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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Mitch Albom (teleplay)
Mitch Albom (book)
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Release Date:
24 April 2005 (Hungary) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
All ending are beginnings. We just don't know it at the time...
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful ...A keeper for sure..... See more (84 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jon Voight ... Eddie

Ellen Burstyn ... Ruby

Jeff Daniels ... Blue Man

Dagmara Dominczyk ... Marguerite

Steven Grayhm ... Young Eddie

Michael Imperioli ... Captain

Callum Keith Rennie ... Eddie's Father
Rebecca Jenkins ... Eddie's Mother
Callahan Brebner ... Eddie - Boy
Nicaela Weigel ... Tala
Shelbie Weigel ... Tala

Darcy Cadman ... Joe - Young

Tim O'Halloran ... Mickey Shea

Zak Santiago ... Dominguez

Emy Aneke ... Willie

Elias Toufexis ... Morton

Billy Wickman ... Smitty

Kett Turton ... Rabozzo

Ava Hughes ... Amy (as Ava Rebecca Hughes)

Hiro Kanagawa ... Japanese Guard #1

Taku Kawai ... Japanese Guard #2
Pablo Coffey ... Pastor
Janine Sabino-Albom ... Swing Band Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adiam Asrat ... Home Girl
Leyla Bahmanyar ... Swing Dancer
Stirling Bancroft ... Swing Dancer
Kerry Blouin ... Swing Dancer (uncredited)

Alain Chanoine ... Man on Ride (uncredited)
Anthony De Marco ... (uncredited)

Kurt Doss ... Young Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Tammie Eros ... Swing Dancer (uncredited)

Alex Ferris ... Boy (uncredited)
Damon Johnson ... Old Joe (uncredited)

Pam McCartney ... One armed diner patron (uncredited)

Megan McKinnon ... Scottish Flower Girl (uncredited)

Allie Mickelson ... Ruby - Young (uncredited)

Matt Visser ... Blue Man - Child (uncredited)
Aaron Woods ... Swing Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Lloyd Kramer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mitch Albom (teleplay)

Mitch Albom (book)

Produced by
Mitch Albom .... executive producer
Howard Ellis .... producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Lisa Towers .... line producer
 
Original Music by
David Hirschfelder (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Kramer Morgenthau (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Igor Kovalik 
Gillian McCarthy 
Stuart Waks 
 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
 
Production Design by
Caroline Hanania 
 
Art Direction by
Sandy Cochrane 
 
Set Decoration by
Rose Marie McSherry 
 
Costume Design by
Tish Monaghan 
 
Makeup Department
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
Angelina P. Cameron .... hair department head
Rita Ciccozzi .... first assistant makeup artist
Emanuela Daus .... makeup artist
Stan Edmonds .... makeup department head
Katalin Lippay .... hair stylist (as Kathleen P. Campbell)
Zabrina Matiru .... makeup artist
Ryan Nicholson .... special effects makeup
Christ Stanley .... special effects makeup (as Chriss Stanley)
Bill Terezakis .... special effects makeup
 
Production Management
David Hauka .... unit production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott J. Ateah .... second unit director
James Bitonti .... second assistant director (as James A. Bitonti)
Jim Brebner .... first assistant director
Alleris Gillham .... trainee assistant director
Kevin Barry Howe .... assistant director
Kevin Barry Howe .... second unit director
Harry S. Keith .... second assistant director: second unit
Shannon Pratt .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Ea Birkett .... on-set props
Nancy Anna Brown .... assistant art director
Brian Cunningham .... graphic artist
Nelson Dewey .... storyboard artist
Dave Emmonds .... head greensman
R.D. 'Luther' Fairbairn .... property master
Warren Flanagan .... concept illustrator
Jack Gauvreau .... head sculptor
Shannon Gottlieb .... assistant set decorator
Brentan Harron .... production illustrator
Craig Henderson .... construction coordinator
Zoe Jirik .... set decoration buyer
Carl Johansen .... best boy greens
Lin-Li-Anne Lee .... art department coordinator
Vladimir Lushnikov .... sculptor
Malcolm MacLean .... paint coordinator (as Malcom Maclean)
Gwendolyn Margetson .... assistant art director
Sheila Millar .... assistant art director
Michel Rheault .... construction buyer
Rohan Lyal .... greensman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Donald D. Brown .... boom operator (as Donald Brown)
Harry Cheney .... sound editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer
Christopher Harvengt .... sound designer
Christopher Harvengt .... sound effects editor
Mark Hensley .... adr recordist
Takako Ishikawa .... sound effects editor
Devin Joseph .... dialogue editor
Larry Mann .... supervising sound editor
Michael McGee .... sound mixer
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer (as Russell Smith)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor/sound design (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dan Cervin .... special effects first assistant
Garnet Harry .... special effects buyer
Eric Lemay .... special effects technician
Kyle T. Moore .... special effects technician
Adam Tayler .... special effects technician
Joel Whist .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Judith Bell .... digital artist
Zoltán Benyó .... CG supervisor
D. Walt Cameron .... compositor
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects associate producer
Robert Cribbett .... compositing supervisor
David Fogg .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Holmes .... digital compositor
Petra Holtorf .... visual effects producer
Cynthia Hyland .... digital compositor
Veress Kovács István .... matte painter
Deke Kincaid .... digital compositor: Yuco
Károly Mesterházy .... digital compositor
Michael Miller .... digital compositor
Sheila Molnar .... digital compositor
Marcell Nagy .... digital compositor
Phil Pham .... digital compositor: Yuco
Laurel Schneider .... visual effects producer
Mátyás Szabó .... digital compositor
Attila Szalma .... digital compositor
Linda Tremblay .... digital compositor
Devin Uzan .... digital compositor
Gábor Vaszkun .... digital compositor
Claire Welch .... visual effects coordinator
Péter Závorszky .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Ed Anders .... stunt performer
Brett Armstrong .... stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Curt Bonn .... stunt rigger
Dave Campbell .... stunts
Clint Carleton .... lead stunt double: Steven Grayhm
Crystal Dalman .... stunt performer
Marny Eng .... stunt performer
Rikki Gagne .... stunt performer
Lani Gelera .... stunts
Mike Godenir .... stunt double: Eddie (as Mike Godiner)
Dave Hospes .... stunts
Leslie McMichael .... stunt performer
Steven McMichael .... stunt performer
Giorgio Miyashita .... stunts
Darryl Scheelar .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dillard Brinson .... key grip
Terry Calhoun .... best boy electric
David Crone .... camera operator
Sacha Fassaert .... assistant camera: underwater unit
Gil Forrester .... dolly operator
Braden Haggerty .... underwater camera operator
Sean M. Harding .... first assistant camera (as Sean Harding)
Stephen Jackson .... gaffer (as Steve Jackson)
Alan Markfield .... still photographer
Taylor Matheson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Saubrie Mohamed .... electrician
Brian Pearson .... director of photography: second unit
Jack Rowand .... still photographer
John Sanderson .... video playback
Jesse Sannerud .... camera trainee
Gary Viola .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tyler Woeste .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
James McKenzie Moore .... casting assistant (as James Moore)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daevina Danyluck .... set costumer
Sondra Durksen .... set costumer
Karen Durrant .... costumer
Denise Gingrich .... key costume ager/dyer
Karin Nosella .... assistant costume designer
Susan Pugh .... costumer construction
Sandra Watson .... costume set supervisor
Beverley Wowchuk .... costume coordinator
Lily Yuen .... breakdown artist
 
Editorial Department
Stephen P. Arkle .... colorist (as S P Arkle)
Caroline Hardon .... first assistant editor: Canada
Jennifer Hatton .... first assistant editor: U.S.
Andy Lichtstein .... colorist
Michael Matsumoto .... post-production assistant
 
Location Management
Bruce L. Brownstein .... location manager
Flemming Lund .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Tim Davies .... orchestrator
Ricky Edwards .... orchestrator
John Finklea .... music editor
Daniel Hamuy .... composer: additional music
Daniel Hamuy .... orchestrator
David Hirschfelder .... conductor
Gerry O'Riordan .... music mixer
Gerry O'Riordan .... music recordist
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Ben Schor .... assistant music editor
Aaron Symonds .... orchestrator
John Van Tongeren .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Paul Irvine .... driver
Ian 'Moss' Urquhart .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Ron Blecker .... military advisor
Laura Boddington .... stand-in
Sophie Brodovitch .... assistant: Mr. Ellis
Warren Dean Fulton .... production assistant
Cody Klop .... adr voice
Wendy Lewis .... production coordinator
Nathan Lomax .... production assistant
Lukasz Madziag .... production assistant
Robert Milicevic .... set security
Roger Paul .... assistant: Mr. Kramer
Bruce Scott .... star wagon
Joshua Spencer .... video effects coordinator
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor (as Christine M. Wilson)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • yU+Co. (visual effects company) (as Yu & Co)
Other Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven'" - USA (long title)
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Runtime:
180 min (including commercials) | Finland:160 min (2 parts) | 150 min (DVD)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[first lines]
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.
See more »
Soundtrack:
Pocketful of RainbowsSee more »

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38 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful ...A keeper for sure....., 8 December 2004
Author: hoya1960 from United States

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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