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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blue Man
Young Eddie
Eddie's Father
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Eddie's Mother
Callahan Brebner ...
Eddie - Boy
Nicaela Weigel ...
Shelbie Weigel ...
Joe - Young
Mickey Shea


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...


Drama | Fantasy


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Release Date:

24 April 2005 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The newspaper headline in Eddie's apartment reads, "Police Doubt Fire Was Accidental". The same headline appears in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and is where the character gets her name. See more »


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 »


Blue Man: Some people think of Heaven as a Garden of Eden...But what is scenery without solace?
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Written by Johnny Burke (as J. Burke) and Jimmy Van Heusen (as J. van Heusen)
Performed by Bing Crosby
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Life changing
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's a great movie that really kept me glued to the show until the very end. It's really interesting and makes me think about who the 5 people i would meet in heaven in the future. It also makes me realize that whatever we do, it will affect someone, somewhere. This movie makes you want to reflect on whatever you have done in the past and makes you want to improve on whatever you can do now and in the future so that it would make the world a better place for you and your love ones.I would recommend this movie for those who feel really lost in life or is now too caught up in their busy lives to seat down and watch it and you'll find that it's inspirational and life changing.

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