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Heart and Souls (1993)

 -  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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Heart and Souls  »

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$16,581,714 (USA)
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Some of the literal English language translations of this film's foreign language titles, according to the Robert Downey Jnr Film Guide website, are: Argentina: El Amor es Eterno (Love is Eternal); Brazil: Morrendo e Aprendendo (Dying and Learning); France: Drôles de fantômes (Funny Ghosts); Germany: Vier Himmlische Freunde (Four Heavenly Friends); Israel: One More Chance for Life (English translation); Italy: Quattro Fantasmi Per Un Sogno (Four Ghosts for a Dream); Japan: When Love is Smiling (English translation); Poland: Serce i Dusze (Heart and Souls); Spain: Corazones y Almas (Heart and Souls). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Hal the Bus Driver: It is time, ooooh!
Milo Peck: It is time? Ooooh?
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Features The Donna Reed Show (1958) See more »

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I Only Have Eyes For You
Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren
Performed by The Flamingos
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This was another winner in a fantastic year for movies: 1993. In fact, there were so many good movies in this year that films like this were buried.

If you can just ignore the typically off-the-wall Hollywood version of death and heaven and just enjoy the wonderfully-sentimental and humorous fantasy- romance-drama story, you'll be very entertained.

The story is nicely told, entertaining start-to-finish in its 103 minutes. It really takes off after Robert Downey Jr. has become an adult and the "spirits" return to him.

As much humor as in here, in addition to fantasy and drama, the final 15-20 minutes are tear-jerking.


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