Heaven Can Wait Movie Review 1978

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A remake of 1941's "Here Comes Mr. Jordan." L.A. Rams quarterback Joe Pendleton (Beatty) is summoned to heaven before his time. When archangel Mr. Jordan (Mason) realizes the mistake, Joe is returned to Earth but it's in the body of a wealthy industrialist who's about to be murdered by his unfaithful wife Julia (Cannon) and his nervous secretary, Tony (Grodin). But Joe is about to let a little thing like murder prevent him from playing in the Super Bowl--new body or not. Christie's the new love interest; Warden's the gruff coach. Not to be confused with the 1943 film of the same name.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Football, Death & the Afterlife, Adapted from a Play, Heaven Sent, Angels, The Meaning of Life, Reincarnation, The Help: Male
Elaine May, Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon, James Mason, Jack Warden, Buck Henry
William A. Fraker
Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Dave Grusin
Paramount Pictures


Oscars 1978: Art Dir./Set Dec.; Golden Globes 1979: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Beatty), Film--Mus./Comedy, Support. Actress (Cannon); Writers Guild 1978: Adapt. Screenplay.

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