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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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Harrison Winslow
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Penny Washington
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Julia
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Hal the Bus Driver
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Anne
Bill Calvert ...
Frank Reilly
Lisa Lucas ...
Eva Reilly
Shannon Orrock ...
Woman at Audition
Michael Zebulon ...
Singer at Audition
Chasiti Hampton ...
Shirley Washington - Age 7
Wanya Green ...
Diane Washington - Age 8
Janet MacLachlan ...
Agnes Miller
Javar David Levingston ...
Billy Washington - Age 4
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Storyline

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 (USA)
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Star Robert Downey Jr. has also worked with Alfre Woodard on The Singing Detective (2003), with Elisabeth Shue on Soapdish (1991) and with Tom Sizemore on Natural Born Killers (1994) See more »

Goofs

When the school-age Thomas goes to the boys room, and comes out of the bathroom stall and goes to wash his hand, he doesn't push on the faucet button to start the water flow, and yet he is "washing" his hands See more »

Quotes

Harrison Winslow: Who came up with this ridiculous concept anyway? Resolve your entire life in one bold stroke? What if I fail? And I will. I'll fail. I'm telling you. I always fail. Then my whole life will be a complete failure.
Thomas Reilly: No offense, Harrison. But you died a failure because you never tried.
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References Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Ah Ci Ben Mio
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Franco Corelli
Courtesy of Angel/EMI Classics
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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One of my all-time favorites!
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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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