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Heaven Can Wait


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 

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Overview

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.

Awards:
1978 - Academy Awards - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration Winner

Cast List

Howard W. "Hawk" Koch Jr. - 1970s-2000s American producer, HEAVEN CAN WAIT/FREQUENCY
Howard W. Koch Jr. - 1970s-2000s American producer, HEAVEN CAN WAIT/FREQUENCY
Hawk Koch - 1970s-2000s American producer, HEAVEN CAN WAIT/FREQUENCY
Buck Henry - Comic, Writer, Actor, Director
Buck Henry Zuckerman - Comic, Writer, Actor, Director
Dick Enberg - Sports Broadcaster
Larry Block
Joseph Maher - Supporting Actor
Jack Warden - American actor, SHAMPOO, HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1979)
Warren Beatty - Actor, director, producer, REDS (1981)
Henry Warren Beaty - Actor, director, producer, REDS (1981)
Dave Grusin - Composer, AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (1982)
David Grusin - Composer, AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (1982)
Harry Segall
Charles McGuire
Dolph Sweet - American Character Actor
Bill Sorrells
Stephanie Faracy - TV/Film Actress
Charles Grodin - American actor/Stage Director
Paul Sylbert - Art Director/Screenwriter
Robert C. Jones - Film editor
Arthur Malet - Actor/"Toys"
Elaine May - Director/Actress/Screenwriter
Elaine Berlin - Director/Actress/Screenwriter
Dyan Cannon - American Actress
Samille Diane Friesen - American Actress
Diane Cannon - American Actress
Dianne Cannon - American Actress
James Mason - British actor, A STAR IS BORN (1954)
Hamilton Camp - American TV/Film Actor
Don Zimmerman - American Editor
William A. Fraker - Legendary cinematographer/director
Theadora Van Runkle
Richard Bruno
Edwin O'Donovan
Julie Christie - British actress, DR. ZHIVAGO, HEAVEN CAN WAIT
R.G. Armstrong - American Actor
Frank Campanella - American Supporting Actor
Vincent Gardenia - American TV/Film Actor
Vincent Scognamiglio - American TV/Film Actor
Robert MacDonald - Casting\CSA
Bob MacDonald - Casting\CSA

 
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  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929302598

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Afterlife
Classic
Fantasy
Ghosts
Romance
Switching Roles
Heaven
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 
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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.

Reviews:
"...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..." - 06/21/1978 Variety


"...A kind of earnest cheerfulness that is sometimes most winning....[Beatty and Christie create] characters of import..." - 06/28/1978 New York Times, p.C17

 
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