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Made in Heaven (1987)

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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a boy runs away to California. But he ends up in heaven because he dies after trying to help a family from drowning in a river. In heaven he'll meet a beautiful girl, who has never reincarnated before.

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Alan Rudolph
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Mike Shea / Elmo Barnett
Kelly McGillis ... Annie Packert / Ally Chandler
Maureen Stapleton ... Aunt Lisa
Ann Wedgeworth ... Annette Shea
James Gammon ... Steve Shea
Mare Winningham ... Brenda Carlucci
Don Murray ... Ben Chandler
Tim Daly ... Tom Donnelly (as Timothy Daly)
David Rasche ... Donald Sumner
Amanda Plummer ... Wiley Foxx
Willard E. Pugh ... Guy Blanchard / Brian Dutton (as Willard Pugh)
Vyto Ruginis ... Lyman McCray
Neil Young ... Truck Driver
Tom Petty ... Stanky
Ric Ocasek ... Shark
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Storyline

In 1952 while driving to California to start his life anew, twenty-something Mike Shea accidentally dies while doing a heroic act. Despite floundering in his life - he was having troubles holding a steady job and his supposed girlfriend was about to marry someone else - he was not ready to leave the living. In heaven, he learns that despite it being a fantastical other world existence, he still has human emotions, such as romantic love, which he feels for a "new" soul he meets named Annie Packert (i.e. she has never been among the living on Earth), who in turn loves him. He also learns that one's next life is somewhat predetermined by their stay in heaven. So when Annie is sent to Earth for her first go around as a human, Mike pleads with the man in charge at heaven, Emmett Humbird, to locate him in his next human life at least in the same country so that he can find Annie. Emmett reluctantly agrees, but only gives Mike thirty years in his next life to find her. Those next lives of ... Written by Huggo

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12,000 babies will be born in the United States today. Two will already have fallen in love. See more »


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Trivia

Matraca Berg, who plays piano and sings in the movie, is a singer/songwriter and has been a back up singer for Neil Young and Kris Kristofferson. See more »

Goofs

As Mike is driving around town, drinking and smoking, he tosses his cigarette out of the window just before he swerves and spins to avoid a car coming straight towards him. In the next shot, he is holding the same cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Emmett: I was in love too. My wife wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. She wanted to get married, we did. She wanted to have kids, we did. She wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and die in each other arms, we did. We can't.
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And starring Emmett as himself See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dallas: Farlow's Follies (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I Still Want You
Written by Ric Ocasek
Performed by Ric Ocasek
Produced by Ric Ocasek and Jimmy Iovine
Courtesy of Geffen Records
©1987 Published by Lido Music, Inc. / ASCAP
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For those who believe it or not
5 January 2004 | by lelei_oliveiraSee all my reviews

I absolutly LOVE this movie. The charm and magic of the movie inspire me since I was 9 years old. Thimothy is fabulous and drives the movie to the paces of the character smoothly. For those who doesn't have a bitter heart and wants more than a Meg Ryan movie.

I'm the fan number one of the movie that must be seen by the ones searching for the twin soul.

The songs are also brilliant !!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Made in Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,678,154, 8 November 1987

Gross USA:

$4,572,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,572,845
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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