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Down to Earth -- After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life...by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likeable businessman.

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Directors:
Writers (WGA):
Elaine May (1978 screenplay Heaven Can Wait) and
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Release Date:
16 February 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A story of premature reincarnation.
Plot:
After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life...by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likeable businessman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Chris Rock needs to stick to stand up comedy. See more (120 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Chris Rock ... Lance Barton

Regina King ... Sontee Jenkins

Chazz Palminteri ... King

Eugene Levy ... Keyes

Frankie Faison ... Whitney Daniels

Mark Addy ... Cisco

Greg Germann ... Sklar

Jennifer Coolidge ... Mrs. Wellington

Wanda Sykes ... Wanda

John Cho ... Phil Quon
Mario Joyner ... Apollo M.C.
Bryetta Calloway ... Gospel Singer
Martha Chaves ... Rosa

Brian Rhodes ... Charles Wellington, III

Herb Lovelle ... Trashman

Kedar Brown ... Heckler (as Kedar)
Adam Dannheisser ... Doorman (as Adam Dannheiser)

Malcolm Devine ... Singer
Collette Wilson ... Singer
Maiesha McQueen ... Singer
Robin Montague ... Woman in Balcony
Hollie Harper ... Woman in Balcony
Scott Wickware ... Bouncer
Jack Newman ... Bob Krantz (the Middle-Aged Guy)
William Lynn ... Elderly Man
Leah Miller ... Tina Lovette (the Party Girl)
David Huband ... Maitre'd - Serge
Woodrow W. Asai ... Asian Man

Laz Alonso ... BET Announcer

Dennis T. Carnegie ... M.C. at Comedy Shock (as Dennis Pressey)

Arnold Pinnock ... Joe Guy
David M. Rodriguez ... Flower Delivery Man

Linda Kuriloff ... Protester (as Linda Sithole)
Gwen Stewart ... Protester
Chris Ausnit ... Protester
Mary Burton ... Reporter outside Hospital

Jernard Burks ... Man in Wheelchair
Clem Moorman ... Patient (as Clement Moorman)
Hollis Granville ... Sick Person
Mung-Ling Tsui ... Reporter inside Hospital
Paulette Sinclair ... Blanche

Ali LeRoi ... Crazy Hostile Dreadlock Guy

Reginald Footman ... Dreadlock's Buddy

Michael Port ... Mugger
Colin Fox ... Director
Paul Hecht ... Director
Jack Jessop ... Director
Kenny Robinson ... Club M.C.
Mary Kate Law ... Fur Protester
Roger Kugler ... Hit Man
Roma Torre ... Herself
Harlin Kearsley ... Mike Green
Dan Duran ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicole Blythe ... Woman in audience (uncredited)

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Woman in Audience (uncredited)

Jimmy DellaValle ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)

Brother Eden Douglas ... Crutchey Crutch (uncredited)

Darryl Reuben Hall ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Telma Hopkins ... Woman in Audience (uncredited)

Mandy Lee Jones ... Teenager in Heaven (uncredited)
Davell j Owens ... Car Driver (uncredited)
Justin Peroff ... (uncredited)
Mustafa Shakir ... Doorman (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Weitz 
Paul Weitz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Elaine May (1978 screenplay Heaven Can Wait) and
Warren Beatty (1978 screenplay Heaven Can Wait)

Chris Rock (screenplay) &
Lance Crouther (screenplay) &
Ali LeRoi (screenplay) &
Louis C.K. (screenplay)

Produced by
Barry M. Berg .... executive producer
Sean Daniel .... producer
James Jacks .... producer
Ali LeRoi .... associate producer
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly .... associate producer
Chris Rock .... executive producer
Michael Rotenberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jamshied Sharifi 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Crudo 
 
Film Editing by
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
 
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
 
Art Direction by
Dennis Davenport 
John Kasarda  (as John S. Kasarda)
 
Set Decoration by
Beth Kushnick 
Gordon Sim 
 
Costume Design by
Debrae Little 
 
Makeup Department
Lisa Deveaux .... makeup artist: Mr. Rock
Scott Julion .... hair stylist: Mr. Rock
Michael Laudati .... hair stylist: Mr. Palminteri
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist: Mr. Palminteri
Marie Nardella .... first assistant: makeup department head
Leslie Ann Sebert .... key makeup artist (as Leslie Sebert)
Allan Cooke .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Richard Baratta .... unit production manager
Barry M. Berg .... unit production manager
Blair Breard .... unit production manager: NY reshoots
Mathew Hart .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Aspromonti .... assistant director: New York (as Joey Aspromonti)
Chris Baillie .... assistant director: Toronto
Steve Booth .... second second assistant director (as Stephen Booth)
Darrin Brown .... assistant director: Toronto
Conrod Fiddler .... assistant director: Toronto
Edny V. Hendrickson .... assistant director: Toronto
Siegfried Kopp .... assistant director: Toronto
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Grant Lucibello .... second assistant director
Mike Manzato .... assistant director: Toronto (as Michael Manzato)
Julie O'Neill .... assistant director: Toronto
Chris Petrou .... assistant director: Toronto
Douglas Plasse .... assistant director: New York
Dominick Scarola .... dga trainee
Christopher Surgent .... assistant director (as Chris Surgent)
Anthony Tedesco .... assistant director: Toronto
Janet Zdyb .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
John Bannister .... key scenic artist
Kirk Cheney .... construction coordinator
Frank Didio .... head carpenter
David G. Fremlin .... first assistant art director
Beth Gilinsky .... art department coordinator
Vincent Guarriello .... key construction grip
Nora Kasarda .... art department coordinator: reshoots
Elis Lam .... set designer (as Elis Y. Lam)
Aleksandra Marinkovich .... third assistant art director
Richard Vilas Montesanto .... charge scenic
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator
Mick Rossman .... charge scenic: New York
Michael Saccio .... property master
Aleta Shaffer .... art department production assistant
Michael Shocrylas .... set designer
Keith Sly .... set decoration leadman
Alyson Wellins .... art department coordinator: New York
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Justine Angus .... sound editor
Matt Cluett .... sound transferer
Tammy Fearing .... adr editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Dana LeBlanc Frankley .... adr assistant (as Dana LeBlanc)
Douglas Ganton .... production sound mixer
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound effects editor
William Hooper .... sound effects editor
Gregory King .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Kurtz .... dialog editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound editor
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... supervising sound editor
Bill Meadows .... dubbing recordist
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Ronnie Morgan .... assistant sound editor
Kelly Neese .... boom operator: New York
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
James J. Sabat Jr. .... sound recordist
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Peter Schneider .... additional sound mixer: New York
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Frank Smathers .... dialogue editor
Ron Stermac .... cable person
Samuel Webb .... assistant sound editor
Kerry Dean Williams .... supervising adr editor
James Wright .... Dolby Sound Consultant
Joe DeAngelis .... sound recordist (uncredited)
David Yonson .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Kunz .... special effects
Mark Rice .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Mario Antognetti .... visual effects coordinator
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects
Don Canfield .... motion control operator
Tavia Charlton .... visual effects coordinator: GVFX
John Gajdecki .... visual effects supervisor
Daniel Leung .... digital artist
Sarah Norton .... digital compositor: GVFX
Linda Tremblay .... digital compositor
Robert Waterworth .... digital effects artist
Martin Wilk .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt coordinator: New York
Lynna' Davis .... stunt double
Elaine Ford .... stunt coordinator (2002)
Amanda Foster .... stunt double
Howard Green .... stunt performer
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double: Chris Rock
Paul Marini .... stunt driver
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
David Stevenson .... key stuntman
David Stevenson .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip
Nicole Blanchard .... second assistant camera
Sam Bojin .... best boy lighting
Craig Bulmer .... electrician
Michael F. Burke .... gaffer: New York (as Michael F Burke)
Bob Bushfield .... electrician
Sergei Franklin .... Steadicam operator
Candide Franklyn .... Steadicam operator
Candide Franklyn .... camera operator: "a" camera
Tom Houghton .... additional photographer: New York City
Jacqui Howell .... assistant camera
Jim Krauter .... dolly grip: Toronto
Andy Niceberg .... best boy electric
Davidson Tate .... rigging gaffer: Toronto
Bill Trautvetter .... cinematographer: second unit, New York City
 
Casting Department
Dena Berman .... casting assistant
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: New York
Brad Gerstl .... extras casting representative
Andrea Kool .... casting assistant: Canada
Ali Merhi .... extras casting assistant
Michelle Morris .... casting associate
Richard Whobrey .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Cowmeadow .... assistant set costume supervisor
Careen Fowles .... wardrobe supervisor
Ann Henshaw .... costume supervisor
Mirena Rada .... costume illustrator
Amanda Sanders .... costumer: Mr. Rock
Mia Sturup .... assistant costume designer
Whitney Kyles .... costume design assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Cameron .... first assistant editor
Gregg London .... associate editor
Danny Miller .... first assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Lee Michael Searles .... print editor
 
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
George Doering .... musician
Charles Martin Inouye .... supervising music editor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Ken Kushnick .... executive music producer
Bill Stephney .... executive music producer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Matt Walden .... executive music producer
 
Transportation Department
Ron Annabelle .... driver
Dave Staples .... transportation coordinator
Mitchel Stewart .... driver captain
George Andrews .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maria Arago .... assistant: Mr. Palminteri
Josef Brandmaier .... sale and leaseback finance
Adam Carroll .... production assistant
Donald Colafranceschi .... production assistant
Christopher Comrie .... payroll accountant
Jan Cosby .... second assistant accountant
Jan Cosby .... third assistant accountant
Judi Embden .... stand-in
Rich Fellegara .... set medic
Aron Giannini .... assistant: Mr. Rotenberg
Lori Greenberg .... production coordinator
Melissa Hall .... assistant production coordinator
Una Hill .... assistant production coordinator
Dianne Irving .... production secretary
Dianne Irving .... production secretary: Toronto
Fred Kamping .... location manager
Justin Kelly .... assistant accountant
Scott Kordish .... production coordinator
Kevin Landry .... production accountant
Kendra Levenberg .... craft service
Rose Lister .... first assistant accountant
Kali Londono .... executive assistant: Mr. Rock
David Ray Martin .... assistant location manager
Andrew Miano .... production executive: Weitz Brothers Productions
Louise Muskala .... assistant: Mr. Hardesty
Juliette Nurse .... utility stand in
Greg Outcalt .... production secretary
Chris Palmer .... assistant: Sean Daniel
James Paul .... accounting clerk
Karen Pidgurski .... unit publicist
Jeffery Pong .... assistant location manager
Devjani Raha .... assistant: Mr. Berg
Patrick Riviere .... stand-in
David M. Rodriguez .... production accountant
Jonathan Roumie .... location assistant
Andrew Saxe .... location scout
Andrew Sehler .... assistant accountant
Sharon Seto .... epk director
John Shone .... location production assistant/security
Michael Stricks .... location manager
William Chad Strug .... production assistant
Rose Viggiano .... location manager
Michael L. Walker .... production assistant
Ty Warren .... production executive: Alphaville
Anthony Wright .... production assistant
Elizabeth Zagrany .... first assistant accountant: second unit
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language, sexual humor and some drug references
Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:7 | Sweden:7 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #38009)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Chris Rock was inspired to remake Heaven Can Wait (1978) after he heard that Muhammad Ali originally pursued to star in that film. Rock then thought that Richard Pryor would have been great in the role and changed the main character into an African-American comedian.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Wellington catches his wife and assistant on the pool table, the gold billiard ball over his wife's shoulder moves from the corner pocket, off to the side, and then back to the corner pocket.See more »
Quotes:
Lance Barton:You know, the first kiss is always in the middle of a sentence. It's always like, "Tomorrow I'm going to the zoo to see the monkeys and..."
[kiss]
Sontee Jenkins:Or it could be like..."Did you hear about that new war in Russia? I heard..."
[kiss]
Lance Barton:So I can call you, right? I mean, just to talk.
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Movie Connections:
References Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
That's A TeamSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Chris Rock needs to stick to stand up comedy., 28 February 2001
Author: cbenavidez from Arizona

There were some funny moments in this movie, but overall I was unimpressed. I recognize that this movie is supposed to be a comedy, but it really fell short of being funny. Why did they have to bring Rock back as an old white man. The old white man really had nothing to do with the movie. Rock didn't act like an old white man. He didn't look like the old white man (at least not to the audience). He didn't even seem like he was an old white man. Yet no one really cared.

Now, I know that this is supposed to be funny, but all I really felt was embarrassed.

Chris, until you can become a real actor, go back to stand up.

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