In 1959, in San Francisco, the telephone operator Penny Washington leaves her three children to work in her night shift. The shy singer Harrison Winslow is afraid of the stage and quits his audition. The waitress Julia is proposed by her boyfriend and she does not accept; then she regrets and leaves her job to seek him out. The smalltime thief Milo Peck tries to retrieve a collection of stamps that he had stolen from a boy. They embark in a bus and the driver Hal distracts while driving and has a serious accident, and driver and passengers die. Meanwhile, Frank Reilly is driving his pregnant wife Eva Reilly to the hospital. Frank successfully escapes from the bus but Eva is nervous and delivers her baby in the car. The souls of the four passengers become the guardian angels and the invisible friends of the boy Thomas Reilly. Seven years later, Penny, Julia, Harrison and Milo conclude that they are harming the boy and they decide to become invisible also to him. Thirty and something ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The story of four souls who needed a body and one guy who needed some soul.
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Did You Know?
Before she dies, Julia is seen waitressing at "The Purple Onion", a real San Francisco club where comedians such as Phyllis Diller
and the Smothers Brothers (Dick Smothers
and Tom Smothers
) performed. When Julia's boyfriend shows up, the comedian on stage is dressed like, and performing one of the monologues of, Bob Newhart
, because he is Newhart's son. See more
When Milo/Thomas begins falling from the trellis he is holding on from the front; when we see him next he is straddling the trellis from the side. See more
[to a child he robbed
Hey, life's tough. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Mostly you don't get what you want.
References Taking Care of Business
"Ah Ci Ben Mio"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Franco Corelli
Courtesy of Angel/EMI Classics
Under license from CEMA Special Markets See more