6.2/10
1,112
19 user 6 critic

Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 1985 (USA)
When her father goes out of town, beautiful A-student Natalie lets best friends Jeff and Polly move in. Separately and together, the trio of young teens learn much about life, love, and growing up.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Some Girls (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Michael attempts to... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley
The Hot Spot (1990)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Gordon
Stars: Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney
Étoile (1989)
Fantasy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Young American ballerina enrolls in a prestigious ballet school in Hungary. She suddenly becomes inexplicably obsessed with Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and her personality completely changes. A young man in love with her investigates.

Director: Peter Del Monte
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Gary McCleery, Laurent Terzieff
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lighthearted story of two working class brothers courting three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.

Director: Pat O'Connor
Stars: Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Joaquin Phoenix
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the ... See full summary »

Director: Betty Kaplan
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly, Stefania Sandrelli
Phenomena (1985)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi
Far Harbor (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of seven young people spend a weekend in the home of a wealthy yuppie on Long Island and live out their problems.

Director: John Huddles
Stars: Edward Atterton, Jennifer Connelly, Dan Futterman
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An anonymous love letter left in Michael's locker on the last day of school wreaks havoc on his life, and the lives of everyone who come in contact with it.

Director: David Greenwalt
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston
Mischief (1985)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1956, the shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Doug McKeon, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelly Preston
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Director: Lee Tamahori
Stars: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Connelly
Valley Girl (1983)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Natalie Becker
...
Jeff Moran
...
Polly Franklin
...
Michael Zaslow ...
Natalie's Father
...
Jeff's Mother
...
Jeff's Stepfather
...
Zoo Knudsen
...
Bill the Photographer
...
Dr. Rodney
...
Senator Peterson
...
Aunt Gail
...
Lisa
Paul Martell ...
White House Aide
Margo Skinner ...
Polly's Mother
Edit

Storyline

Natalie Becker is staying at home studying and working on an essay to meet the president while her father is away. Jeffrey Moran, a childhood friend (whom her father does not know) is having trouble with his stepfather, Jeremy, who is an immature bully, so she lets him stay with her. All sorts of trouble and misunderstandings ensue. Natalie's best friend Polly tries to date a pro baseball player, Zoo Knudson, and is very intrusive on Natalie's personal life, jumping to hasty conclusions. She is also ready to jump on a plane to New York to be with Zoo. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When you're fifteen, being in love is more than just...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deslices de joventud  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,078 (USA) (11 May 1986)

Gross:

$31,430 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After finishing this film, Jennifer Connelly and Maddie Corman both auditioned for the lead role in Labyrinth (1986). Innitially Corman was very much considered, but when Connelly auditioned it was clear to director Jim Henson that she was the right choice. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Knudsen hits a home run, there are a few editing mistakes. The filming takes place in Shea Stadium. Well if the Generals were supposed to be the home team, they should have been wearing white uniforms. The other team, the Mets, where the ones wearing white. Also, the up close shot of the Mets pitcher, Dwight Gooden, clearly shows his number as 16. After the home run, the Mets pitcher is shown with number 76. Knudsen is a right handed batter, the distant shot of the home run, shows a left handed batter swinging. See more »

Connections

References Police Academy (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready Or Not
Written by Robert Kraft & Franne Golde
Performed by Josie Aiello
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A rare teen gem!
2 December 2013 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

While other 80's teen movies get all the glory, this movie is worth taking a good looking into. "Seven Minutes in Heaven" is an angst on the art of coming of age. Most of the themes is love, sex, and relationships that come and go. Here you got Natalie(Jennifer Connelly) a brilliant, yet independent student who lets her friend Jeff(Byron Thames) stay at her house after a big fight with his stepfather(Marshall Bell). Then there's Polly(Maddie Corman) who has the toughest time in school finding a boyfriend. So what does she do? Falls in love worth a baseball player from New York named Zoo(Billy Wirth) . Well, when Natalie dates one of Jeff's friends, she discovered he is anything but faithful. And Polly meeting with Zoo doesn't go the way she wished for. All the pandemonium is going on all around. Jeff's mother tries her best to bring her son home, and make a connection with the new stepfather. As for Natalie, she just need to open up, and be more forward with everyone. She lost her mother to leukemia. Polly on the other hand needs to be happy with herself and be true to herself. Yes, it's a pain to be goofy, but chasing the winds can make you more miserable. It's a fun movie, should be used for educational purposes in my opinion. Not too raunchy, very subtle. A keeper in the books. 2 out of 5 stars.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page