6.5/10
2,609
41 user 10 critic

Made in Heaven (1987)

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a boy runs away to California. But he ends up in heaven because he dies after trying to help a family from drowning in a river. In heaven he'll meet a beautiful girl, who has never reincarnated before.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Turk 182! (1985)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city. At the same time, Mayor Tyler is embroiled in a ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall
Iceman (1984)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A prehistoric Neanderthal man found frozen in ice is revived by an arctic exploration team, who then attempt to use him for their own scientific means.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle
Chances Are (1989)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is a fiercely tender, sparkly sleeper gem, with stellar cast, about spirituality, the unconditional nature of the soul mate, loyalty and love and an alternate view to death.

Director: Emile Ardolino
Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mike Shea / Elmo Barnett
...
Annie Packert / Ally Chandler
...
Aunt Lisa
...
Annette Shea
...
Steve Shea
...
Brenda Carlucci
...
Ben Chandler
...
Tom Donnelly (as Timothy Daly)
...
Donald Sumner
...
Wiley Foxx
...
Guy Blanchard / Brian Dutton (as Willard Pugh)
...
Lyman McCray
...
Truck Driver
...
Stanky
...
Shark
Edit

Storyline

In 1952 while driving to California to start his life anew, twenty-something Mike Shea accidentally dies while doing a heroic act. Despite floundering in his life - he was having troubles holding a steady job and his supposed girlfriend was about to marry someone else - he was not ready to leave the living. In heaven, he learns that despite it being a fantastical other world existence, he still has human emotions, such as romantic love, which he feels for a "new" soul he meets named Annie Packert (i.e. she has never been among the living on Earth), who in turn loves him. He also learns that one's next life is somewhat predetermined by their stay in heaven. So when Annie is sent to Earth for her first go around as a human, Mike pleads with the man in charge at heaven, Emmett Humbird, to locate him in his next human life at least in the same country so that he can find Annie. Emmett reluctantly agrees, but only gives Mike thirty years in his next life to find her. Those next lives of ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

How in Heaven did they meet? How on Earth will they find each other? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hecho en el cielo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$4,572,845 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of Emmett is credited to "himself" in the end credits, but was actually played by Debra Winger, who was married to Timothy Hutton at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

As Mike is driving around town, drinking and smoking, he tosses his cigarette out of the window just before he swerves and spins to avoid a car coming straight towards him. In the next shot, he is holding the same cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Annie: You know what we've never done. We've never... danced. I'm going arent I?
Mike: Yes.
Annie: Don't be sad. Don't get sad mike.
Mike: Why does it have to be you?
Annie: It's not sad. I'm going to be somebody's baby.
See more »

Crazy Credits

And starring Emmett as himself See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Video Discoveries (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

For What It's Worth
Written by Stephen Stills
Performed by Buffalo Springfield
Produced by Charles Greene and Brian Stone
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Courtesy of Cotillion Music, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This is one of my all-time favorites!
26 November 1998 | by (Ontario, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This movie ranks up there with all those that can be watched time and time again and they never seem to get old or boring. I love this movie and recommend it to everyone.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?