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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.

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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
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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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Hecho en el cielo  »

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$4,572,845 (USA)
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16 : 9
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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 »

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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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Annie: [Crashing home drunk] Oh Daddy! Why doesn't he love me?
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Mr. Soul
Written by Neil Young
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.
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Absolutely Wonderful
27 May 2004 | by (Bellingham, WA) – See all my reviews

This was a fabulous movie. It makes you sad, and happy, and hoping, and wishing, and everything that a movie should do. The sound track alone is worth it, I bought it and it is SOoooooooooo GREAT!!! Both feature players, Hutton & McGillis are so convincing in their roles. GREAT movie!! It shows that Heaven can be all things for all people, and is just dreamy. You despair at the last minute and then,.... well, you will have to see it yourself. I think it's a real classic. At times it is a real heart grabber. You think.. JUST TURN AROUND!!!

Wish it was on DVD.


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