Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Directed by


Starring (View all)
Richard Dreyfuss Richard Dreyfuss
Pete Sandich
Holly Hunter Holly Hunter
Dorinda Durston
Brad Johnson Brad Johnson
Ted Baker
John Goodman John Goodman
Al Yackey
Keith David Keith David
Powerhouse
Ed Van Nuys Ed Van Nuys
Nails


Written by
Jerry Belson Jerry Belson
(screenplay)


Lists

93 votes
Watched in 2012 (612 items)
list by Coby
Published 11 years ago 12 comments
76 votes
Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life (1136 items)
list by AFIoscar
Published 13 years, 4 months ago
70 votes
Same Title, Different Movie (75 items)
list by Michael M
Published 10 years, 7 months ago 24 comments
56 votes
Movie Diary 2014 (Jaunary-June) (196 items)
list by ST9156
Published 9 years ago 4 comments
56 votes
Steven Spielberg's Best Movie? You Decide! (29 items)
list by SML96
Published 9 years, 6 months ago 62 comments

View all Always lists (72 more)

Always Videos


View all Always videos

Cover art, photos and screenshots

3 votes
3 votes
1 vote
1 vote
1 vote

View all Always pictures (20 more)

Reviews

Reasonable movie.

14 years, 9 months ago at May 3 8:55
2 votes
"He's too beautiful. He's too much twisted steel and sex appeal. I can't be with a guy that looks like I won him in a raffle."

Always is yet another very good effort from legendary director Steven Spielberg; but unfortunately this film is not one of his best efforts. I am glad to report that the film boasts all the qualities we expect in a Spielberg film like this: it's for the fami... read more

An average movie

6 years, 9 months ago at Apr 14 13:36
2 votes
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie. Still, I remember fairly well when I saw the damned thing. Indeed, back then, it was one of the very last movies directed by Steven Spielberg that I still hadn’t watch yet at the time so I was really eager to check the damned thing. Well, eventually, even though it was certainly not that bad at all, it was still easily one of the le... read more

Always

3 years, 5 months ago at Aug 9 21:49
2 votes
Steven Spielberg and Richard Dreyfuss have both mentioned a deep love and appreciation for 1944’s A Guy Named Joe and discussed remaking it as far back as 1975’s Jaws. A Guy Named Joe is one of those heavily romantic studio era films that easily moved into magical realism territory. You buy into silvery images of Spencer Tracy as a helpless, benevolent angel mentoring his replacement (Van John... read more
View all Always reviews
Description: Always offers a rich lore of ideas and ideals that could be put under the umbrella of spirituality—the concept of life as mission, mentoring, love, and letting go. The film is at once a rousing adventure story, a romantic comedy, and an affecting afterlife fantasy. Steven Spielberg directed this romantic remake of the World War II film A GUY NAMED JOE. A daredevil firefighter pilot, Pete Sandich (Richard Dreyfuss), dies after saving fellow flyer Al (John Goodman), leaving behind his soulmate, Dorinda (Holly Hunter). Pete, in ghost form, "wakes up" six months later when an angel, Hap (Audrey Hepburn), instructs him ... (more)
Release date: 22 December 1989
UPC: 025192055621
Tags: Romance (11), Drama (10), Fantasy (9), Afterlife (5), Death (4), Love Story (4), 1980s (4), Ghosts (4), Airplane (4), Relationships (3), Ghost (3), 1989 (3), Friendship (3), Powers Of Spirit (2), Soulmates (2), Firefighter (2), Growth/healing (2), MMG (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), (1)
My tags: Add tags

Update feed

Leo added this to a list 1 month ago
Failed Oscar Bait Movies (171 movies items)
samira added this to a list 8 months, 1 week ago
Every Movie Ever! (13121 movies items)
mo∞on posted 2 images 1 year, 1 month ago

mo∞on added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
Steven Spielberg☆Films (36 movies items)
Stehako added this to a list 2 years, 1 month ago
Top Ten Performances - Holly Hunter (14 movies items)

"as Dorinda Durston"


jordanwiles94 added this to a list 2 years, 4 months ago
Leo added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
DrLoomis added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
Collection (2069 dvds items)
JxSxPx posted a review 3 years, 5 months ago

Always

“Steven Spielberg and Richard Dreyfuss have both mentioned a deep love and appreciation for 1944’s A Guy Named Joe and discussed remaking it as far back as 1975’s Jaws. A Guy Named Joe is one of those heavily romantic studio era films that easily moved into magical realism territory. You buy into silvery images of Spencer Tracy as a helpless, benevolent angel mentoring his replacement (Van Johnson) in both love (with Irene Dunne) and employment (a fighter pilot) because so many of those movies have an artifice that’s expertly weaved into their DNA.   Remaking them is a tough prospect. Spielberg has the right touch of sentimentality, sometimes too much, but he doesn’t have the right touch of magical realism. His films are often filled with wonder, like Close Encounter of the Third” read more

Kandi added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Favorite Drama Films: 1988-1989 (110 movies items)

" Directed by: Steven Spielberg Produced by: Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, and Richard Vane Written by: Jerry Belson Based on the screenplay "A Guy Named Joe" by: Dalton Trumbo, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Chandler Sprague, and David Boehm Cinematography: Mikael Solomon Edited by: Michael Kahn Music by: John Williams Distributed by: Universal Pictures"


Texal voted for an image 3 years, 11 months ago

Phoenix Feather added this to a list 4 years ago
Seen Films (1980s) (341 movies items)
iknowthat added this to a list 4 years ago
Romantic movies (276 movies items)
Texal added this to a list 4 years, 5 months ago
Minor Classics (143 movies items)
Stehako added this to a list 4 years, 6 months ago
Watched in 2018: Movies (193 movies items)
nathan added this to a list 5 years, 5 months ago
samira added this to a list 6 years, 4 months ago
A (512 movies items)
Yokihana added this to a list 6 years, 4 months ago
Movies watched in 2016 (100 movies items)
The Movie Geek added this to a list 6 years, 8 months ago
2016 Film Journal (112 movies items)
johanlefourbe posted a review 6 years, 9 months ago

An average movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie. Still, I remember fairly well when I saw the damned thing. Indeed, back then, it was one of the very last movies directed by Steven Spielberg that I still hadn’t watch yet at the time so I was really eager to check the damned thing. Well, eventually, even though it was certainly not that bad at all, it was still easily one of the least interesting directing efforts coming from this guy. I mean, it was rather well done and the cast was pretty good but even though it was a sweet story, eventually, I thought it was rather boring. I mean, during the previous 15 years, Spielberg single-handedly created the concept of the blockbuster (a concept still ruling the box-office nowadays) and, with each movies, he would push the limit of” read more

Paloma1996 voted for an image 6 years, 10 months ago

Battleax voted for an image 6 years, 10 months ago


People who liked this also liked

Rating: 5
Rating: 6.6
Rating: 7.3
Rating: 7.3
Rating: 6.6
Rating: 7.6
Rating: 5.8
Rating: 6
Rating: 7.9
Rating: 5.1
Rating: 7.3
Rating: 6.2
Rating: 6.3
Rating: 7.2
Rating: 5.4
Rating: 6.3
Rating: 7
Rating: 5.4
Rating: 7
Rating: 6.3
Rating: 7