Heart and Souls (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  13 August 1993 (USA)
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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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A comedy about two hearts, four souls...and second chances. See more »

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

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Release Date:

13 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

4 fantasmi per un sogno  »

Box Office


$16,581,714 (USA)

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Marc Shaiman:  The film's composer as an audition piano accompanist. See more »


The trolley poles of the trackless trolley are clearly not making contact with the wire in certain shots. See more »


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 The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »


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Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren
Performed by The Flamingos
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One of my all-time favorites!
14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just call me a sentimental sap, but This one is one of my favorite movies. Robert Downey Jr., Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Elisabeth Shue, Tome Sizemore, Dave Paymer where all excellent! What a Great combination! I saw this movie before my youngest son was born and it made such a lasting impression on me that it caused me to make bedtime rituals with him (Prayer, and what he calls his Lu-Lu's (a song We made up)). I've seen this movie maybe a half dozen times and stop and wait any time I see that it's on TV. THis movie made me a Robert Downey Jr. fan, and it made me a little more sympathetic to his personal issues. I'm happy to see that he may have finally turned the corner on his recovery.

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