonely 80s high schooler Lenny Barnes who needs guidance on how to become cool.

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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
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Suburbaner (as Rooney Kerwin)
Will Knickerbocker ...
Max
Harold Bergman ...
Mr. Finley
Donna Rosea ...
Boulevard Girl (as Donna Rosae)
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Storyline

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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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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$1,614,225 (USA) (28 July 1985)

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$3,852,271 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Lenny is not wearing a hat or hair net while cooking in Max's kitchen. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: Aw, have a heart, Joe! The kid just got laid!
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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I Need The Touch
Written by Stefan Shmitt and Steve Humphreys
Performed by Stuffy Shmitt
Produced by Rob Stevens
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Light hearted comedy/love story
8 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have loaned this to my friends (and their kids) of many ages and all have really enjoyed it. The sketch about the "spazola" had me in stitches although not politically correct these days Also, catch a look at Richard Mulligan as Rafferty (the man from "Soap" I'm told) I believe this film is very underrated but Sadly it is seldom seen on English TV apart from occasionally on Sky. However, should you ever get a chance to watch it...I would thoroughly recommend it ! It has sadness, humour, sex (A little), comedy and a story which is more than a lot of films these days. And..... The whole family can sit down together and enjoy it


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