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The Heavenly Kid (1985)

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

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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 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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,614,225, 28 July 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,852,271
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Engelberg-Sumner-Cheikes See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lewis Smith and Mark Metcalf previously had appeared in The Final Terror (1983) together. See more »

Goofs

When Bobby is carrying Emily upstairs we can clearly see the special effect( matte painting - color blotching). She also passes in front of the downstairs ceiling instead of behind it as she ascends the staircase. See more »

Quotes

Rafferty: Going somewhere?
Bobby: Yeah, Uptown.
Rafferty: No, you're not.
Bobby: What do you mean, I'm not? I saved his life, didn't I? What am I supposed to do?
Rafferty: Become his friend.
Bobby: You gotta be kidding me.
Rafferty: He needs someone to talk to.
Bobby: Well, buy him a German Shepherd.
Rafferty: He thinks he's worthless.
Bobby: Well, he might be on to something!
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Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Hamburgers
Written and Performed by George Duke
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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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