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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Calvert ...
Lisa Lucas ...
Shannon Orrock ...
Michael Zebulon ...
Chasiti Hampton ...
Wanya Green ...
Javar David Levingston ...


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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bus | baby | soul | hospital | death | See All (52) »


The story of four souls who needed a body and one guy who needed some soul. 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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2.35 : 1
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Final film of producer, production manager and assistant / second unit director Dirk Petersmann. See more »


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


Milo Peck: [to the person that caused his death] I can't get a decent meal, I can't get a smoke, and mostly, I can't get laid. You turned me into a *goddamn* monk!
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Features The Donna Reed Show (1958) See more »


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Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren
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This movie will probably always be in my top 5!
6 February 2003 | by (Biloxi, MS., USA) – See all my reviews

This movie has it all. I loved it the first time I saw it and still do every time I see it. The casting was perfect and the actors all have a wonderful chemistry together. I will never get tired of watching certain scenes, like the (last) stamp scene with Milo, when Penny realizes who the cop is and when Thomas hugs the cop (hilarious!!), when Thomas sings finally, when Milo has to say goodbye, there are just so many great scenes in this movie. And Robert Downey, Jr. just does a tremendous job - he is so talented. When the four spirits enter his body (at different times), it's amazing how well he portrays each one with such accuracy (especially as Penny), like he's really that person. The humor never misses a beat. This movie will probably always be in my top 5!!

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