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Heart and Souls (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 13 August 1993 (USA)
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An unhappy businessman finds a new sense of purpose after he's tasked with helping a quartet of ghosts fulfill their last wishes before moving on to the afterlife.

Director:

Ron Underwood

Writers:

Gregory Hansen (short film), Gregory Hansen (screen story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Thomas Reilly
Charles Grodin ... Harrison Winslow
Alfre Woodard ... Penny Washington
Kyra Sedgwick ... Julia
Tom Sizemore ... Milo Peck
David Paymer ... Hal the Bus Driver
Elisabeth Shue ... Anne
Bill Calvert Bill Calvert ... Frank Reilly
Lisa Lucas Lisa Lucas ... Eva Reilly
Shannon Orrock Shannon Orrock ... Woman at Audition
Michael Zebulon Michael Zebulon ... Singer at Audition
Chasiti Hampton ... Shirley Washington - Age 7
Wanya Green Wanya Green ... Diane Washington - Age 8
Janet MacLachlan ... Agnes Miller
Javar David Levingston Javar David Levingston ... Billy Washington - Age 4
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Storyline

In 1959, in San Francisco, the telephone operator Penny Washington leaves her three children to work in her night shift. The shy singer Harrison Winslow is afraid of the stage and quits his audition. The waitress Julia is proposed by her boyfriend and she does not accept; then she regrets and leaves her job to seek him out. The smalltime thief Milo Peck tries to retrieve a collection of stamps that he had stolen from a boy. They embark in a bus and the driver Hal distracts while driving and has a serious accident, and driver and passengers die. Meanwhile, Frank Reilly is driving his pregnant wife Eva Reilly to the hospital. Frank successfully escapes from the bus but Eva is nervous and delivers her baby in the car. The souls of the four passengers become the guardian angels and the invisible friends of the boy Thomas Reilly. Seven years later, Penny, Julia, Harrison and Milo conclude that they are harming the boy and they decide to become invisible also to him. Thirty and something ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The story of four souls who needed a body and one guy who needed some soul. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 fantasmi per un sogno See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,581,714
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DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Marc Shaiman: The film's composer as an audition piano accompanist. See more »

Goofs

It is established that the four souls stop appearing to Thomas when he is seven, which would be in 1966 or 67. However, there is a poster drawing on his bedroom wall of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Those posters did not start to appear until after King and Robert Kennedy had both been assassinated in 1968. See more »

Quotes

Milo Peck: He likes to play the field. He takes after me
Julia: A baboon in heat takes after you.
Milo Peck: Funny. You're killing me, you're really killing me. Oh yeah, I'm already dead. I forgot
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Doris Day
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This movie will probably always be in my top 5!
6 February 2003 | by malibu-7See all my reviews

This movie has it all. I loved it the first time I saw it and still do every time I see it. The casting was perfect and the actors all have a wonderful chemistry together. I will never get tired of watching certain scenes, like the (last) stamp scene with Milo, when Penny realizes who the cop is and when Thomas hugs the cop (hilarious!!), when Thomas sings finally, when Milo has to say goodbye, there are just so many great scenes in this movie. And Robert Downey, Jr. just does a tremendous job - he is so talented. When the four spirits enter his body (at different times), it's amazing how well he portrays each one with such accuracy (especially as Penny), like he's really that person. The humor never misses a beat. This movie will probably always be in my top 5!!


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