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Actor Robert Downey Jr. has said of this film at the Robert Downey Jnr Film Guide website: "Ron Underwood really attracted me to Heart and Souls. It's a character-driven film about sacrifice-the sacrifices people make for one another, and the sacrifice you have to make to find any semblance of bliss. And then there's Thomas whose head is spinning from the realization that these souls are real, and he's going to have to bend a little to make room for them ... Real fine, San Francisco, lots of money. Probably one of the best times in my life. Good movie ... It's a fun movie, in which I only have to wear one costume. Even my hair stays the same in the whole movie, and the only thing I had to do was act. So that was a piece of cake".
The guest comedian at The Purple Onion is Bob Newhart, played by his real life son, Robert William Newhart. It is his only movie credit to date.
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Before she dies, Julia is seen waitressing at "The Purple Onion", a real San Francisco club where comedians such as Phyllis Diller and the Smothers Brothers (Dick Smothers and Tom Smothers) performed. When Julia's boyfriend shows up, the comedian on stage is dressed like, and performing one of the monologues of, Bob Newhart, because he is Newhart's son.
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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"
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The sign on the bus just before four of the main characters die is "4 Terminal."
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According to show-business trade paper 'Variety', the film recalls "such vintage fantasy fare as Topper (1937) and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)".
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The movie did not garner a cinema release in some territories and went straight to video in such countries as the UK and Hungary.
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The film is dedicated to the film's line producer and unit production manager Dirk Petersmann.
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The pictured was nominated for ten Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Saturn) Awards including Best Fantasy Film and two nominations each for Best Supporting Actor and Actress but the film only won just the one Saturn Award, for Best Actor - Robert Downey Jr..
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Appearing uncredited as a psychiatric ward patient in this movie was American actress Chloe Webb who ironically had also appeared uncredited in another earlier poltergeist picture , as Elaine in Ghostbusters II (1989).
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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)
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Second of two ghost movies that actress Alfre Woodard appeared in within five years. The first picture had been Scrooged (1988).
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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).
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The saxophone music playing during Anne and Thomas' Barbados lunch is an arrangement of the standard "Heart and Soul", on which the movie's title is based.
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Film critic Leonard Maltin stated that the film is "based on a 9-minute short subject by the co-authors of this script".
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According to website Film in America, the filming location of the coach crash had "the bus dropped from Stockton Street at California down below the tunnel to Stockton at Sacramento. The Ritz Carlton Hotel at 600 Stockton Street" was visible. The IMDb gives the location as "Stockton Tunnel Southern Approach Overhang, Bush Street & Stockton Street, Downtown, San Francisco, California, USA".
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Final film of producer, production manager and assistant / second unit director Dirk Petersmann.
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The big coach crash sequence was engineered by the movie's special effects department by using a large scale model of the passenger bus.
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The picture was filmed during December 1992, and January, February and March 1993.
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The make, model and color of the passenger bus, according to the IMCDb, was a green and white single-deck 'Old Look' GM TDH 4801 coach.
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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).
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B.B. King:  As himself.
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Marc Shaiman:  The film's composer as an audition piano accompanist.
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