Heaven Can Wait PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 10, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , , &
Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by &
Edited by &
Screenplay by &
Original story by
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by &

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1978 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 37


User Ratings: 13,201
Rating: B- -- Frivolous and amusing in spots. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jul 9, 2006
...A kind of earnest cheerfulness that is sometimes most winning....[Beatty and Christie create] characters of import...
New York Times
Jun 28, 1978
The film drags its feet uncertainly from beginning to end.
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 2.5/5 -- There are a few laughs from Grodin and Cannon, but Beatty and Christie are like 400-pound gorillas chasing a milkweed seed. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 21, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- This updated version of the 1941 film Here Comes Mr Jordan is one of the few remakes that is almost as good as the original. Full Review
Radio Times
Jan 24, 2014
It's charming, witty, touching, and despite its previous incarnation, still fresh and original. Full Review
Gannett News Service
Nov 1, 2019
Heaven Can Wait is an outstanding film. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009

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.


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: 21,156
  • UPC: 032429285232
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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