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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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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hecho en el cielo See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,572,845
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Motion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Petty, of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, makes an apperance. See more »

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When Ally is being picked up from jail by her father, a sign on the wall reads "SEARCH YOUR PRISONER THOROUHGLY" See more »

Quotes

Annie: [Crashing home drunk] Oh Daddy! Why doesn't he love me?
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And starring Emmett as himself See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Video Discoveries (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodnight Irene
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) and John A. Lomax
Performed by Ernest Tubb (as Ernest Tubbs) and Red Foley
Courtesy of MCA Records
©1936 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc.
Copyright Renewed / All Rights Reserved
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This is one of my all-time favorites!
26 November 1998 | by SuzieBSee all my reviews

This movie ranks up there with all those that can be watched time and time again and they never seem to get old or boring. I love this movie and recommend it to everyone.


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