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The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  24 April 2005 (Hungary)
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On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he ... See full summary »

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Residents in a small town start getting numerous phone calls from people claiming to be from heaven.

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Eddie
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Ruby
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Blue Man
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Marguerite
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Young Eddie
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Captain
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Eddie's Father
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Eddie's Mother
Callahan Brebner ...
Eddie - Boy
Nicaela Weigel ...
Tala
Shelbie Weigel ...
Tala
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Joe - Young
Tim O'Halloran ...
Mickey Shea
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Dominguez
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Willie
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On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life. Written by Anonymous

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All ending are beginnings. We just don't know it at the time...

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Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven'  »

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When Tala beckons Eddie to come to her in the river, she calls him with her palm facing up. In Asian cultures, including Filipino culture, it is incorrect to call someone over with the palm facing up. A Filipino girl would only call another person over with the palm facing down, reserving the 'palm up' gesture for animals. See more »

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When Eddie's mother tries to get him out of bed after his leg injury, his left leg is bandaged instead of the right leg. Then in next scene the right leg is bandaged. See more »

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Morton: C'mon Robozzo, ya stick pin. Pick it up!
Robozzo: It's hot. And I got all this extra stuff to carry.
Morton: Oooh, I'm sorry Daisy, you get a little stain on your dress there, that what happened?
Robozzo: Shut your yap, Morton!
Morton: Heh. You must be jingle brained.
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Swinging On A Star
Written by Johnny Burke (as J. Burke) and Jimmy Van Heusen (as J. van Heusen)
Performed by Bing Crosby
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All Endings Are Also Beginning
24 September 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Eddie (John Voight) is the responsible for the maintenance of the Ruby Pier amusement park and a veteran of World War II. While trying to save a five year old girl from an accident with ride that is falling after rupturing the wire, Eddie dies. He awakes in Heaven, and the Blue Man (Jeff Daniels) explains him that he will have a journey meeting five people in their heavens that will show the importance of his life before he goes to the next level.

"The Five People You Meet in Heaven" was a great surprise for me, with a beautiful and heartwarming message of the importance of an individual's life, following the idea of Frank Capra's masterpiece "It's a Wonderful Life", when George Bailey finds the importance of his life for the dwellers of Bedford Falls. The only problem with this contemporary movie is the too long running time, developing the story in an excessive low-pace; it could be shorter and developed in a more adequate pace. But anyway I encourage my family and friends to watch this touching movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "As Cinco Pessoas Que Você Encontra no Céu" ("The Five People You Meet in Heaven")


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