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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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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
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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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$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

Eddie: The little girl at the pier, did I save her? I don't remember I just felt her hands... little hands... I just wanna know.
Captain: I can't tell ya. But someone can.
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Heaven Can Wait
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen (as J. van Heusen) and E. Delange
Performed by the Michael Andrew Orchestra
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Wonderful ...A keeper for sure.....
8 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its the type of movie I wished I had taped and then could delete all the commericals but then again I got to see it for free.

I plan to buy the book and DVD and then once or twice a year sit down and watch it again. Its a classic keeper.

I guess I could go on and find 285 things wrong with the TV movie but I won't and in all fairness, it was worth every minute of the three hours it was on, and I wouldn't change one frame.

Voight was at his usual best, along with Ellen Burstyn and Michael Imperioli. Scenery was excellent and well done and the period costumes were great. I look forward to reading the book.

Steven Grayhm who played young Eddie was superb also.

This movie proves that television can produce a superior product when it wants to. It just doesn't seem to want to anymore, so that make this movie one to remember for a long, long time.

This movie proves that television can produce a superior product when it wants to. It just doens't seem to want to anymore, so that make this movie one to remember for a long, long time.


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