Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

  • Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1978-06-28
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 246 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: , .
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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.

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    Directing Warren Beatty Director
    Production Warren Beatty Producer
    Writing Warren Beatty Writer
    Directing Buck Henry Director
    Camera William A. Fraker Director of Photography
    Editing Don Zimmerman Editor
    Sound Dave Grusin Original Music Composer
    Art Paul Sylbert Production Design
    Editing Robert C. Jones Editor
    Writing Elaine May Screenplay
    Writing Harry Segall Theatre Play
    Art Edwin O'Donovan Production Design