Academy Awards 1978 -
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
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..."
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.