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Heaven Can Wait (1978)

PG 101 min - Fantasy, Comedy - 28 June 1978
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Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.

Director:  Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Writers:  Warren Beatty
Stars:  Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason, Jack Warden, Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon, R.G. Armstrong, Buck Henry, Vincent Gardenia, Joseph Maher, Hamilton Camp, Arthur Malet, Stephanie Faracy, Jeannie Linero, John Randolph, Richard O'Brien, Deacon Jones, Les Josephson, Jack Snow, Jim Boeke, Charley Cowan, Jerry Scanlan, Harry D.K. Wong, Bryant Gumbel, Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis, Peter Tomarken, Larry Block, George J. Manos, Frank Campanella, Bill Sorrells, Dick Enberg, Dolph Sweet, Ed Peck, Robert Fortier

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Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.



Genres: Fantasy, Comedy

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Spanish
Release Date:  28 June 1978

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 41 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE — Warren Beatty {“Joe Pendleton (alias, Leo Farnsworth, Tom Jarrett)”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Jack Warden {“Max Corkle”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Dyan Cannon {“Julia Farnsworth”}
ART DIRECTION — Art Direction: Paul Sylbert, Edwin O’Donovan; Set Decoration: George Gaines  – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY — William A. Fraker
DIRECTING — Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
MUSIC (Original Score) — Dave Grusin
BEST PICTURE — Warren Beatty, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) — Elaine May, Warren Beatty


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