The Five People You Meet in Heaven (TV Movie 2004) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life.

  • Eddie, a veteran of World War II, is responsible for the maintenance of the Ruby Pier amusement park. While trying to save a five-year-old girl from an accident with a ride falling after its cable ruptures, Eddie dies. He awakes in Heaven, soon to meet the freak show Blue Man, who explains that Eddie will, in turn, meet five people in their own heavens who will show the importance of his life before he goes to the next level.

  • An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.


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