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27 January 2000 (USA) See more »
A speeding truck sends Robert into purgatory, with the probability of a warm climate. He escapes to Earth and tries to fix things before purgatory catches up with him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Richard Speight Jr. ... Robert

Jeff Witzke ... Gil

Shelley Berman ... Manny

Jim O'Heir ... Foreman
Phillip MacIvor ... Bobby Jr.
Cynthia Davila ... Ashley

Wendy Braun ... Welcomer

Bill Birch ... Paramedic
Michael Loprete ... Paramedic

Mary Jo Smith ... Dancer
Heather Brown ... Teenager

Paulina Gretzky ... Pink girl
Tim Crane ... Robber
Jim Thoms ... Vagrant
Lee Weaver ... Big Man

Jason Reitman ... W.F.F.

Brian Palermo ... Radio DJ (voice)
Graham Dodge ... Purgatorian

Greg Coolidge ... Purgatorian
Rob Mulloy ... Purgatorian (as Robert Mulloy)
Al Nowicki ... Purgatorian
Dennis Singletary ... Purgatorian

Directed by
Jason Reitman 
Writing credits
Jason Reitman (written by)

Produced by
Dominic Cianciolo .... producer
Tim Crane .... producer
Daniel Dubiecki .... producer (as Dan Dubiecki)
Jason Reitman .... executive producer
Paige Roberts .... executive producer
Paul Bock .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
P.J. Hanke 
Cinematography by
Eric Steelberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Yanosh Cuglove 
Production Design by
Elizabeth Leonard 
Set Decoration by
Cullen Knappen 
Makeup Department
Janice Heaton .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Janice Heaton .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Mary Ellen Howe .... makeup consultant (uncredited)
Art Department
Mike 'Cosmo' Flannery .... lead man (as Mike 'Cosmo' Flannery)
Keith Jones .... set dresser
Troy Remelski .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mark D. Fleming .... re-recording mixer (as Mark Flemming)
Richard Pavone .... sound designer
Umbe Abduraman Adan .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Pierre Chemaly .... boom operator (uncredited)
André Tusques .... additional boom operator (uncredited)
André Tusques .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Cris Blyth .... digital artist (as Chris Blythe)
Oliver Hotz .... digital artist
Allyse Manoff .... visual effects producer
William Mings .... visual effects
Robert Nederhorst .... digital artist
Gregory Pyros .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Greg Brickman .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Alquiza .... key grip
Keith Jones .... grip
Bob Kaufman .... gaffer
Brian Lataille .... steadicam operator
Troy Remelski .... grip
Jim Thoms .... electrician
Matt Alquiza .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Jason Brey .... additional assistant camera (uncredited)
Steve Goodman .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
An Tran .... additional assistant camera (uncredited)
Julia Williams .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lisette St. Claire .... extras casting agent
Editorial Department
J.F. Kinyon .... additional post-production services
Location Management
Stephen Kardell .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Tim Regan .... music mixer: temp music
Other crew
Alice Cha .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Erin Cristall .... production assistant (uncredited)
Troy Remelski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Armen Weitzman .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Kim Adelman .... very special thanks
Richard Amadril .... very special thanks
Bill Birch .... very special thanks
Daniel Goldberg .... very special thanks (as Dan Goldberg)
Patrick Gregston .... very special thanks
Beverly Hadley .... very special thanks
Lisa Harp .... very special thanks
Ilona Herzberg .... very special thanks (as Ilona Hertzberg)
Sheldon Kahn .... very special thanks
Marti Laiken .... very special thanks
Don Leve .... very special thanks
Sean Main .... very special thanks
Allyse Manoff .... very special thanks
Joe Medjuck .... very special thanks
Ron Meyer .... very special thanks
Will Pace .... very special thanks
Gregory Pyros .... very special thanks (as Greg Pyros)
Ivan Reitman .... very special thanks (as My Parents)
Geneviève Robert .... very special thanks (as My Parents)
Carl Rock .... very special thanks
Andy Romanoff .... very special thanks
Edie Rosen .... very special thanks
Paige Schechtman .... very special thanks
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... very special thanks (as Lynn Van Kullenberg)
Gary Zacuto .... very special thanks
Marni Zimmerman .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

17 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Gil:So, wasn't looking both ways?
Robert:[slight pause] I'm dead, huh?
Gil:Oh, thank God. If I have to explain to one more person that they won't be seeing their kids again... Everyone is *soooo* special.
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Amusing Black Comedy, 28 April 2014
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

This is an early short film by Jason Reitman a name that rung a bell somewhere so looked him up on this site to discover he's the Canadian director of acclaimed films such as THANK YOU FOR SMOKING , JUNO and UP IN THE AIR .so that makes him relatively rare in that of the many short films I've recently seen he's gone on to having a very successful career in making feature length films

From the outset we're shown the directors talent as he uses the language of cinema such as editing as the camera pans across space on to Planet Earth and a crash zoom lens hits upon a man called Robert picking up a quarter on the a road that ends up becoming a fatal mistake . At this point I thought I might be watching a short film inspired by a rather disappointing British sit-com from the early 1980s called DEAD ERNEST that starred Andrew Sachs who found himself in Heaven and did all he could to be sent back to a mortal life . This isn't in fact how this short film pans out and despite its title and premise only the most bigoted bible basher will find anything offensive about it . It's a film dealing with redemption and contains a lot of charm and this is mainly down to Richard Speight as Robert a rather u, likable loser type character . As I said earlier the director uses some impressive camera work and keeps a consistent tone throughout and while there might be a slightly twee element it's a very enjoyable black comedy

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