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The Heavenly Kid (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 26 July 1985 (USA)
A hip guardian angel named Bobby Fantana, who died in a car race in the 60s, reluctantly agrees to watch over a lonely 80s high schooler who needs guidance on how to become cool.

Director:

Cary Medoway
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Smith ... Bobby Fantana
Jason Gedrick ... Lenny Barnes
Jane Kaczmarek ... Emily Barnes
Richard Mulligan ... Rafferty
Mark Metcalf ... Joe Barnes
Beau Dremann ... McIntyre / Bill
Stephen Gregory ... Fred Gallo
Anne Sawyer Anne Sawyer ... Sharon
Nancy Valen ... Melissa
Chad Wiggins-Grady Chad Wiggins-Grady ... Jerry
Scott Stone Scott Stone ... Frank
William Kerwin ... Suburbaner (as Rooney Kerwin)
Will Knickerbocker Will Knickerbocker ... Max
Harold Bergman Harold Bergman ... Mr. Finley
Donna Rosea Donna Rosea ... Boulevard Girl (as Donna Rosae)
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Storyline

When Bobby dies in a car accident he is not allowed to enter heaven but has to stay in one of the lower levels until he has worked enough as an guardian angel in order to deserve paradise. He is first given an assignment of helping a young kid named Lenny, who later Bobby founds out is his son. Lenny has a crush for a girl named Sharon who is the most beautiful girl of the class. But she does not even notice him until Bobby helps Lenny change his image and boosts his confidence. By doing this Bobby dresses Lenny up making him a playboy and tough guy so that he gets what he wants although Bobby knows that this is not the best. Bobby later realizes that Lenny's mother is his former girlfriend who has married another guy. Although not being allowed he makes himself visible to her... after some situations take place he vows to give his soul up to help his son from losing his own life. This unknowingly earns Bobby a trip to Heaven or "uptown" as the movie refers to it. Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

Thou shalt be cool! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

A majority of this movie is filmed in Fort Lauderdale, notably The Galleria Mall See more »

Goofs

When Bobby and Lenny are in the junkyard making over the Belair, we see the paint going on the car from left to right. However when we see Bobby moving his hand to make the car turn red, his hand is moving right to left. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: I got it covered.
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Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Obsession
Written by Greg Guidry and David Martin
Performed by Howard Hewett (Of Shalamar)
Courtesy of Solar Records
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User Reviews

 
Excellent family movie
26 December 2003 | by theresa-30See all my reviews

I have two sons who have watched this movie over and over. I enjoyed watching it with them. Even their dad watched it and enjoyed it. Yes, it is a family movie - If you are looking for a good movie that leaves you feeling good, this is it. The actors are excellent - WE JUST ENJOYED IT! Thanks.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Angel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,614,225, 28 July 1985

Gross USA:

$3,852,271

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,852,271
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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