Florence Henderson takes a satirical romp through an outrageous bureaucratic Heaven to relive her romantic past while being wait-listed for a return trip to Earth to keep a promise which will save her Granddaughter's life.


Nat Christian


Ann Marcus





Credited cast:
Florence Henderson ... Sarah Miller
Allison Lange ... Young Sarah
David Paetkau ... Young David
Yaani King Mondschein ... Ashley (as Yaani King)
Kathryn Gordon ... Amy
Joseph Campanella ... Donald Meeks
Stephanie Patton Stephanie Patton ... Katie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Newell Alexander ... Older David
Amber Barretto ... Hotel Clerk
Susan Berger ... Woman
Shay Morgan Brook Shay Morgan Brook ... Taxi driver
Perry Bullington Perry Bullington ... Man On Coaster
Antonio D. Charity ... Lamont Brown
Suzanne Childs Suzanne Childs ... School Counselor
Kassi Crews ... Operator


Sarah Miller (Florence Henderson), known to her grandchildren as "Nanny," is still slim and athletic in her early seventies. She's a successful author, feisty, intellectual and full of fun. Her granddaughter (Stephanie Patton - "Shadowheart") is closet to her and together they prepare Katie's 11th birthday. But before it arrives, Sarah suffers a fatal heart attack and finds herself on a celestial roller coaster en route to heaven. Not particularly religious, Sarah is nevertheless accepted into Heaven, and begins her preparation to meet her parents, the love of her life and others that past before her. Back on earth, Katie is not taking her grandmother's passing lightly and on her 11th birthday she collapses and is rushed to the hospital. After heavenly bureaucratic rambling, Sarah gets one last chance to visit her granddaughter on earth, and appears to Katie in the hospital. Katie wants nothing more than to join her grandmother in heaven, but Sarah convinces her that life on earth is ...

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy


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I really liked this one!
25 September 2008 | by KieraTombsSee all my reviews

For Heaven's Sake has a superb line up of talent is behind it. I really enjoyed watching it.

The clever screenplay by TV writer, Ann Marcus, an Emmy Award recipient for the cult classic TV series, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, is tight, funny and heart-rending.

It is directed with an assured hand by director, Nat Christian, who creatively weaves an intoxicating mixture of romp and human drama. Christian also directs his actors exceptionally well giving them the freedom to explore the depths of their comedic as well as deep emotional ranges.

The superb cast headed by Florence Henderson gives us diverse characterizations, engrossing to watch.

Florence Henderson captivates us in her moving depiction of a woman who goes to heaven and then tries to maneuver her way out of it in order to keep a promise to her granddaughter.

Allison Lange, who plays a young Florence, has a star's screen presence. David Paetkau, always honest, is vulnerable and appealing.

Stephanie Patton is one heck of an actress. This girl (10 years old?) should be a major player in the years to come. Yanni King is lovely as a comedic assistant in heaven. Kathryn Gordon brings deep emotion to her character. An excellent performance by Time Winters had me laughing throughout his whole scene. Quinn Redeker is great, as he always is, as Florence's suitor. Newell Alexander is charming and very appealing. Denice Duff is a talented actress who should be seen more. Jorge Elias is a blast. TV stars Skyler Gisondo and James Tupper are great, albeit in smaller roles.

The movie has a pattern of some very interesting camera angles. I liked the music very much. Lots of laughs with bittersweet moments tugging at you.

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