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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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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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The subway used in the film is the MARTA system in Atlanta, Georgia. See more »

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While Emily is looking through her HS yearbook, the camera shows a close-up of the page with Bobby's picture. The names do not completely match the pictures on this page. Specifically, the name entered between Bobby and the girl next to him, Berry Strait. This person is not pictured, but there is a lot of information for him. Charles Martin Stoner - transferred from Beaver High School, Beaver, PA. Also, William Sholze is pictured above, and to the right, of Bobby, but his name is not listed with the rest of the names. See more »

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Emily Barnes: [to Bobby] Who you waiving at?
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References The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) See more »

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So Far Away
Written by Shandi Sinnamon
Performed by Shandi
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One of My Fav 80's Comedies
18 June 2004 | by (US!!) – See all my reviews

Basically this movie is about a guy that ends up dying way too young from a car crash. In order for him to get into heaven, he has to help out a teenager with certain things. I don't want to go too far into it b/c I don't want to risk spoiling it for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Looking back at it now, it's a little aged but no matter how many times I've seen it, I still laugh at this movie. I know that it's quite predictable at times, especially after you've watched other movies with similiar plots/scripts. But it's still one of those films that I watch e every time I see it on cable. :) Good family movie that can bring up some laughter in the process.


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