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Heart and Souls (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 13 August 1993 (USA)
A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.

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Bill Calvert ...
Frank Reilly
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Eva Reilly
Shannon Orrock ...
Woman at Audition
Michael Zebulon ...
Singer at Audition
Chasiti Hampton ...
Shirley Washington - Age 7
Wanya Green ...
Diane Washington - Age 8
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Agnes Miller
Javar David Levingston ...
Billy Washington - Age 4
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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

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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13 August 1993 (USA)  »

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4 fantasmi per un sogno  »

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$16,581,714
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Robert Downey, Jr. has said of this film at the "Robert Downey, Jr. Film Guide" website: "Ron Underwood really attracted me to Heart and Souls. It's a character-driven film about sacrifice. The sacrifices people make for one another, and the sacrifice you have to make to find any semblance of bliss, and then there's Thomas, whose head is spinning from the realization that these souls are real, and he's going to have to bend a little to make room for them. Real fine, San Francisco, lots of money. Probably one of the best times in my life. Good movie. It's a fun movie, in which I only have to wear one costume. Even my hair stays the same in the whole movie, and the only thing I had to do was act. So that was a piece of cake." See more »

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Penny Washington is wearing miniature earphones when she's on the bus in 1959, but these were not available until the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Milo Peck: Look, I'm a man.
Julia: You're a *dead* man.
Milo Peck: You bug my ass! You've been bugging my ass since the early-'70s.
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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Mr. Hug-A-Bug
Lyrics by Brent Maddock
Music by Marc Shaiman
Performed by Alfre Woodard
Also performed by Wren T. Brown
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Very moving...
19 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I laughed at its funny bits and cried in the sad bits. Robert Downey Jnr was excellent as the leading character and the bus passengers provided some light relief. Everyone should have friends like these! Marvellous!


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