Heaven Can Wait

Starring: Julie Christie Director: Warren Beatty & Buck Henry  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1978 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 06/21/1978
"...HEAVEN CAN WAIT is an outstanding film....[The] entire cast is excellent....[The] script and direction are very strong, providing a rich mix of visual and verbal humor..."
New York Times - 06/28/1978
"...A kind of earnest cheerfulness that is sometimes most winning....[Beatty and Christie create] characters of import..."

Product Description:

When L.A. Rams quarterback Joe Pendleton (Beatty) is plucked from Earth too soon by an overzealous angel, he is sent back to Earth in another, older body. He struggles to regain his old spot in the line-up while straightening out his host's tangled affairs. Based not on the 1943 movie of the same name, but on 1941's Here Comes Mr. Jordan. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture, Best Actor: Warren Beatty, Best Director: Beatty/Henry, Best Adapted Screenplay: Elaine May/Warren Beatty.

Plot Keywords:

Afterlife | Classic | Essential Cinema | Fantasy | Ghosts | Heaven | Recommended | Romance | Switching Roles | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: June 28, 1978.
  • Co-directors Buck Henry and Warren Beatty both made their film directing debuts with "Heaven Can Wait."
  • Remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941), directed by Alexander Hall.
  • Shot in California, with Movielab color, Panavision equipment. Released in USA June 28, 1978.
  • Other cast members included Frank Campanella; Larry Block (Peters); Dick Enberg (The Interviewer); Ed V. Peck (Trainer); Deacon Jones and Curt Gowdy (TV Commentator).
  • Titles by Wayne Fitzgerald; sound effects editor Dick Oswald; music editor Milton Lustig.
  • "Sonata #3" by Handel performed by Paul Brodie and Antonin Kubalek.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 103,219
  • UPC: 883929302598
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