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Made in Heaven (1987)

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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.

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

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6 November 1987 (USA)  »

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$4,572,845 (USA)
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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 »

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Emmett: Remember Heaven, Elmo? All you have to do is think about where you want to be and you're there.
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I Am A Child
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Buffalo Springfield
Produced by Jim Messina
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Courtesy of Cotillion Music, Inc.
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excellent love story, with a twist
29 February 2000 | by (fairbanks, Alaska) – See all my reviews

If you ever you had something and then lost it, looked everywhere but couldn't get a hold of that one thing that mattered so much in your life. Then this is the movie for you! If you ever fell in love, and something happened and you couldn't do anything to keep him/or her.

This movie will touch something inside you and will help you see how it is on the other side of life (heaven).

One thing that got me was that Emmett in the movie was Debra Winger. The main female in the movie "An officer and a Gentleman." That was another twist.


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