Heaven Can Wait Movie Review 1978

Information and Film Reviews for Heaven Can Wait the Movie

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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.

Distribution

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

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

Awards

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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