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The Heavenly Kid (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  26 July 1985 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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. 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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For Bobby to go Uptown, he must look into his heart. See more »


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

Goofs

After discovering who Lenny's mother is, Bobby leaves the house and starts wandering the streets looking for Rafferty. All the businesses Bobby passes are still open and doing business, even the street vendors (as seen by the many customers carrying packages, Rafferty is eating a hotdog). While Lenny is being confronted by his parents, the clock behind him shows the time to be almost 10:45pm. It seems unlikely businesses would still be open at that time. See more »

Quotes

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 The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Minute Love
Written by Danny Sembello and Jim McKeever
Performed by 'Mickey Thomas' (of Jefferson Starship)
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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