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
Did You Know?
This was the first movie that David Paymer
was seen in after Mr. Saturday Night
(1992) in which he had received an Academy Award Best Supporting Actor nomination. The film was also one of two 1993 feature films featuring Paymer which were first released in this year. The other picture was Searching for Bobby Fischer
(1993). See more
Penny Washington is wearing miniature earphones when she's on the bus in 1959, but these were not available until the 1970s. See more
Hal the Bus Driver
It is time, ooooh!
It is time? Ooooh?
References Taking Care of Business
The Thrill Is Gone
Written by Roy Hawkins
and Rick Darnell
Performed by B.B. King See more