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The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)

An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.

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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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Dominguez
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Willie
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Storyline

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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Drama | Fantasy

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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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John Goodman was originally cast to play Eddie but dropped out. See more »

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There are two boys on a ride. Eddie helps the one boy get out and he is handed a blue balloon. Then he helps the other boy out and his wife Marguerite hands that boy a yellow balloon. The camera then pans over to the boys heading to their mom but both boys are holding blue balloons instead of one blue and one yellow. See more »

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Ruby: [narrating] This is a story about a man named Eddie. And it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun. You might think it's strange to start a story with an ending, but all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.
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You Made Me Love You
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written by James V. Monaco ( as J. Monaco) and Joseph McCarthy (as J. McCarthy)
performed by John Pizzarelli and Janine Albom
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awesome movie
1 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

it's the type of movie that really makes you think about life. if you're into those types of movies (like I am) then you'll definitely love it. the filming wasn't bad but it could have been done better. Still overall I'd say it's for sure one that I'll be watching again. It's sad at some parts but the end will leave you in a happy mood (if you're at all like me). Movies like this one always make me feel a lot better about my life...you could also see the movie What dreams may come (with Robin Williams) it's really sad but I love that movie!!!! The five people you meet in heaven is not a predictable movie like most rescent movies are.......so you can't really guess what's gonna happen next. You have to wait until the very end to find out the reason for everything. I guess that would be the point of the whole movie though...


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