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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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24 April 2005 (Hungary)  »

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

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Quotes

Ruby: Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves...
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Pocketful of Rainbows
written by B. Weisman and F. Wise
Performed by Elvis Presley
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there are very few movies that can make my b/f cry- we were both bawling
12 February 2005 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

My boyfriend brought home this DVD 2 days ago... I really didn't think it was possible to make a good movie out of "The Five People You Meet in Heaven", but I was proved wrong. It was actually very good, I liked the no-name actors that they picked, and Marguerite was gorgeous. This movie was so emotional and full of beauty that both my boyfriend and me were getting out the tissues to soak up our tears. The only things I can complain about are some of the "special effects" they use in the backgrounds (especially at the end of Eddie's meeting with his 2nd person- you know what I'm talking about). Also, "the blue man" had quite the accent (more funny then bad in my opinion).

Overall, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" was great for being a hallmark movie. Heck, it was good anyway. It was nice to have a change in movies to something more heartfelt.


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