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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Julia's letter to John reads as follows: "John, There was so much I wanted to say to you tonight, but everything I said somehow came out all wrong. I am coming home because I want to be with you. I hope you'll give me another chance. Whatever happens, please know I will love you always. Julia" See more
When Milo (as Thomas) is being chased by the dog when trying to get the stamps back, he waits for Julia, Penny and Harrison to enter the room before closing the door to stop the dog. Considering they are all spirits, they could go through the door and would not be harmed by the dog anyways. See more
He likes to play the field. He takes after me
A baboon in heat takes after you.
Funny. You're killing me, you're really killing me. Oh yeah, I'm already dead. I forgot
References Taking Care of Business
Lyrics by Brent Maddock
Music by Marc Shaiman
Performed by Alfre Woodard
Also performed by Wren T. Brown See more