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The Five People You Meet in Heaven ()


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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... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations.
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Cast

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Eddie
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Ruby
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Blue Man
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Marguerite
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Young Eddie
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Captain
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Eddie's Father
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Eddie's Mother
Callahan Brebner ...
Eddie - Boy
Nicaela Weigel ...
Tala
Shelbie Weigel ...
Tala
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Joe - Young
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Mickey Shea
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Dominguez
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Willie
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Morton
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Smitty
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Rabozzo
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Amy (as Ava Rebecca Hughes)
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Japanese Guard #1
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Japanese Guard #2
Pablo Coffey ...
Pastor
Janine Sabino-Albom ...
Swing Band Singer (as Janine Sabino Albom)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Home Girl (uncredited)
Leyla Bahmanyar ...
Swing Dancer (uncredited)
Stirling Bancroft ...
Swing Dancer (uncredited)
Kerry Blouin ...
Swing Dancer (uncredited)
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Man on Ride (uncredited)
Anthony De Marco ...
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Young Boy (uncredited) (voice)
Tammie Eros ...
Swing Dancer (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
Damon Johnson ...
Old Joe (uncredited)
Pam McCartney ...
One armed diner patron (uncredited)
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Scottish Flower Girl (uncredited)
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Ruby - Young (uncredited)
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Blue Man - Child (uncredited)
Aaron Woods ...
Swing Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lloyd Kramer

Written by

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Mitch Albom ... (teleplay)
 
Mitch Albom ... (book)

Produced by

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Mitch Albom ... executive producer
Howard Ellis ... producer
Robert Halmi Sr. ... executive producer
Robert A. Halmi ... executive producer (as Robert Halmi Jr.)
Lisa Towers ... line producer

Music by

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David Hirschfelder ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Kramer Morgenthau ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Igor Kovalik
Gillian McCarthy
Stuart Waks

Editorial Department

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Stephen P. Arkle ... colorist (as S P Arkle)
Caroline Hardon ... first assistant editor: Canada
Jennifer Hatton ... first assistant editor: U.S.
Andy Lichtstein ... colorist
Michael Matsumoto ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Lynn Kressel

Production Design by

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Caroline Hanania

Art Direction by

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Sandy Cochrane

Set Decoration by

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Rose Marie McSherry

Costume Design by

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Tish Monaghan

Makeup Department

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Stacey Butterworth ... wig maker
Angelina P. Cameron ... hair department head
Rita Ciccozzi ... first assistant makeup artist
Emanuela Daus ... makeup artist
Stan Edmonds ... makeup department head
Katalin Lippay ... hair stylist (as Kathleen P. Campbell)
Zabrina Matiru ... makeup artist
Ryan Nicholson ... special effects makeup
Christ Stanley ... special effects makeup (as Chriss Stanley)
Bill Terezakis ... special effects makeup

Production Management

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David Hauka ... unit production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Scott J. Ateah ... second unit director
James Bitonti ... second assistant director (as James A. Bitonti)
Jim Brebner ... first assistant director
Alleris Gillham ... trainee assistant director
Kevin Barry Howe ... assistant director / second unit director
Harry S. Keith ... second assistant director: second unit
Shannon Pratt ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Ea Birkett ... on-set props
Nancy Anna Brown ... assistant art director
Brian Cunningham ... graphic artist
Nelson Dewey ... storyboard artist
Dave Emmonds ... head greensman
R.D. 'Luther' Fairbairn ... property master
Warren Flanagan ... concept illustrator
Mark Francis ... assistant property master
Jack Gauvreau ... head sculptor
Shannon Gottlieb ... assistant set decorator
Brentan Harron ... production illustrator
Craig Henderson ... construction coordinator
Zoe Jirik ... set decoration buyer
Carl Johansen ... best boy greens
Lin-Li-Anne Lee ... art department coordinator
Vladimir Lushnikov ... sculptor
Malcolm MacLean ... paint coordinator (as Malcom Maclean)
Gwendolyn Margetson ... assistant art director
Sheila Millar ... assistant art director
Michel Rheault ... construction buyer
Rohan Lyal ... greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Donald D. Brown ... boom operator (as Donald Brown)
Harry Cheney ... sound editor
Stephen Hunter Flick ... sound designer
William Freesh ... re-recording mixer
Christopher Harvengt ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Mark Hensley ... adr recordist
Takako Ishikawa ... sound effects editor
Devin Joseph ... dialogue editor
Larry Mann ... supervising sound editor
Michael McGee ... sound mixer
Robert Nichols II ... sound recordist
R. Russell Smith ... re-recording mixer (as Russell Smith)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor/sound design (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Dan Cervin ... special effects first assistant
Garnet Harry ... special effects buyer
Eric Lemay ... special effects technician
Kyle T. Moore ... special effects technician
Adam Tayler ... special effects technician
Joel Whist ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Judith Bell ... digital artist
Zoltán Benyó ... CG supervisor
D. Walt Cameron ... compositor
Sarah Coatts ... visual effects associate producer
Robert Cribbett ... compositing supervisor
David Fogg ... visual effects supervisor
Chris Holmes ... digital compositor
Petra Holtorf ... visual effects producer
Cynthia Hyland ... digital compositor
Veress Kovács István ... matte painter
Deke Kincaid ... digital compositor: Yuco
Károly Mesterházy ... digital compositor
Michael Miller ... digital compositor
Sheila Molnar ... digital compositor
Marcell Nagy ... digital compositor
Phil Pham ... digital compositor: Yuco
Laurel Schneider ... visual effects producer
Mátyás Szabó ... digital compositor
Attila Szalma ... digital compositor
Linda Tremblay ... digital compositor
Devin Uzan ... digital compositor
Gábor Vaszkun ... digital compositor
Claire Welch ... visual effects coordinator
Péter Závorszky ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Ed Anders ... stunt performer
Brett Armstrong ... stunts
Scott J. Ateah ... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Curt Bonn ... stunt rigger
Dave Campbell ... stunts
Clint Carleton ... lead stunt double: Steven Grayhm
Crystal Dalman ... stunt performer
Marny Eng ... stunt performer
Rikki Gagne ... stunt performer
Lani Gelera ... stunts
Mike Godenir ... stunt double: Eddie (as Mike Godiner)
Dave Hospes ... stunts
Leslie McMichael ... stunt performer
Steven McMichael ... stunt performer
Giorgio Miyashita ... stunts
Darryl Scheelar ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dillard Brinson ... key grip
Terry Calhoun ... best boy electric
David Crone ... camera operator
Sacha Fassaert ... assistant camera: underwater unit
Gil Forrester ... dolly operator
Braden Haggerty ... underwater camera operator
Sean M. Harding ... first assistant camera (as Sean Harding)
Stephen Jackson ... gaffer (as Steve Jackson)
Alan Markfield ... still photographer
Taylor Matheson ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Saubrie Mohamed ... electrician
Brian Pearson ... director of photography: second unit
Jack Rowand ... still photographer
John Sanderson ... video playback
Jesse Sannerud ... camera trainee
Gary Viola ... camera operator: "b" camera
Tyler Woeste ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Heike Brandstatter ... casting: Canada
Sandra-Ken Freeman ... extras casting
Coreen Mayrs ... casting: Canada
James McKenzie Moore ... casting assistant (as James Moore)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Daevina Danyluck ... set costumer
Sondra Durksen ... set costumer
Karen Durrant ... costumer
Denise Gingrich ... key costume ager/dyer
Karin Nosella ... assistant costume designer
Susan Pugh ... costumer construction
Sandra Watson ... costume set supervisor
Beverley Wowchuk ... costume coordinator
Lily Yuen ... breakdown artist

Location Management

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Bruce L. Brownstein ... location manager
Flemming Lund ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Tim Davies ... orchestrator
Ricky Edwards ... orchestrator
John Finklea ... music editor
Daniel Hamuy ... composer: additional music / orchestrator
David Hirschfelder ... conductor
Gerry O'Riordan ... music mixer / music recordist
Mary Ramos ... music supervisor
Ben Schor ... assistant music editor
Aaron Symonds ... orchestrator
John Van Tongeren ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Paul Irvine ... driver
Ian 'Moss' Urquhart ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Ron Blecker ... military advisor
Laura Boddington ... stand-in
Sophie Brodovitch ... assistant: Mr. Ellis
Warren Dean Fulton ... production assistant
Cody Klop ... adr voice
Wendy Lewis ... production coordinator
Nathan Lomax ... production assistant
Lukasz Madziag ... production assistant
Robert Milicevic ... set security
Roger Paul ... assistant: Mr. Kramer
Bruce Scott ... star wagon
Joshua Spencer ... video effects coordinator
Stephen Tibbetts ... stand-in
Christine Wilson ... script supervisor (as Christine M. Wilson)

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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  • yU+Co. (visual effects company)

Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines All ending are beginnings. We just don't know it at the time... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' (United States)
  • Die fünf Menschen, die dir im Himmel begegnen (Germany)
  • Las cinco personas que conoces en el cielo (Spain)
  • Las cinco personas que conoces en el cielo (Spain, Castilian title)
  • Fem personer du möter i himlen (Finland, Swedish title)
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Runtime
  • 180 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The newspaper headline in Eddie's apartment reads, "Police Doubt Fire Was Accidental". The same headline appears in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and is where the character gets her name. See more »
Goofs When Eddie's mother tries to get him out of bed after his leg injury, his left leg is bandaged instead of the right. In next shot into the mirror, it looks like his right leg is bandaged when, in fact, it is his left leg's reflection. See more »
Soundtracks You Made Me Love You See more »
Quotes Ruby: Eddie, anger is a poison. It eats us inside. We think when we hate someone we hurt them, but hatred is a curved blade, and the harm we do to others we also do to ourselves.
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